High Blood Pressure Health News

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9/9/2008
Blood Pressure Treatment Can Be Used Against Stroke

Study finds the therapy can be given in tandem with clot-dissolving drug

8/31/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics

Study found telmisartan offered slight benefit for those unable to take ACE inhibitors

8/28/2008
Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose

Warfarin could cut stroke risk by 67%, but patients and doctors say drug is hard to manage

8/27/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke

Patients may need to be on telmisartan longer to see positive effect, researchers say

8/22/2008
FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link

But the agency says patients can still take the cholesterol-lowering drug

8/20/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Won't Cause Cancer

New analysis shows no effect from statin meds, which include Lipitor, Crestor

8/18/2008
Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

Similar results have been found in studies of adults

8/14/2008
Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure...

... But too few doctors recommend it to their patients, study finds

8/13/2008
Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run

Benefit disappears within three years, study finds

8/8/2008
Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure

Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation

8/4/2008
Injected Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure

When oral therapy isn't feasible

8/4/2008
Excessive Drinking Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

More than 2 a day for men, 1 for women, increases odds of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes

7/27/2008
Mouse Study May Offer Better Diagnosis for Preeclampsia

Researchers find autoantibodies that block potentially fatal pregnancy complication

7/18/2008
A Better Blood Test for Heart Risk?

Tracking 2 proteins might be more precise than cholesterol readings, experts say

7/17/2008
Dietary Fiber Cuts Risk of Pregnancy Complication

Preeclampsia raises blood pressure, but the nutrient lowers the odds, study finds

7/16/2008
Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

But medications and lifestyle changes can head off threats like heart attack and stroke

7/14/2008
Optimism About Heart Risk Pays Off

Study finds lower death rate for men with upbeat outlook, but same did not hold true for women

7/14/2008
For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat

Study says it leads to damaged heart arteries later in life

7/14/2008
Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition

CDC survey found heart patients report lower quality of life, poorer outlook

7/14/2008
Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes

When clot forms in heart and travels to the brain, heparin more risky, study finds

7/10/2008
Finding Out How Flavonoids Protect the Heart

Meta-analysis shows specific cardiovascular effects of chocolate, soy protein, green tea

7/8/2008
Ankle-Arm Blood Pressure Test Predicts Heart Disease Risk

Could improve current assessments, report says

7/8/2008
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

7/7/2008
Omega-3, Some Omega-6 Fatty Acids Boost Cardiovascular Health

Reduce heart attack risk and blood pressure, studies show

6/30/2008
Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby

Rats fed junk food had higher cholesterol, blood fats into adulthood, British study finds

6/30/2008
New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes

Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

6/26/2008
'Silent Strokes' Strike One in 10 Healthy People

No symptoms, but some loss of brain function occurs, study finds

6/25/2008
Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise for Marfan Syndrome

Losartan slowed aortic enlargement, most life-threatening defect of condition

6/24/2008
Going Online to Draw the Line on High Blood Pressure

Conferring with pharmacists permits quicker changes in drugs, improved management, study finds

6/24/2008
Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy

Insulin resistance increases and arteries malfunction years later, researchers say

6/24/2008
Health Tip: Check Blood Pressure at Home

Regular monitoring can keep it under control

6/23/2008
Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk

Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble

6/17/2008
Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough

For those over 50, high systolic pressure is by far the greater threat, experts say

6/16/2008
Research Shows Why Statins Don't Work for Everyone

A key protein change can lessen the cholesterol-lowering drugs' effectiveness

6/13/2008
Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk

European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

5/27/2008
Antidepressants May Prevent Depression After Stroke

Problem-solving therapy could also make a difference, study shows

5/22/2008
Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended

It makes better control possible, heart experts say

5/19/2008
Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

5/19/2008
Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment

Only half of patients had their therapy changed as needed, study found

5/19/2008
Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk

Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

5/15/2008
Weight-Loss Aids Bought on Internet Might Harm Your Heart

Pills, supplements have potentially dangerous ingredients, lack warning labels, study finds

5/14/2008
Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Especially for women, heavy consumption tied to arterial stiffening, enlarged hearts

5/14/2008
Music Hath Charms to Calm Hypertension

But the finding isn't meant to encourage patients to throw out their medications

5/14/2008
Aspirin at Bedtime Lowers Blood Pressure

No benefit seen for prehypertensive people in morning use, researchers report

5/13/2008
Women Who Quit Smoking Lower Heart Risks Quickly

Study saw significant declines in several death risks within 5 years of stopping

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease

Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

5/12/2008
Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans

Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors

Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

5/12/2008
Gene May Be Key to Pregnancy Complication

Preeclampsia is common and serious, but genetics could bring screening test or treatment

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says