High Blood Pressure Health News

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11/24/2008
Hypertension May Hit Black Males Earlier

Different tests may be needed to detect rising blood pressure in these men, experts say

11/21/2008
High Blood Pressure Stalks Many Americans

Seven in 10 don't do enough to protect themselves from stroke, heart attack

11/20/2008
Vitamin D Deficit Could Lead to Heart Woes

Winter's lack of sun means adults at risk should be monitored, experts say

11/12/2008
Education Program Spurs Blacks to Take Blood Pressure Meds

Studies had found blacks twice as likely to skip medicines, compared to whites

11/11/2008
After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off

Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend

11/11/2008
Lipoprotein Levels May Predict Women's Hypertension Risk

These particles carry cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body

11/10/2008
Poor Sleep, Hypertension a Dangerous Combination

Elderly who don't get 7.5 hours of shut-eye a night at higher death risk, study suggests

11/10/2008
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply

Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

11/9/2008
Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure

The finding is especially true for blacks, study suggests

11/6/2008
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor

Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

11/6/2008
Too Few Americans Aware of 'Pre-Diabetes'

It's when blood sugar levels are rising, but disease can still be prevented, CDC says

11/5/2008
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

10/29/2008
Key Blood Test Protein May Not Cause Heart Disease

CRP may only reflect existing cardiovascular trouble, study finds

10/29/2008
Women at Higher Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension

They are 4 times more apt to develop the lung artery disorder, study shows

10/28/2008
Cialis May Help Ease Pulmonary Hypertension

Once-daily dose of the ED drug delayed disease progression, researchers found

10/28/2008
Too Few Understand Diabetes' Dangers

Americans more fearful of shark bites than this common, potentially lethal disease, survey shows

10/16/2008
Chicken Soup May Lower Blood Pressure

Collagen in some parts of chicken acts like a hypertension medication, study suggests

9/26/2008
Drug Fights Diabetic Eye Disease

Retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication, but Atacand may help

9/19/2008
Vitamin C Might Help Lower Hypertension

But delivery was intravenous, so implications for diet are unclear, experts say

9/17/2008
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

9/10/2008
Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Long-Term

A period of strict management with drugs has effects that last long after therapy ends, study finds

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