High Blood Pressure Health News

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5/5/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

5/1/2008
Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries

Eighty percent of high blood pressure-related deaths occur in poorer nations, study shows

4/29/2008
Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease

But without losing pounds, activity alone unlikely to reverse dangers for overweight

4/22/2008
Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia

Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds

4/21/2008
Heart Disease Risks Hit Boys in Teens

Girls protected by hormones during adolescence, study suggests

4/15/2008
Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke

Avoiding food during religious holidays such as Ramadan increased risk almost 3-fold

4/15/2008
4/14/2008
New Benefits From Old Heart Measures

Statins lower blood pressure, DASH diet cuts cardiovascular risk, studies find

4/8/2008
Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit

But jury still out on whether it makes difference in high-risk groups, study finds

4/8/2008
Food as Medicine?

Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

4/7/2008
New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension

Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says

3/31/2008
Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack

Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

3/31/2008
Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure

Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

3/31/2008
Elderly Can Benefit From High Blood Pressure Treatment

Lowering pressure significantly reduces risk of stroke and heart failure for those over 80, study finds

3/31/2008
ACE Inhibitor as Effective as More Expensive Blood Pressure Drug

Study focused on more than 17,000 people with coronary artery disease or diabetes

3/24/2008
High Blood Pressure Runs in Families

Long-term study firms up link between parents' hypertension, kids' lifetime risk

3/21/2008
Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most

Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

3/20/2008
Happy Marriage, Happy Heart

Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure

3/14/2008
Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks

The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

3/14/2008
Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests

Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

3/12/2008
Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts

Caregivers were stressed, ate poorly, study found

3/11/2008
Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks

Inappropriate treatment with beta blockers, other meds also increases odds, study finds

3/11/2008
Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers

Study suggests eating foods such as whole grains cuts risk of cerebral infarction

3/7/2008
Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure

Preliminary study results encouraging; it would only be needed a few times a year

3/6/2008
Smoking Boosts 'Bleeding' Stroke Risk in Those With High Blood Pressure

Study says tobacco use may further damage already weakened vessels

3/3/2008
Stress Can Help Trigger Stroke

Study found a clear association, but no such link for depression

2/29/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Tied to Tendon Woes

But these side effects are rare and benefits still outweigh risks, experts say

2/27/2008
Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks

Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

2/27/2008
Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes

Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

2/20/2008
Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults

Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

2/20/2008
Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk

Study finds both went up simultaneously in recent decades

2/19/2008
Hypertension a Health Challenge for Women

Too many don't have their blood pressure under control, researchers say

2/18/2008
Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives

More patients would take recommended medications, study says

2/13/2008
Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems

But Sutent's benefits may still outweigh its risks for many patients, experts say

2/13/2008
Airplane Noise Boosts Blood Pressure Even During Sleep

More must be done to help people living near major flight hubs, researchers say

2/6/2008
Blood Pressure Drugs Might Prevent Parkinson's

Preliminary study finds some benefit from calcium channel blockers

1/30/2008
Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding

German study found higher chances of cardiovascular trouble during 2006 World Cup matches

1/28/2008
Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

1/22/2008
Genetics Influence Blood Pressure Medications

A person's gene profile seems to dictate response, study finds

1/21/2008
Two-Drug Combination Approved for High Blood Pressure

Eased hypertension better than either drug alone, maker says

1/18/2008
Immune Therapy May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

But it's nowhere near ready for general use, experts caution

1/14/2008
Cholesterol Drug Zetia Doesn't Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Results might also pertain to Vytorin, which contains Zetia, experts say

1/8/2008
Health Tip: Low-Sodium Meals

Suggestions to lower your salt intake

1/2/2008
New Cancer Drug Boosts Blood Pressure

But doctors say sunitinib's benefits outweigh its risks

12/27/2007
High Blood Triglycerides Linked to Stroke Risk

Boosted concentrations of these fats doubled the odds, researchers say

12/18/2007
Bystolic Approved for High Blood Pressure

A new drug to combat a 'silent killer'

12/18/2007
New Type of Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise

Experimental agent works differently than statin medications, researchers say

12/12/2007
High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

11/30/2007
High Blood Pressure Could Exacerbate Alzheimer's

Slowed blood flow to the brain may be to blame, MRI study shows

11/30/2007
Cholesterol-Stroke Relationship Puzzles Researchers

High blood-fat levels not always linked to higher stroke risk, studies show