High Blood Pressure Health News

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11/21/2007
Researchers Spot Link Between Heart Disease, Income

As paychecks declined, blood markers of inflammation rose

11/19/2007
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults

Gains in the 1980s, 1990s have slowed or even been reversed, experts warn

11/15/2007
Older Hypertension Patients Less Likely to Get Lifestyle Advice

Doctors more often tell younger people to change diet, get more exercise, study found

11/12/2007
Smoking Boosts Blood Pressure in Women

And that heightens the risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

11/7/2007
Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension

Drawing on their beliefs helped them stick to medication regimen, study finds

11/6/2007
Kidney Disease Increasing in U.S.

More obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are driving the trend, study says

11/6/2007
Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart

But contraceptives heighten risk of arterial problems, studies find

11/6/2007
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise

A series of shots might protect for a lifetime, researchers say

11/6/2007
Atkins Diet Can Raise Heart Risks

Other research supports moderate drinking, fasting for cardio health

11/6/2007
Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks

Medicated heart patients might be in danger, study suggests

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/5/2007
Blood Pressure Tougher to Tame in Winter

Frigid temperatures may help keep vessels constricted, experts say

11/5/2007
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits

Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

11/4/2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care

Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

11/4/2007
Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow

Arteries function better when the dark delight is consumed, study suggests

11/4/2007
Poorer Blood Pressure Control in Blacks With Heart Failure

Doctors need to do more to erase racial disparities, study suggests

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

11/2/2007
Study Describes Molecules That Control Blood Pressure

The finding involving proteins could lead to new treatments, researchers say

10/25/2007
Blood Pressure Drug Might Work Against Alzheimer's

It prevents formation of beta-amyloid clumps in mice, study says

10/22/2007
Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

10/16/2007
Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes

It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds

10/12/2007
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease

Study shows link between the breathing disorder, arterial trouble

10/10/2007
Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys

Rat study suggests it boosts blood pressure, damages cells

10/10/2007
Hypertension Triples Women's Diabetes Risk

It does so outside of normal diabetes risk factors, such as obesity, study finds

10/5/2007
Daytime, Nighttime Blood Pressure Both Important

Study supports round-the-clock monitoring

10/2/2007
Drug Combo Helps Fight Marfan Syndrome

Inherited condition can lead to sudden cardiac death

9/28/2007
Weight Loss Can Control Hypertension

A 6-month diet restored normal blood pressure, study finds

9/27/2007
Fried Food Compounds May Harm Heart

'AGEs' are produced in fatty foods at high heat, experts say

9/25/2007
1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study

They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

9/19/2007
Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger

Peripheral arterial disease is common and sometimes deadly, researchers say

9/18/2007
Study Downgrades Gene as Heart Risk Factor

Screening for variations in APO gene not warranted, researchers say

9/14/2007
Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina

Data re-analysis supports angioplasty, but not everyone agrees

9/12/2007
Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart

It raises risks even if blood pressure, cholesterol factored out, study finds

9/11/2007
Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients

Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

9/9/2007
Saturated Fat: Even a Little Splurge May Be Too Much

Fatty meal has immediate, negative effect on heart health, research shows

9/7/2007
Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk

Screening, treatment of close relatives proposed

9/6/2007
Cutting Salt Won't Affect Foods' Safety

High-sodium processed foods are major contributor to heart trouble, researchers note

9/5/2007
First Generic Versions of Coreg Approved

Treats high blood pressure and cardiac problems

8/27/2007
'Good' Cholesterol Won't Help Heavy-Drinking Older Men

Their high blood pressure stayed the same regardless of HDL level, study found

8/27/2007
Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes

Interrupting the drugs for even a few days can negatively impact recovery, study finds

8/25/2007
Make a New Assault on Salt

Most Americans get far too much than is healthy, experts say

8/22/2007
Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested

Slower heartbeat linked to better cardiac outcome, scientists report

8/21/2007
Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids

About three-quarters of cases went unnoticed, study found

8/16/2007
Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds

8/14/2007
Short Bouts of Exercise Pay Off

3 half-hour walks per week shed pounds, lowered blood pressure, study found

8/14/2007
Guiding Kids to Better Diets Boosts Health

Learning about saturated fat improved children's cholesterol, study found

8/14/2007
Total Cholesterol, HDL Good Predictors of Heart Disease Risk

There's no added benefit to measuring other lipids, researchers say

8/13/2007
Pot Bellies Point to Heart Risk

This kind of fat was strong indicator of trouble ahead, study found

8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/8/2007
Statins Might Ease Kids' Cholesterol Condition

Familial hypercholesterolemia can greatly raise heart risks, experts say