High Blood Pressure Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/8/2007
Antihypertension Drugs Help People Over 80

Results were so good that a major trial was stopped early

7/30/2007
Smoking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Blood Pressure

And that rise might continue until later in life, experts say

7/27/2007
Agent Orange May Boost Vietnam Vets' Hypertension Risk

Federal report also revisits risks for a number of cancers

7/26/2007
Diesel Fumes Help Clog Arteries

Researchers track the way particles trigger inflammation

7/23/2007
Very Low Cholesterol May Bump Up Cancer Risk

But the effect is small, and people shouldn't abandon lifesaving statins, experts agree

7/23/2007
U.S. Heart Failure Program Is Saving Lives

Nationwide hospital-based effort makes for better care, study finds

7/20/2007
New Drug Combo Fights High Blood Pressure

But cost, safety issues could keep Diovan, Tekturna from most patients, experts say

7/20/2007
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Preeclampsia

A sudden rise in blood pressure during pregnancy

7/17/2007
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Cardiac Risk

Findings could lead to changes in cholesterol testing

7/2/2007
Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages

Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

6/29/2007
Lung Trouble May Raise Heart Risk

Inflammation may be factor linking the two problems, study suggests

6/29/2007
Study Compares Drugs to Delay Preterm Birth

A safer, newer med performs as well as an old standby, researchers say

6/20/2007
Women Have Double the Risk of Mid-Life Stroke

Study counters the notion that men are most vulnerable

6/14/2007
Blood Pressure Drop During Bypass Might Impair Thinking

Reasons for the phenomenon aren't yet clear, researchers say

6/14/2007
Heart and Kidneys Share Tight Medical Bond

When one system fails, so can the other, new research shows

6/12/2007
Blood Pressure Trouble Leaves Eyes at Risk for Glaucoma

Different types of hypertension cause different types of disease, study suggests

6/11/2007
Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

6/10/2007
U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'

It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

6/6/2007
Researchers ID Genes for Some Common Diseases

They include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease; finding could revolutionize medicine, expert says

6/4/2007
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Blood Pressure

The nutrients are found in certain fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils

6/1/2007
Heart Disease Marker May Predict Prostate Cancer's Course

Patients with higher levels of C-reactive protein fared worse, study found

5/25/2007
Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care

Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

5/23/2007
Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk

Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

5/22/2007
Sleep Apnea Could Raise Obstetric Risks

Obesity-linked problem tied to diabetes, high blood pressure during pregnancy

5/22/2007
Could Viagra Put the Brakes on Jet Lag?

Research with hamsters shows promise, but human trials are a long way off

5/21/2007
Trial of Blood Pressure Drug Offers Hopeful Early Results

Medication combines two treatments to control the life-threatening condition

5/20/2007
Many With High Blood Pressure Shun Heart-Healthy Diet

More people might comply if nutritious foods were cheaper, one expert says

5/17/2007
Aspirin May Cut Pregnancy Complication Risk

Daily use lowers odds for the dangerous spike in blood pressure called preeclampsia

5/16/2007
Premature Babies Face Future Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure Problems

But the threats can be managed through proper diet and exercise, study says

5/16/2007
U.S. Women Lagging Behind Men for Cholesterol Control

Doctors might underestimate the threat to females, researchers say

5/15/2007
Migraines May Heighten Risk of Vision Problems

Study finds link among middle-aged people with history of the headaches

5/14/2007
'Light' Cigarettes Take Heavy Toll on Blood Flow

Smoking them constricts vessels just as much as regular brands, study finds

5/14/2007
Anxiety Ups Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Stressed-out had double the odds for poor outcomes, study found

5/14/2007
Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health

Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

5/11/2007
Many High-Risk Patients Going Without Anti-Clotting Drugs

Study also finds regional differences across U.S.

5/11/2007
Is 1 Pill Better Than 2 for Heart-Disease Protection?

Single pill could be cheaper and more effective, study says, but one expert questions the finding

5/10/2007
Younger Women Fail to Heed Heart Attack's Warning Signs

Focusing on chest pain may not be enough, experts warn

5/4/2007
Statin Helps Keep Second Strokes at Bay

Lipitor study supports use of cholesterol-lowering drugs after attacks

5/3/2007
New Drug Could Help Fight Bleeding Strokes

It's one element of new American Heart Association guidelines

5/3/2007
Most Americans Don't Have High Blood Pressure Under Control

The condition raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, study authors note

5/1/2007
Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization

Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

4/25/2007
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Bring Mixed Benefits

High-dose statins may not be worth the cost for some heart patients, study finds

4/24/2007
New Angina Drug Fails to Cut Heart Attacks

But ranolazine may still have a place in therapy, experts say

4/22/2007
Campaign Offers Easy Steps to Cutting Diabetes Risk

ADA's 'CheckUp America' program launches this week

4/20/2007
Unhealthy Young Adults Are Harming Their Hearts

Weight gain, hypertension quickly damage arteries, study shows

4/20/2007
Newer Form of Heparin Better at Preventing Clots After Stroke

Enoxaparin cut the risk by additional 43 percent, study found

4/19/2007
Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/18/2007
Health Tip: Some Drugs May React With Grapefruit Juice

Speak with your doctor if you're taking any of these meds

4/13/2007
Stroke Guidelines Focus on Critical First Hours

Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best treatment for patients, groups concur

4/11/2007
Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business

May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes