High Blood Pressure Health News

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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

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