High Blood Pressure Health News

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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

4/10/2007
Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

4/9/2007
4/8/2007
Watch Out for Eye Trouble During Pregnancy

Hormone changes and migraines can arise, affecting vision, experts say

4/3/2007
Molecule Could Hold Key to Cholesterol

Discovery of blood vessel compound may lead to better treatments, scientists say

4/2/2007
Vitamin K May Help Clear Arteries

Animal study finds it reduces buildup of calcium in vessels

3/30/2007
Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins

Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

3/27/2007
Diabetes, Hypertension Explain Blacks' Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Controlling these two factors should lower disease rates, experts say

3/27/2007
Experimental Drug Controls Cardiac Patients' Blood Pressure

Another study finds a quick way to spot cause of shortness of breath

3/27/2007
High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk

Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

3/26/2007
Studies Highlight Pitfalls of Drug-Coated Stents

For example, many patients don't take drugs that can ward off dangerous clots

3/19/2007
Quitting Smoking Rejuvenates Arteries

10 years after last cigarette, vessels regain lost flexibility, study finds

3/15/2007
Obesity's Ties to Heart Disease Still Unclear

More research is needed, experts say, especially when it comes to gender differences

3/15/2007
Blood Pressure Drugs May Fight Lung Cancer

Mouse study suggests ACE inhibitors shrink tumors

3/9/2007
Exercise in Youth Keeps Hypertension Risk Low

Benefits extended past age 30, study found

3/8/2007
Stress, Obesity Taking Toll on Latin Americans' Health

Changes in diet, society are boosting heart disease risk, study finds

3/7/2007
Rising Blood Sugar Means Rising Heart Risk

The danger begins even before glucose climbs abnormally high, experts say

3/6/2007
First Hypertension Drug to Inhibit Kidney Enzyme Approved

Tekturna fights high blood pressure at earlier stages

3/5/2007
Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

3/2/2007
Hispanic Women's Hearts at High Risk: Study

Contrary to popular wisdom, they develop signs of heart disease earlier than white women

3/2/2007
Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk

And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

3/1/2007
One Family's Gene Defect May Help Explain Heart Disease

Finding supports the notion of a 'metabolic syndrome,' scientists say

3/1/2007
Drink a Little, Live a Little Longer?

Another study suggests that light alcohol intake, especially wine, boosts health

2/28/2007
U.S. Efforts to Boost Medical Care for Poor Effective

Health Disparities Collaboratives is having limited success, study finds

2/28/2007
Education Works to Lower Patients' Heart Risk

Simple intervention kept blood pressure, cholesterol levels down, study found

2/26/2007
Study Crushes Garlic's Claim to Lower Cholesterol

Neither the fresh or pill-packaged varieties brought LDL levels down

2/26/2007
New Beta Blocker Drug Reduces Heart Risks

Coreg cut heart attacks, strokes compared to older drug, company-funded study found

2/26/2007
Common Painkillers May Cause Hypertension in Men

Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin might affect chemicals that help blood vessels relax

2/23/2007
Low Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Rate more than doubles when systolic reading falls below 120 mm Hg, study finds

2/20/2007
Blood Pressure Numbers Warn of Heart Rhythm Risk

Difference between high and low readings can point to abnormal heartbeat, research shows