High Blood Pressure Health News

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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

2/19/2007
High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain

Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

2/19/2007
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

2/16/2007
Experts Devise New Women's Heart Risk Predictor

It will help more women get the help they need sooner, cardiologists say

2/8/2007
Better Control of Diabetes Could Reduce Stroke

Most patients didn't manage their symptoms before attack, study found

2/8/2007
Majority of Americans Ignore Stroke Symptoms

More than half of those affected didn't seek help, study finds

2/5/2007
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk

It's linked to hardening of the arteries in later life, study finds

2/2/2007
Gene Variant May Predict Heart Disease, Stroke

Early signs of trouble seen in gene carriers

1/30/2007
Chinese Herb May Lower High Blood Pressure

Research with hamsters focuses on the active ingredient in danshen

1/27/2007
Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

1/23/2007
Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Heart Risk: Study

The syndrome includes factors such as obesity and high blood pressure

1/18/2007
Some Blood Pressure Drugs Boost Diabetes Risk

Treatment should be tailored to individual patients, experts say

1/17/2007
Health Tip: Children Can Have High Blood Pressure, Too

Especially if it runs in the family

1/17/2007
Health Tip: Measuring Waist Circumference

It's a good indicator of a healthy body weight

1/8/2007
Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble

Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/8/2007
Girls Most Likely to Gain Weight as Pre-Teens

Report urges interventions before the age of 9 or 10

1/2/2007
Moderate Drinking Cuts Heart Attack Risk in Hypertensive Men

But the finding isn't a reason to boost drinking rates, researchers say

12/28/2006
Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers

Latest U.S. statistics suggest obesity, smoking are largely to blame

12/27/2006
Nitrates May Explain Success of Blood-Pressure Diet

Small Swedish study suggests leafy vegetables could be source of nutrient

12/23/2006
Healthy Hearts Never Take a Holiday

Expert suggests giving yourself a present by watching alcohol and food intake year-round

12/20/2006
Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers

Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime