High Blood Pressure Health News

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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

12/4/2006
Blood Pressure Often Higher in Boys Than Girls

Finding might explain why men are more prone to hypertension, experts say

12/1/2006
Blood Levels of Uric Acid Predict Hypertension in Blacks

Finding points to possible test, treatments, researchers say

11/22/2006
New Blood Thinner Offers Safer Heart Attack Care

Bivalirudin cut down on bleeding episodes, researchers found

11/17/2006
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Boosts Disease Risk Later in Life

Threat of stroke, heart attack and midlife high blood pressure all increase, study finds

11/16/2006
Diabetes Dragging Down America's Health: Reports

Increasingly, young people are suffering from the obesity-linked illness

11/16/2006
Higher Resting Heart Rate May Boost Death Risk

Odds rose with more frequent beats per minute, study found

11/15/2006
Migraines Linked to Heart Risk in Men

Finding echoes prior study in women

11/13/2006
Low-Carb Diet Can Be Heart-Healthy

But get dietary fats from plant sources, not meat, experts say

11/10/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Ward Off Kidney Disease

ACE inhibitors help keep illness at bay, even in hypertensive patients

11/10/2006
11/9/2006
Cholesterol Control Boosts Lymphoma Survivors' Outcomes

Cancer treatment leaves patients prone to heart disease, experts note

11/7/2006
Malaria Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Chloroquine is giving clues to the group of risk factors that harm the heart

10/31/2006
Statins Could Aid Heart Failure Patients

Findings suggest the cholesterol-lowering drugs improve survival

10/5/2006
Research Offers Insights Into Liver's Role in Metabolic Syndrome

The organ seems to influence blood pressure variation in Hispanic-Americans

9/19/2006
Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems

They can include diabetes and high blood pressure, studies reveal

9/18/2006
Heart Attack Patients Skipping Important Meds

More than half don't take beta blockers as prescribed, study finds

9/17/2006
Four Short Walks a Day Ease Blood Pressure

A few 10-minute strolls are even healthier than one long walk, study shows

9/13/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Salt in Your Diet

It will help you avoid high blood pressure

8/31/2006
Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath

Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

8/31/2006
Health Tip: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Damage Heart

Early detection can help keep it under control

8/28/2006
Long Work Days Linked to High Blood Pressure

Risk is higher for those with little job control, study suggests

8/28/2006
U.S. Adds TLC to New Cholesterol Guide

80-page publication offers prescription for therapeutic lifestyle changes

8/23/2006
Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Second Stroke

And second strokes can be more deadly than the first, experts warn

8/22/2006
Obesity Driving Medicare Costs Higher

Spending soars as more people join up with diabetes, heart disease, experts say

8/21/2006
Accutane Shows Strong Link to Higher Cholesterol

Four in 10 users of the acne drug had a rise in blood fats, study found

8/21/2006
Younger Patients Can Develop Poor Leg Circulation

Certain risk factors put those under 60 in danger, experts say

8/21/2006
Health Tip: Know Your Blood Pressure

Are your pressure and cholesterol levels within normal range?

8/7/2006
Lowering Blood Pressure Can Stop or Reverse Heart Disease

Keeping hypertension at bay as important as reducing cholesterol, study suggests

7/26/2006
Birth Weight's Link to Hypertension Varies by Race

Black newborns, but not whites, face a higher risk if born heavy, study finds