High Blood Pressure Health News

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7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/7/2006
Alonzo Mourning Plays Offense Against Kidney Disease

Returning from kidney failure and transplant, NBA star pushes for early detection

7/7/2006
New Method Gauges Weight-Loss Surgery Risk

Very obese, hypertensive males at greatest danger of fatal complications, experts say

7/5/2006
Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD

About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

7/4/2006
Five Steps Help Men Live Longer

Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

7/3/2006
New Guide May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Government health experts offering up revised DASH diet booklet

6/27/2006
Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure

Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

6/26/2006
Low-Fat Dairy Products May Fight High Blood Pressure

The more consumed, the bigger the benefit, study finds

6/23/2006
Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think

59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

6/11/2006
Major Changes Could Reduce Diabetes Death Toll

American Diabetes Association warns 62 million could die in next 30 years

6/7/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs Linked to Birth Defects

Risk tripled for women on ACE inhibitors during first trimester, study finds

6/5/2006
Researchers Spot Earliest Signs of Heart Disease

PET scans detected arterial damage long before symptoms arose

5/30/2006
Diabetes, Smoking Are Risk Factors for Leg Artery Problems

Study finds differences in difficulties with small and large arteries

5/23/2006
5/20/2006
Drug Combos Best for Controlling Blood Pressure

Lowering cholesterol also offers benefits, studies find

5/19/2006
Study Puts Focus on American Indians' Hypertension

Differences are emerging between the sexes, and tribes

5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/19/2006
Many Docs Fail to Manage Patients' Hypertension

Spanish study finds a third don't change treatment even when blood pressure is uncontrolled

5/18/2006
Spirituality May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Church-going U.S. blacks had better BP, even with standard risk factors

5/17/2006
Elderly Brains Benefit From Stable Blood Pressure

Study suggests treatment should be more aggressive in very old

5/17/2006
New Once-a-Day Blood Pressure Drug Effective

Aliskiren is first new type of antihypertensive in a decade

5/15/2006
U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines

Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

5/9/2006
Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care

Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

5/5/2006
Experts Issue New Stroke-Prevention Guidelines

Bottom line for patients: Stay healthy, get checked often

5/5/2006
Heart Drug Side Effects More Common in Minority Patients

But experts say race may not necessarily be to blame

5/3/2006
School Soda Ban Called Good First Step

But more needs to be done to combat childhood obesity epidemic, experts say

5/3/2006
Cheaper Diuretics Best Bet for Preventing Heart Failure

They beat out ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, study found

5/2/2006
4/30/2006
Relaxation Gives Truer Blood Pressure Reading

Nurses' study advises 5-minute de-stress period before BP taken

4/28/2006
New Hope for Patients With Kidney Disease

One promising breakthrough -- dialysis while you sleep

4/28/2006
Treatment Team Lowers Heart Risk for Obese Patients

Battling the 'metabolic syndrome' on multiple fronts works, they say

4/28/2006
Moms Most Likely to Pass Heart Disease on to Kids

People whose mothers got the illness early should get checked, researchers say

4/24/2006
Triple Drug Regimen Can Reduce Stroke Damage

Study finds quicker recovery, less loss of function

4/24/2006
Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Etanercept could help lower inflammation linked to heart risk factors

4/18/2006
Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs

Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

4/12/2006
Kidney Stone Shock Wave Treatment Boosts Diabetes, Hypertension Risk

Study suggests link, but doctors say it's too early to abandon this therapy

4/11/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Prevent Stroke, Heart Attack

Review of the data suggests ACE inhibitors are lifesavers

4/6/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Older Minds Stay Young

Ongoing treatment kept dementia at bay, researchers say

4/6/2006
Antihypertensive Drug Could Treat Inherited Heart Disorder

Mouse study suggests patients with Marfan syndrome may have a new option

4/3/2006
Multiple Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure

Measures include counseling on nutrition and exercise, study reports

3/29/2006
High-Dose Vitamins Don't Head Off Preeclampsia

Therapy might increase risk of low birth-weight babies, study says

3/28/2006
Blood Pressure, Hemorrhage Killing Pregnant Women in Developing World

Abortion complications also threaten poor women's lives, study finds

3/22/2006
Weight-Loss Surgery Not Without Risks

Age and type of surgery seem to be the key factors, study finds

3/13/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Diuretics might have the largest effect, researchers report

3/10/2006
Common Test May Spot Sickle-Cell Complications

High enzyme levels indicate greater risks, study says

3/10/2006
Calcium Cuts Pregnancy Complications

Supplements eased preeclampsia-linked trouble but not its incidence, study found

3/10/2006
More Than Immobility Triggers In-Flight Clots

Low cabin pressure might also be to blame, but more study is needed, experts say

3/9/2006
Blood Pressure Dropping Globally

Better diets, not antihypertensive medications, may be the reason, experts say

3/7/2006
Health Tip: High Blood Pressure, a Silent Killer

Some people may not know they have it

3/3/2006
Healthy Lifestyle May Fight Impotence

Diet, exercise battle both erectile dysfunction and heart disease, study suggests