High Blood Pressure Health News

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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

3/2/2006
Hispanics Benefit from Cholesterol-Lowering Statins

Crestor, Lipitor reduce heart disease risk factors, study finds

3/2/2006
Vascular Abnormalities in Brain Linked to Shorter Life Span

Excess amounts of white matter may be sign of high blood pressure, study says

3/2/2006
Statin Drugs Might Help Fight Impotence

For some, Lipitor plus Viagra worked better than Viagra alone, study found

2/27/2006
Chocolate Does a Man's Heart Good

Dark variety seems to lower older men's risk of death, study finds

2/21/2006
Grapefruit May Sweeten Way to Lower Cholesterol

Study finds the red variety, especially, may fight heart disease

2/21/2006
Two Drug-Coated Stents Perform Equally Well

Head-to-head trial of the artery-opening devices found little difference

2/20/2006
Statins, Beta Blockers Help Block First Heart Attack

These drugs do more than just reduce cardiovascular disease, study suggests

2/13/2006
Let Dark Chocolate Be Your Valentine

Small amounts do a heart good, South Beach Diet doc says

2/6/2006
Heart Failure Rising In Older Americans

But more are surviving longer with the disease, report finds

2/5/2006
Stroke Survivors in Danger of Another Attack

New expert guidelines say equal attention must be paid to full and 'mini' stroke

2/2/2006
Blood Thinner Boosts Elderly Fracture Risk

Long-term warfarin use increased the odds by 25 percent,study found

2/2/2006
Obstetric Troubles Raise Kidney-Disease Risks

Pregnancy-linked blood pressure complication could cause problems in later life, study found

2/2/2006
Protein Linked to Pregnancy Complication

Elevated levels of HtrA1 may warn of pending preeclampsia

1/25/2006
Study Looks at Hispanic Hypertension 'Race Gap'

Black Hispanics more likely to have high blood pressure than white Hispanics

1/23/2006
Heart Tests, Treatments May Be Overused

Use of expensive interventions far exceeds rise in disease incidence, studies find

1/23/2006
Widening Waist a Heart Risk Factor for Women

Waistlines over 35 inches are a matter of concern, study finds

1/18/2006
Impotence Drugs Linked Again to Vision Problems

Small study suggests users with previous heart attack history may be at risk

1/11/2006
Cutting Drug Co-Pays Lowers Costs for Insurers

Cheaper meds for patients mean fewer pricey hospitalizations, study finds