High Blood Pressure Health News

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1/10/2006
Vegetable Protein Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Study finding reinforces existing dietary recommendations

1/9/2006
Electrocardiograms Help Predict Heart Failure

Study finding based on people with high blood pressure

12/29/2005
Hot Weather Heats Up Blood Pressure

For elderly, rising temperatures means rising hypertension, early study suggests

12/13/2005
Taste for Salt May Be Linked to Birth Weight

Finding could offer insights into blood-pressure treatment, researchers say

12/9/2005
Expensive Blood Pressure Meds No Better for Kidneys

Large review of the literature refutes conventional wisdom

12/9/2005
Heart Attack Gives Most Survivors a 'Second Chance'

Yet many surveyed say they aren't doing enough to prevent a recurrence

12/8/2005
Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers

But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

12/1/2005
Expert Disputes 'Healthy Drinking' Theory

There's no real proof moderate drinking protects heart, scientist says

11/28/2005
Health Tip: Be Careful Shoveling Snow

It can be dangerous for some people

11/24/2005
Hectic Holidays Bring Health Hazards

Here's some trouble to look out for -- and ways to avoid it

11/22/2005
Study Compares Use of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Patients

Researchers found little difference between two forms of heparin

11/21/2005
Male Preemie Babies at Higher Risk for Hypertension As Adults

Odds are doubled for males born very early, study found

11/17/2005
Placenta Problems Predict Early Heart Trouble

Obesity may help trigger pregnancy complications and later cardiovascular woes, study finds

11/16/2005
Fewer Carbs Boost DASH Diet's Heart Benefits

Replacing carbohydrates with protein or monosaturated fats checked blood pressure

11/14/2005
Gene Combo May Cut Statin Drugs' Effectiveness

The mutations also occur more in blacks than whites, researchers say

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

11/13/2005
Measuring Blood Pressure Near Heart May Be Key

Arm-based readings may not give the full picture of a medicine's effectiveness, study finds

11/11/2005
High Nighttime Blood Pressure May Mean Low Daytime Performance

Finding supports the use of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, experts say

11/8/2005
Java Won't Get Blood Pressure Jumping

Coffee may even protect women from hypertension, but colas may encourage it, new study finds

10/28/2005
For Joe Montana, Managing High Blood Pressure Is a Family Affair

Healthy lifestyle, proper meds and family support can control this dangerous disease

10/20/2005
Diuretics Can Help Control Blood Pressure

Study finds they aid patients who don't respond to standard medications

10/18/2005
Beta Blockers Less Effective Against High Blood Pressure

But don't stop taking them, experts say

10/10/2005
Blood Pressure Drugs Prevent Some Headaches

Finding adds to research that hypertension may contribute to headache

9/29/2005
High Blood Pressure Can Be Lethal in Overweight

It's the prime factor raising their cardiovascular risk, study finds

9/28/2005
On-the-Job Stress May Boost Inflammation

Lack of control over workday could harm arteries, study finds

9/27/2005
Beta-Blocker Drugs May Pose Dangers for Some

Patients with specific genes may be at higher risk, study suggests

9/25/2005
Lead Exposure Plus Hypertension May Cause Cognitive Decline

While preliminary, finding highlights need to limit lead in environment, experts say

9/25/2005
When Job Ups Blood Pressure, Spouse Can Help

Loving support helps beat stress-linked hypertension, study finds

9/23/2005
Genes May Sway Blood Pressure Drugs' Effectiveness

Finding could lead to more tailored antihypertensive drug treatment

9/23/2005
Menopause May Boost Salt-Linked Hypertension

Hormonal changes can make women more sensitive to salt, raising blood pressure over time, study finds

9/22/2005
'Designer' Rats Yield Clues to Hypertension

The rodents should reveal much about links to menopause, salt sensitivity

9/22/2005
Genes May Predispose Some Men to High Blood Pressure

Blacks seem to be especially susceptible, a new study suggests

9/19/2005
Being Overweight Hurts Kids' Arteries

Extra pounds weaken vessel walls, even at ages as young as 9, study finds

9/12/2005
Painkillers Don't Boost Blood Pressure in Healthy Men

But study authors say more research needed to examine potential risks

9/11/2005
Housework Helps Sweep Hypertension Away

Daily clean-ups encourage clean bill of health, study finds

9/7/2005
Lower Blood Pressure Reduces Brain Damage After Stroke

French study finds less loss of nerve cells, preserving mental function

9/6/2005
Health Tip: Remembering Your Medicine

So you don't forget an important dose

9/4/2005
Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Beat Back Heart Attack

Modern meds like ACE inhibitors protect better than older agents, study finds

9/1/2005
Blood Pressure Drug Cuts Arrythmia Stroke Risk

Perindropil boosted protection over and above anti-clotting meds, study found

8/30/2005
Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk

Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

8/15/2005
OTC Painkillers Boost Blood Pressure in Women

Study found significant increase in those who take daily doses

8/4/2005
New Uses for Blood Pressure Drug Approved

To improve chances for high-risk heart attack survivors

7/27/2005
Cardio Drugs May Prevent Surgery-Linked Heart Attack

Beta blockers seem to shield high-risk patients, but more study needed

7/27/2005
Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly

Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

7/23/2005
New Hope for Those With High Blood Pressure

Novel drugs and devices promise to improve hypertension management

7/18/2005
Dark Chocolate May Sweeten the Way to Health

Daily dose lowered blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity, study showed

7/18/2005
Cardiovascular Dangers Cut Across Race, Gender

High cholesterol plus hypertension a killer combo for everyone, experts say

7/18/2005
Teen Girls Have Edge on Blood Pressure

Study shows a healthier cardiovascular stress response

7/18/2005
New Hypertension Drug Works Well in Blacks

Nebivolol lowers pressure better than other beta blockers, researcher says

7/6/2005
Soy May Fight High Blood Pressure

But don't change your diet just yet, experts say