High Blood Pressure Health News

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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

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