High Blood Pressure Health News

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Article Title
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

6/28/2005
Symptomless Hypertension Too Often Ignored

Other conditions divert patient attention from dangerous high blood pressure

6/27/2005
Middle-Age Hypertension Cuts Five Years Off Life

Findings are another reason to reduce high blood pressure early, experts say

6/27/2005
Diuretics Best Option For Diabetics With High Blood Pressure

Large study finds they work as well as more expensive drugs

6/27/2005
Obesity Sends Health Costs Soaring

Study pegs weight gain as major factor behind U.S. spending

6/25/2005
Study Points to Heart Disease Marker's Dark Side

Is blood protein CRP a sign of vessel damage, or a cause?

6/14/2005
Heavy Drinking Linked to Variety of Health Woes

Injury, hypertension, depression and lung disorders all common, study found

6/13/2005
Viagra Treats Children's Lethal Hypertension

The impotence drug relaxes lung arteries, extending survival

6/13/2005
Heart Patients at High Post-Hospital Stroke Risk

Study suggests more aggressive therapies are warranted

6/11/2005
Salt Aggravates High Blood Pressure

And the mineral is hidden in many foods, experts say

6/8/2005
Viagra Ingredient Helps Blood Pressure Disorder

Rare condition can destroy heart

6/6/2005
New Test Could Speed Cardiac Care

Blood screen quickly identifies heart failure type

6/6/2005
Blacks at Increased Risk for Enlarged Heart

Finding spurs call for better blood pressure control

6/1/2005
Obesity, Diabetes Raise Joint Replacement Risks

Study finds more complications in hypertensive patients, too

5/31/2005
Key Factors Raise Clogged Artery Risk

Metabolic syndrome plus vascular calcium greatly boost the odds, study finds

5/31/2005
Too Few At-Risk Heart Patients Offered Statins

Cholesterol-lowering drugs discussed in fewer than half of doctor's visits

5/25/2005
Many Heart Attack Patients Have Metabolic Syndrome

Risk factors include wide waistlines, hypertension and high blood sugar, study finds

5/24/2005
Why Patients Fail to Take Their Medicines

Age, gender and number of prescriptions are key, heart study finds

5/19/2005
Homeless People's Heart Problems Going Untreated

Study finds many suffer from hypertension, diabetes

5/5/2005
Three-Drug Combo May Best Protect Heart

Aspirin, statin and beta-blocker trio beats any one drug alone

5/3/2005
Depression Raises Men's Heart Risks

Blue moods bring cardiovascular system down, too, study finds

5/3/2005
Health Tip: Lowering Blood Pressure

Maintaining healthy habits is key

4/22/2005
Alcohol a Strong Risk Factor for Hypertension in China

Frequent drinkers double their risk of high blood pressure, study finds

4/21/2005
Beer, Red Wine Both Boost Blood Pressure

But red wine's other effects may still make it heart-healthy

4/18/2005
Obesity: Bad For Men, Women and Kids

Being overweight is hard on everyone's hearts, new studies find

4/13/2005
New Clues to Killer Heart Failure

Underlying health problems may be best treatment target, researchers say

4/11/2005
Exercise Isn't Always Enough to Lower Blood Pressure

Older people with the condition may need to lose weight, start medications earlier

4/8/2005
Electroacupuncture May Ease Blood Pressure

In rats, needles with mild current cut hypertension in half

4/4/2005
Pregnancy Complication Linked to Hypertension in Kids

Maternal high blood pressure disorder, preeclampsia, may pass on risk

3/17/2005
Aspirin May Help Prevent Pregnancy Complication

Mouse study suggests low doses of the drug can protect against preeclampsia

3/7/2005
Laughter is Ha-Ha-Heart Healthy

Blood flow increases when folks watch funny movies, study finds

3/4/2005
Meditate, and Feel Blood Pressure Fall

Two 15-minute sessions daily greatly relaxed blood vessels, researchers say