High Blood Pressure Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/13/2004
Common Heart Drugs May Slow Alzheimer's

Experts caution larger trial needed on ACE inhibitors

10/12/2004
Obesity Surgery Sharply Improves Related Problems

Substantial gains seen in hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol

10/5/2004
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle in Youth Pays Off Later

Study finds women less likely to die of any cause as they age

10/5/2004
Hypertension Hurts Brain Function in Young

Study finds it erodes cognitive ability in those of all ages

9/14/2004
Heart Drugs May Also Strengthen Bone

Beta blockers associated with lower fracture risk

9/8/2004
Diabetes Dangerous in Women With Heart Disease

Combination triples risk of heart failure, study finds

8/23/2004
Metabolic Syndrome Hikes Heart Risk

Traits like belly fat, high blood pressure are part of the syndrome

8/16/2004
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Could Develop Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk

8/10/2004
The Eyes Are the Window to Hypertension

Narrowed vessels can warn of high blood pressure later

8/2/2004
Docs Need to Focus on Kids' Obesity, Hypertension

Researchers urge pediatricians to recognize, treat growing problem

7/27/2004
Drug Cuts Death Risk for Heart Patients

Clonidine helps when given before non-cardiac surgery

7/19/2004
Lifestyle Can Cut Risk of Alzheimer's

Staying trim, eating well and social networking help

6/30/2004
Hormone Warns of Hypertension

Aldosterone levels indicate greater risk, new treatment avenue

6/17/2004
Newer Drug Helps Prevent Heart Attack

Valsartan benefits older people at high risk for heart attack and stroke: study

5/19/2004
Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Blood Pressure

Diet, regular workouts are best long-term strategy

5/4/2004
Blood Pressure Rising in Kids

Study says it can set stage for problems later

4/2/2004
Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure in Teens

Study says it's an effective, inexpensive alternative

3/16/2004
Home Is Where the Heart Monitoring Is

Blood pressure readings better predict cardiovascular events

3/16/2004
Small Hypertension Changes Carry Big Risk

Blood pressure should be monitored in women with heart disease

3/5/2004
Are You Paying Too Much for Hypertension Drugs?

Many Americans are, a study says

3/1/2004
Breast-Feeding Lowers Children's Blood Pressure

Study finds yet another advantage of nursing

2/24/2004
Taking Blood Pressure at Home Makes Sense

Combining it with office readings gives best picture of hypertension risk

2/19/2004
Blood Pressure Medication Reminder

When it's time to remember

2/3/2004
1/20/2004
Diabetics Lax in Caring for Heart Health

Blood sugar levels, blood pressure fail to improve, study finds

1/16/2004
Arm Position Is Key to Blood Pressure Reading

Levels swing as much as 10% when you flex your elbow, study says

1/13/2004
Ephedra, Though Banned, Still Under Attack

Study finds heart problems with small dose of Metabolife 356

12/16/2003
Metabolic Syndrome Players Deadly When Combined

Study says any of them is bad, but a mixture is worse

12/9/2003
Blood Molecule Tied to Hypertension Risk

C-reactive protein associated with yet another heart problem

12/2/2003
Intense Weight Lifting Linked to Fatal Heart Trouble

It can lead to a tear in the heart's major artery

12/2/2003
Study Finds Hypertension Drugs Equal

Calcium channel blockers as effective as beta blockers

11/24/2003
Hypertension, Inflammation a Deadly Combo

Stroke risk much higher in women with high CRP levels

11/12/2003
Hypertension Harder to Control in Women

They don't respond as well as men to drugs, finds study

10/27/2003
Lowering Blood Pressure Harms Stroke Victims

Study says it leads to more brain damage

10/21/2003
Pushy People Push Up Their Blood Pressure

Hostility, impatience linked to risk factor in type A young adults

10/8/2003
9/25/2003
Minerals Worth Their Salt to Curb Hypertension

More calcium, potassium counteract effects of high sodium

9/23/2003
Lower Blood Pressure a Memory Booster

Helps older folks avoid gaffes, study finds

9/17/2003
Cancer Virus Now Tied to Deadly Lung Ailment

Herpesvirus found in primary pulmonary hypertension

9/15/2003
Hypertension Drug Also Cuts Bone Loss

But protection of thiazides lost when people stop taking them

9/8/2003
Two Blood Pressure Drugs May Act as One

Study could change regimen for hypertension, heart failure

8/28/2003
Blood Pressure Flags Revised

New guidelines lower base levels for hypertension

8/26/2003
Can Dark Chocolate Halt Heart Trouble?

Small study suggests it licks hypertension, but experts point out caloric downside

6/20/2003
Heart Hormones Slow Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Four of them are twice as effective as standard treatment, study finds

5/16/2003
Races React Differently to Hypertension Drugs

Study finds doctors need a combination of medications at hand

5/2/2003
Study Sheds Light on Possible Causes of Preeclampsia

Finds link to high concentrations of a natural chemical

4/22/2003
Moderate Lifestyle Changes Control Hypertension

Study finds determination works without drastic measures

4/3/2003
A Stiff Aorta Is a Stroke Risk

Lack of flexibility can spell trouble, study says

4/2/2003
Cholesterol Drugs Help Those with Normal Cholesterol

Statins cut heart risk in those with high blood pressure

3/25/2003
Salt Substitutes

Use other seasonings to cut your salt intake