High Blood Pressure Health News

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5/15/2017
'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study

This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

5/10/2017
What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds

5/8/2017
Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table

Processed foods, restaurant meals account for most sodium intake in average U.S. diet, study shows

5/5/2017
Just a 'Social Smoker'? Toll on Your Health Still High

Study found lighting up occasionally as damaging to blood vessel health as regular smoking

5/2/2017
Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

5/1/2017
Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

4/25/2017
Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

4/24/2017
Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

4/24/2017
The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

4/19/2017
High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

4/18/2017
Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers

The results offer clues to your health

4/11/2017
A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

4/11/2017
Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

4/10/2017
More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

4/10/2017
Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

4/7/2017
Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

4/6/2017
Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

4/3/2017
Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

3/30/2017
The Saltiest Foods May Surprise You

U.S. report names major and unexpected sources of sodium in the American diet

3/20/2017
Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

3/17/2017
Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

3/9/2017
Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People

Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

3/9/2017
1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

But that doesn't mean the excess weight is harmless, researchers say

3/8/2017
Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age

Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

3/8/2017
Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

3/8/2017
More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

3/6/2017
Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

2/28/2017
Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

2/27/2017
Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems

While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

2/23/2017
Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk?

Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

2/22/2017
Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke

Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

2/22/2017
Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

2/16/2017
Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

2/15/2017
5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

2/8/2017
Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

2/7/2017
Know Your Heart's Numbers

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

2/3/2017
What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack

Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

2/1/2017
Small Study Links E-Cigarettes to Potential Heart Trouble

Found users were more likely to have early indicators of disease risk

1/30/2017
Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk

Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

1/26/2017
U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise

And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

1/24/2017
Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain?

Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

1/19/2017
17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

1/17/2017
Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study

Less than half from any group had BP under good control

1/17/2017
High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study

Developing it after 80 might help prevent mental decline, research suggests

1/16/2017
Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

1/16/2017
Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?

In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect

1/12/2017
Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

1/11/2017
High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds