High Blood Pressure Health News

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8/7/2015
Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control

Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

8/5/2015
Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks

Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

7/27/2015
Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

7/10/2015
In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study

Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

7/9/2015
Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

7/9/2015
Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study

Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

7/8/2015
Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

7/2/2015
Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

6/22/2015
Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure May Pose Problems for Young Adults

Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say

6/10/2015
6/4/2015
Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes

Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

5/28/2015
Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

5/27/2015
Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

5/27/2015
Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

5/26/2015
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

5/20/2015
Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

5/19/2015
One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

5/15/2015
Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure

Researchers find odds about 80 percent higher among people with insufficient shuteye

5/11/2015
Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

4/24/2015
Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

4/20/2015
Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

4/6/2015
New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

4/2/2015
Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled healthy

3/31/2015
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

3/16/2015
Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say

Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

3/16/2015
Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure

Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

3/5/2015
Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

3/5/2015
Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

3/3/2015
Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds

3/3/2015
Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

3/2/2015
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

2/27/2015
Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

2/26/2015
More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

2/11/2015
U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2/11/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

2/10/2015
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

2/10/2015
Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

2/9/2015
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

2/5/2015
Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

1/29/2015
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

1/29/2015
Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

1/28/2015
Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

1/27/2015
Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

1/26/2015
Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

1/19/2015
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

1/19/2015
Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

1/16/2015
Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts

But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

1/13/2015
How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

1/13/2015
Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

1/7/2015
High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk

Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely