Blood Pressure News

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7/11/2011
Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It

Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

7/1/2011
Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'

For every 10-gram daily increase, belly fat cut by nearly 4 percent over five years, researchers say

6/27/2011
At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings

Without the anxiety of a clinic visit, readings from kidney patients may give a more accurate picture

6/24/2011
Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure

Suggestions for dealing with hypotension

6/20/2011
Single Reading Can't Gauge Blood Pressure Control: Study

Before changing hypertension drugs, doctors should consider multiple readings, researchers say

6/15/2011
U.S. Found to Be Losing Ground in Life Expectancy

Some Mississippi women can expect to die younger than women in El Salvador, new analysis claims

6/13/2011
Medical Groups Update Heart, Blood Pressure Care Guidelines

Measures tweak standards last changed in 2005

6/9/2011
Walking the Dog Benefits You, Too

Daily outings help control your blood pressure and weight, experts say

6/2/2011
Popular Blood Pressure Meds Not Linked to Cancer, FDA Says

U.S. health authorities complete safety review, exonerate angiotensin-receptor blockers

5/20/2011
Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure May Be Linked

Hypertension tends to be more severe in people with the skin condition, study finds

5/18/2011
Standard Heart Drugs Won't Ease Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension don't benefit from aspirin or simvastatin, study finds

5/5/2011
Blood Pressure May Hint at Kidney Cancer Outcome

Study finds that high levels indicate drug treatment is working

5/5/2011
Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study

Activities that raise blood pressure appear to be the cause, researcher suggests

5/3/2011
Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease

But, European researchers acknowledge younger, white volunteers may have skewed results

5/2/2011
Breast-feeding May Influence Long-Term Health: Study

Formula vs. breast-fed babies show metabolic differences in first three years of life

5/2/2011
Religion Doesn't Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

Counters previous research that found a benefit, but authors say more study needed

4/25/2011
Death Rates Among People With High Blood Pressure Falling

But they're still at raised risk over those without hypertension

4/11/2011
Higher Rate of Morning Heart Attacks Not Due to Blood Pressure: Study

Readings vary throughout day, typically lowest in morning, researchers find

4/7/2011
Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets

VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

4/5/2011
Two Different Heart Drugs May Work Equally Well for High-Risk Patients

Study found ARB, calcium channel blocker both helped those with hypertension, glucose intolerance

4/5/2011
Implantable Device May Lower Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

Electrical jolt tricks body into regulating blood pressure, researchers say

4/1/2011
Laughter Not Only Feels Good, It's Good for the Heart

A chuckle relieves stress, improves blood pressure, expert says

3/29/2011
Nerve Block Treatment May Ease Stubborn High Blood Pressure

Procedure normalized levels in 39% of patients with resistant hypertension, early research shows

3/25/2011
Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure, Study Says

But experts disagree on whether the findings are meaningful

3/23/2011
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension

The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

3/22/2011
Whole Grain Cereal May Help Control Blood Pressure

Men who consumed seven or more servings a week reduced their risk of hypertension by about 20%, study finds

3/22/2011
Risks May Outweigh Benefits for Blood Pressure Drug Combo

Medications successful on their own create problems together, study confirms

3/16/2011
High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds

Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

3/11/2011
Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems

Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

3/9/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation

Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted

3/9/2011
Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics

But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems

3/6/2011
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

Powerful nutrient is found in fish, poultry, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, researchers say

3/2/2011
Napping May Help Keep Blood Pressure in Check

Despite stress, levels are lower for those who sleep a bit during the day, study finds

3/1/2011
Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Heart Patients Without Hypertension

Analysis authors not sure of exact mechanism behind benefit

2/28/2011
Sugary Drinks Might Raise Hypertension Risk: Study

Those who consumed more were more likely to have high blood pressure, but exactly why is not clear

2/17/2011
Research Sheds Light on Gene Linked to Preeclampsia

Discovery may lead to improved screening, care for this pregnancy complication, researchers say

2/7/2011
Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Preeclampsia

High blood pressure during pregnancy

2/4/2011
Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report

Despite rising weights, some nations keeping blood pressure, cholesterol under control, study finds

2/1/2011
Half of Adults Have Hypertension or High Cholesterol: CDC

Many Americans with these conditions are not treated effectively, health officials say

1/24/2011
Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk

15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

1/24/2011
Deep Brain Stimulation Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension

Doctors stumbled on effect when treating hypertensive man for stroke-linked pain

1/17/2011
Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study

Those taking calcium channel blockers showed raised risk for dangerously low blood pressure

1/13/2011
Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows

Income, gender and race still influence health status, CDC data finds

1/11/2011
Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally

Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

1/10/2011
Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids

Exposure poses risk for lifelong cardiovascular problems, experts say

12/21/2010
Race, Sex Play Part in Hypertension Risk

Where you live also factors into the equation, study found

12/7/2010
New Test Links Blood Protein to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

High levels were also associated with risk of death from all causes

11/19/2010
E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart

Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds

11/17/2010
Cell Phone 'Telemonitoring' May Help Control Blood Pressure

In study, more than a third of diabetics using the system improved their results

11/15/2010
Few Make Lifestyle Changes that Could Keep Their Heart Healthy

Survey found only .01 percent heeded all seven recommendations from heart association