Blood Pressure News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/24/2009
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug

Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

3/23/2009
Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best

Maximum benefit seen with tightest control of risk factors, researchers report

3/23/2009
Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure

Finding in rats holds promise against kidney disease, too, experts say

3/19/2009
Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins

New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

3/10/2009
Ankle Blood Pressure Test May Spot Hidden Heart Risks

2 'unconventional' blood workups might also point out trouble, experts say

3/5/2009
Second Stroke Prevention Efforts Found Wanting

Many patients not getting services they need to prevent another attack, researchers say

3/5/2009
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health

More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds

2/27/2009
Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

2/26/2009
Lowering BP in Dialysis Cases Cuts Heart Risks

Study says drugs could prevent 2 of 10 deaths expected in every 100 patients per year

2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/16/2009
Genes That Control Body's Salt Levels Are Identified

Whether finding will lead to treatment improvements remains unclear

2/6/2009
Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says

1/30/2009
Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks

Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says

1/20/2009
Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game

In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

1/20/2009
Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity

Older patients were more affected, study found

1/15/2009
Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain

Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says

1/12/2009
Cold Weather May Raise Blood Pressure in Elderly

Seasonal variance suggests target for better treatments

1/5/2009
Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage

Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

12/29/2008
Guide on Blood Thinner Now Available in Spanish

Brochure may help spread the word about warfarin's possible complications

12/19/2008
Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's

Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

12/17/2008
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk

Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

12/17/2008
Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension

Signaling through the melanocortin-4 receptor controls blood pressure, study shows

12/6/2008
Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent

Stress is everywhere, but learning what relaxes you can help, expert says

12/3/2008
Blood Pressure Pill Combo More Effective Than Diuretics

Study suggests need to change therapeutic guidelines

12/1/2008
Preemies' Low Blood Pressure Linked to SIDS

Preterm infants already at higher risk for SIDS and this may be why, researchers say

11/24/2008
Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks

'Ambulatory' measures are better than readings in doctor's office, study says

11/21/2008
High Blood Pressure Stalks Many Americans

Seven in 10 don't do enough to protect themselves from stroke, heart attack

11/14/2008
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk

Poverty, social deprivation among factors boosting odds of preeclampsia, hypertension

11/12/2008
Education Program Spurs Blacks to Take Blood Pressure Meds

Studies had found blacks twice as likely to skip medicines, compared to whites

11/12/2008
Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution

Researchers in Detroit say it detected additional cardiovascular damage

11/11/2008
Lipoprotein Levels May Predict Women's Hypertension Risk

These particles carry cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body

11/10/2008
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply

Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

11/9/2008
Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure

The finding is especially true for blacks, study suggests

11/3/2008
Diabetes, Hypertension Hasten Death in Alzheimer's Patients

They're more than twice as likely to die sooner, study finds

10/30/2008
Workplace Health Programs Effective Interventions

Study shows help with diet, tobacco use boosted employees' overall fitness

10/29/2008
Other Health Problems Can Delay MS Diagnosis

Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease can all cloud symptoms, study says

10/29/2008
Women at Higher Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension

They are 4 times more apt to develop the lung artery disorder, study shows

10/24/2008
High Sodium Levels Don't Raise Blood Pressure

Study did find connection between salt intake and diabetes incidence

10/23/2008
Hydrogen Sulfide Key Player in Blood Pressure Regulation

Mouse study finds 'rotten egg'-smelling gas relaxes arteries, may have broader applications

10/20/2008
Questions Continue About Using Beta Blockers Before Surgery

Study finds increased risk of death, heart attacks

10/18/2008
Low Blood Pressure During Surgery Boosts Stroke Risk

Tighter control of levels may prevent complications, study suggests

10/17/2008
High-Risk Kids, Diabetics Need Regular Blood Pressure Checks

Experts offer guidance during hypertension meeting

10/16/2008
Chicken Soup May Lower Blood Pressure

Collagen in some parts of chicken acts like a hypertension medication, study suggests

10/13/2008
Blood Pressure on the Rise in America

More people being treated for hypertension than ever before, study finds

10/10/2008
New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition

Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

10/10/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Raises Colon Cancer Risk 75%

Finding suggests need for more careful screening for these patients, researcher says

9/19/2008
Salt Contributes to Resistant High Blood Pressure

People with elevated readings should restrict their salt intake, experts say

9/19/2008
Many Doctors Don't Know Blood Pressure Guidelines

Proper treatment often not started among middle-aged men, study finds

9/17/2008
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

9/9/2008
Blood Pressure Treatment Can Be Used Against Stroke

Study finds the therapy can be given in tandem with clot-dissolving drug