Blood Pressure News

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8/31/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics

Study found telmisartan offered slight benefit for those unable to take ACE inhibitors

8/27/2008
Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke

Patients may need to be on telmisartan longer to see positive effect, researchers say

8/26/2008
Drug May Lower Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Hypertension

Allopurinol, used to cut uric acid levels, could work better than current options, study says

8/20/2008
Preeclampsia Raises Risk of Serious Kidney Disease

Rate can be 5 times higher than for women without pregnancy complication, study finds

8/18/2008
Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

Similar results have been found in studies of adults

8/14/2008
Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure...

... But too few doctors recommend it to their patients, study finds

8/12/2008
Weight Loss After Diabetes Diagnosis Offers Big Benefits: Study

And the improvements in blood sugar and blood pressure last, even if weight comes back

8/8/2008
Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure

Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation

8/4/2008
Excessive Drinking Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

More than 2 a day for men, 1 for women, increases odds of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes

7/28/2008
Blood Pressure Drugs May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Patients taking ARBs 45% less likely to have delirium, be in nursing homes, die

7/27/2008
Mouse Study May Offer Better Diagnosis for Preeclampsia

Researchers find autoantibodies that block potentially fatal pregnancy complication

7/16/2008
Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

But medications and lifestyle changes can head off threats like heart attack and stroke

7/14/2008
For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat

Study says it leads to damaged heart arteries later in life

7/8/2008
Ankle-Arm Blood Pressure Test Predicts Heart Disease Risk

Could improve current assessments, report says

7/8/2008
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

7/3/2008
Working Hard When Tired Raises Blood Pressure

Finding suggests chronic fatigue may pose serious health risks

6/30/2008
Elevated Albumin Levels in Urine Raise Hypertension Risk

Findings suggest current concept of 'normal' protein secretion needs revision

6/26/2008
Chronic Kidney Disease Growing Globally

Researchers urge countries to make condition a public health priority

6/24/2008
Going Online to Draw the Line on High Blood Pressure

Conferring with pharmacists permits quicker changes in drugs, improved management, study finds

6/24/2008
Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy

Insulin resistance increases and arteries malfunction years later, researchers say

6/24/2008
Health Tip: Check Blood Pressure at Home

Regular monitoring can keep it under control

6/16/2008
Diabetes Might Help Spur Hearing Loss

Study finds higher rate of impairment among diabetics

6/16/2008
High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood

Study also suggests strong association between chilhood overweight and higher readings

6/16/2008
Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease

They have poorer control of risk factors, less likely to get cholesterol-lowering meds

6/13/2008
Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk

European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

6/11/2008
Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders

Study says it should be considered in those with history of snoring, apnea

6/6/2008
Stretching Exercises May Protect Against Preeclampsia

Findings apply to women inactive before pregnancy or previous history of condition

6/4/2008
Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart

Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

5/22/2008
Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended

It makes better control possible, heart experts say

5/21/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly

But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

5/21/2008
Two Drugs for Heart Failure Show Mixed Results

One drug should be used more often and the other not at all, researchers report

5/19/2008
Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment

Only half of patients had their therapy changed as needed, study found

5/19/2008
Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk

Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

5/14/2008
Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects

5/14/2008
Music Hath Charms to Calm Hypertension

But the finding isn't meant to encourage patients to throw out their medications

5/14/2008
Aspirin at Bedtime Lowers Blood Pressure

No benefit seen for prehypertensive people in morning use, researchers report

5/13/2008
Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery

Experts note doses of the blood-pressure drugs given in the study were probably too high

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease

Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

5/12/2008
High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors

Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

5/9/2008
New Class of Drugs Might Treat Many Conditions

Vaptans ease painful periods, glaucoma, depression and many other diseases, researchers say

5/6/2008
Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

5/5/2008
Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke

Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

5/2/2008
Simple Steps Lead to Better Blood Pressure Control

Veterans' facility reports improvement in patients within 18 weeks

5/1/2008
Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries

Eighty percent of high blood pressure-related deaths occur in poorer nations, study shows

4/29/2008
Pituitary Hormone May Boost Women's Heart Risk

Thyrotropin levels increasing even within normal range associated with dangers

4/23/2008
Sleep Apnea Screening Cuts Surgical Complications

Canadian team develops simple test to identify those at risk

4/14/2008
New Benefits From Old Heart Measures

Statins lower blood pressure, DASH diet cuts cardiovascular risk, studies find

4/14/2008
High Blood Pressure May Be Buffer Against Headaches

But experts stress that hypertension should still be treated

4/4/2008
Lowering Blood Pressure Improves Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes

Aggressive action is safe and may cut risk of disability, death, study finds

4/1/2008
Avandia May Slow Atherosclerosis After Bypass Surgery

But this new study of diabetes drug doesn't prove it's safe, critics say