Blood Pressure News

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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

3/31/2008
Small Brain Lesions More Common Than Thought in Those Over 60

High blood pressure, smoking, genetics determine where they occur

3/31/2008
Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure

Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

3/31/2008
Elderly Can Benefit From High Blood Pressure Treatment

Lowering pressure significantly reduces risk of stroke and heart failure for those over 80, study finds

3/31/2008
ACE Inhibitor as Effective as More Expensive Blood Pressure Drug

Study focused on more than 17,000 people with coronary artery disease or diabetes

3/26/2008
Toxic Sewer Gas Induces Suspended Metabolism in Mice

Heart rate dropped 50% while maintaining blood pressure

3/24/2008
High Blood Pressure Runs in Families

Long-term study firms up link between parents' hypertension, kids' lifetime risk

3/20/2008
Happy Marriage, Happy Heart

Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure

3/18/2008
Balance in Old Age Tied to Brain Changes

Monitoring white matter levels may assist early identification of walking problems

3/7/2008
Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure

Preliminary study results encouraging; it would only be needed a few times a year

3/6/2008
Smoking Boosts 'Bleeding' Stroke Risk in Those With High Blood Pressure

Study says tobacco use may further damage already weakened vessels

2/25/2008
Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications

Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

2/22/2008
New Stroke Therapies Show Promise

Clot buster works longer than thought, lowering blood pressure limits damage, and vacuum device sucks up clots safely for 8 hours

2/22/2008
Stroke Risk Factors Drain Memory

Cognitive powers decline faster among those who have a higher chance of brain attack

2/11/2008
Most With High Blood Pressure Don't Follow Recommended Diet

Those who could benefit most have the poorest eating habits

2/11/2008
High Blood Pressure on Increase Among American Women

State-by-state survey also found prevalence rate among men not as low as should be

2/4/2008
Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications

Black women also less likely to have blood pressure under control, study finds

1/31/2008
Sugary Soft Drinks Boost Gout Risk in Men

Just 2 or more beverages a day increased chances by 85%, study finds

1/22/2008
Genetics Influence Blood Pressure Medications

A person's gene profile seems to dictate response, study finds

1/22/2008
Liver Cancer Drug Raises Blood Pressure

Patients taking Nexavar need to be monitored closely, study says

1/10/2008
Priming Heart Before an Attack Could Limit Damage

Animal study shows preconditioning cardiac cells helps organ better tolerate loss of blood flow

1/8/2008
Lowering Co-Pays on Some Drugs Help Fight Chronic Diseases

Study found patients started using preventive medicines more often

1/2/2008
New Cancer Drug Boosts Blood Pressure

But doctors say sunitinib's benefits outweigh its risks

12/14/2007
New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems

Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

12/12/2007
High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

12/11/2007
Amount of Exercise Key to Lowering Kids' Blood Pressure

Study finds total levels of activity more important than intensity

12/10/2007
Hypertension Linked to Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Study suggests it may cause the effect through cerebrovascular disease

11/20/2007
Pedometer Pushes People to Walk More

More steps lead to lower blood pressure, more weight loss, study finds

11/19/2007
High Blood Pressure Linked to Disability, Dementia

Controlling hypertension might stave off problems of aging, studies suggest

11/9/2007
Severe Urinary Problems Boost Death Risk in Older Men

Those over 45 face an almost 24-fold increase in mortality, study says

11/6/2007
'Empty-Calorie' Diet Tied to Preclinical Heart Disease

Regimens heavy on fats, sweets boost the risk, researchers find

11/6/2007
Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks

Medicated heart patients might be in danger, study suggests

11/2/2007
Study Describes Molecules That Control Blood Pressure

The finding involving proteins could lead to new treatments, researchers say

9/28/2007
Weight Loss Can Control Hypertension

A 6-month diet restored normal blood pressure, study finds

9/2/2007
Blood Pressure Drug Combo Helps Diabetic Hearts

Large, long-term global study shows diuretic plus ACE inhibitor reduced risk of dying from heart disease

7/27/2007
Agent Orange May Boost Vietnam Vets' Hypertension Risk

Federal report also revisits risks for a number of cancers

7/3/2007
A Bite of Chocolate a Day May Keep Blood Pressure at Bay

Limited amounts of dark chocolate lower blood pressure, German researchers report

6/4/2007
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Blood Pressure

The nutrients are found in certain fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils

5/31/2007
Soy Nuts Lower Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women

Adding half a cup to daily diet also cut 'bad' cholesterol, study finds

5/11/2007
Worksite Health Programs Boost the Bottom Line: Study

Better control of diabetes, heart disease means more productive workers

5/6/2007
Certain ACE Inhibitors Cut Elderly Dementia Risk

Drugs able to cross blood-brain barrier cut mental decline by 50%, study found

5/3/2007
Most Americans Don't Have High Blood Pressure Under Control

The condition raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, study authors note

4/19/2007
Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/11/2007
Hot Flashes in Women Tied to Higher Blood Pressure

Systolic/diastolic readings more than 10 points higher on average, study finds

4/11/2007
Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business

May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes

4/10/2007
Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

3/26/2007
Cutting-Edge Devices Assist Cardio Treatments

Experimental technologies proving their mettle as powerful tools for docs

3/4/2007
Sleep Apnea Increasingly Tied to Heart Risks: Study

Mounting data suggest causative role in cardiovascular disease

3/2/2007
Whole-Grain Cereals Cut Heart Risks: Study

High-fiber breakfast not just for kids anymore, researchers say

2/26/2007
Common Painkillers May Cause Hypertension in Men

Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin might affect chemicals that help blood vessels relax