Blood Pressure News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/2/2005
Acid in Animal Fats May Increase Blood Pressure

Study pinpoints lower arachidonic acid intake as dietary modification

4/19/2005
Obesity Not as Life Threatening as Thought

Many cardiovascular risk factors among obese are declining, researchers find

4/11/2005
Exercise Isn't Always Enough to Lower Blood Pressure

Older people with the condition may need to lose weight, start medications earlier

4/5/2005
Diuretics Best for High Blood Pressure

Large study found they beat out newer drugs when treating blacks and whites alike

3/19/2005
High Blood Pressure: An Elusive Threat

25 percent of Americans get inadequate therapy for hypertension, experts say

2/21/2005
Diabetes Boosts Heart Disease Risk in Women

Increase is worse than it is for men, study finds

2/14/2005
Cox-2 Drugs Boost Blood Pressure: Study

Other research finds more evidence of heart attack, stroke risk

2/1/2005
New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk

Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

2/1/2005
Viagra Protects Against Pulmonary Problems

Helps with altitude-induced hypertension, researchers say

1/24/2005
Seeds of Dementia Sown in Midlife

Identifying, treating cardiovascular risk factors early might make difference, study says

1/21/2005
Veggie Diet May Lower High Blood Pressure

Blood thickness and body weight improve on plant-based regimen, study finds

1/18/2005
Folate May Prevent Hypertension in Women

Higher levels of the B vitamin could cut risk by almost half, study finds

1/14/2005
High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge

Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

1/13/2005
High Blood Pressure a Worldwide Problem

Big increase predicted in less developed countries

1/4/2005
Study Links Protein to Preeclampsia

Finding could lead to test for potentially risky pregnancy complication

12/20/2004
Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Valuable Tools

They may better reflect daily hypertension readings, heart experts say

12/14/2004
A Puzzling Blood Pressure Drug Finding

Supposed danger of calcium channel blockers requires further study, experts say

12/10/2004
Blood Pressure Drug Study Halts on Good News

Newer treatment combo outperformed older regimen, researchers say

12/6/2004
Water Helps Those With Low Blood Pressure

Buoys health of people who can faint while standing

11/22/2004
Looking at Blood Pressure Drug Use in Kids

Safety trial will examine whether sodium nitroprusside is safe

11/22/2004
System That Regulates Blood Pressure May Also Affect Aging

Studies find it influences mental function, how body responds to exercise

11/20/2004
Joe Montana Leads Fight Against High Blood Pressure

Football great urges people to get checked for hypertension

11/11/2004
Hypertension Control Can Save a Diabetic's Sight

Can lead to fewer vision problems for these patients

10/31/2004
Blood Pressure Drugs Protect Diabetics' Kidneys

One drug prevents early problems, the other halts progression of disease

10/18/2004
Waiting to Cut Umbilical Cord May Improve Preemies' Health

Doing so avoids risk of some complications, such as anemia

10/12/2004
Parents Affect Kids' Heart Disease Risk

Maternal smoking, lack of exercise just two of the factors

10/11/2004
Folate Lowers High Blood Pressure Risk for Women

Taking 800 micrograms daily cut chances for women young and old

10/11/2004
Insulin Resistance May Be Early Sign of Cardiovascular Disease

Teens with it could face high blood pressure as adults

10/8/2004
High Blood Pressure Hurts Sex Life

Experts say medications not always at fault

9/6/2004
High Blood Pressure Dulls Emotions

Elevated levels smooth out highs and lows, study says

9/1/2004
High Blood Pressure Treatment on the Rise

Dramatic increase in renal artery interventional procedures found

8/31/2004
Older Americans Aren't Being Treated for High Blood Pressure

A systolic reading of 160 or higher is dangerous, study says

8/30/2004
Two Signs of Heart Trouble

High blood pressure and elevated LDL cholesterol add up to danger

8/23/2004
High Blood Pressure Up 30% in U.S.

65 million adults have it, government report says

8/9/2004
Blood Pressure Drug Shows Side Effects

ACE inhibitors can cause mouth and lip swelling, breathing problems

7/31/2004
Blacks Hard Hit by Kidney Disease

New campaign urges awareness, testing

7/26/2004
Many Stroke Patients Get Wrong Therapy in Hospitals

65% treated for hypertension in days after attack, despite dangerous side effects

7/26/2004
Migraine Drug Users Don't Need Cardiac Stress Test

Concerns about possible heart problems are overstated, researchers say

7/12/2004
New Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines Issue Warning

Caution against use of calcium channel blockers in unstable patients

7/10/2004
Hypertension Can Hide Out in Kids

That's why health officials urge screenings starting at age 3

7/1/2004
Big Blood Pressure Drop May Lead to Alzheimer's

Process that causes dementia may contribute to lower pressure

6/30/2004
Hormone Warns of Hypertension

Aldosterone levels indicate greater risk, new treatment avenue

6/28/2004
Hypertension, Cholesterol Often Twin Threats

Many patients aren't being treated for high cholesterol problems

6/22/2004
Stressed Young Become Hypertensive Middle-Agers

Stress response predicts future blood pressure

6/11/2004
Control High Blood Pressure at Home

Home monitoring improves control of hypertension

6/6/2004
Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Are Problems for Many Diabetics

Doctors need to do a better job of outlining the risks

5/26/2004
Blood Clot in Lung Can Cause Pulmonary Hypertension

Unexpectedly high incidence found in those who survived blocked artery

5/21/2004
Preventing Bleeding Strokes

Treating high blood pressure could reduce rates of dangerous condition

5/21/2004
Keeping Children's Blood Pressure Under Check

New guidelines say those aged 3 and up should have routine readings

5/21/2004
Blood Pressure Control Poorest For The Oldest

But researchers add this group needs aggressive treatment the most