Blood Pressure News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/25/2003
Heart Drug Carries Dangers

Study says protamine after bypass surgery causes blood pressure to drop

3/24/2003
Blood Vessel Damage in Eyes More Common in Blacks

May explain higher risk of stroke among black Americans, researchers say

3/6/2003
Heart Disease Prevention Should Start With Tots

New guidelines recommend heart healthy behavior for kids

3/3/2003
Stroke Risk Strongest at Dawn

Elderly whose blood pressure spikes in the morning face greater chance of attack

2/17/2003
Gene Defect in Mice Causes High Blood Pressure

Finding could help improve hypertension treatment in humans

2/6/2003
What's Behind Pulmonary Hypertension

Scientists find gene pathway that leads to high blood pressure in lungs

1/8/2003
People May be Predisposed to High Blood Pressure

Lack of nephrons in kidneys may be to blame

12/27/2002
High Blood Pressure Strikes Even the Young

But treatments can manage this dangerous disease

12/16/2002
Ex-Heavy Drinkers Show Metabolic Changes

Study finds link between alcohol detoxification and sodium sensitivity

11/21/2002
Type A Types: The Real Heartbreakers

Aggressive people at risk of high blood pressure

11/18/2002
Coffee Jitters? Don't Blame the Caffeine

Study suggests ingredient other than caffeine may cause blood pressure spikes

11/6/2002
Inflammation Increases Chance of Stroke

New Swedish study tracked 6,000 men for almost 20 years

10/28/2002
Painkillers Linked to High Blood Pressure

Tylenol and ibuprofen drugs may boost hypertension in women

10/14/2002
Blood Pressure Meds Help Blacks Stave Off Mental Decline

The news is good since they're at increased risk of hypertension

10/11/2002
Troubled Slumber Can Hike Blood Pressure

But study finds common treatment helps lower nighttime pressure

9/27/2002
Aim Low on Blood Pressure

Study says lower reading is better for arteries

9/26/2002
'Non-Dippers' Could Be at Risk for Heart Disease

Those whose blood pressure doesn't dip while asleep could have clotting problems

9/23/2002
Emotional Stress Can Literally Be Heartbreaking

Just thinking about past difficulty can raise your blood pressure, study finds

9/22/2002
Legs for Life Starts Its Run

Free screening offered for dangerous narrowing of leg arteries

9/3/2002
Control Your Life, Help Your Heart

Study finds even illusion of control can reduce cardiac stress

9/3/2002
Simple Steps to Avoid Fainting

Crossing your legs and tensing your muscles may head off a fall

8/30/2002
Keeping the Pressure Down

Losing weight and reducing salt intake helps seniors control high blood pressure

8/29/2002
Low Birth-Weight, High Blood Pressure Link Disputed

New analysis refutes widely held belief

8/16/2002
High Blood Pressure Risk Could Begin In Womb

Short thigh bone in fetuses linked to higher blood pressure later in life

8/9/2002
Oh Baby, Is That Where Hypertension Starts?

Infants who prefer salty foods have higher blood pressure

8/2/2002
Snoring May Be Ruining Your Sex Life

Study: sleep apnea may cause decreased libido in men

7/25/2002
All Soy Lowers Cholesterol

Both high- and low-isoflavone soy help, researchers say

7/24/2002
Postmenopausal Women Have Higher Blood Pressure

Hormones may play some role in keeping readings low in younger women

7/18/2002
How Low Can You Go?

Low blood pressure is good -- to a point

7/15/2002
New Heart Guidelines Stress Youth Checks

Heart association recommends those over 20 get routine screenings

7/15/2002
Teetotaling's Best for Blood Pressure

Even modest amounts of alcohol boost blood pressure in Japanese studies

6/25/2002
Combo Therapy Helps Cut High Blood Pressure

Drug study finds black patients benefited from switching to Lotrel

5/30/2002
Hypertension Rose in U.S. in 1990s

CDC reports across-the-board, 8.7% increase

5/27/2002
New Blood Pressure Drug May Outdo ACE Inhibitors

Study: Aortic pressure was dramatically reduced

5/24/2002
Loneliness Can Be a Heartbreaker

Socially isolated people have a greater risk of heart disease

5/16/2002
Can High Blood Pressure Boost Your Memory?

Moderately elevated blood pressure enhanced memory, concentration in elderly, study says

5/15/2002
The Temperamental Side of High Blood Pressure

Study finds the causes of hypertension may be emotional as well as physical

5/13/2002
America is Harmful to Asians' Health

The longer immigrants live here, the worse it gets

4/23/2002
Booze Throws Blood Pressure for a Loop

Even minor injury impairs ability to maintain normal pressure

4/4/2002
Preventing Preeclampsia

Simple test might soon tell which women will develop life-threatening condition

3/11/2002
Light Drinking Can Decrease Hypertension in Young Women

But they should stop at a few drinks a week to help blood pressure, study says

3/1/2002
Fertility Treatments May Raise Risk of Preeclampsia

Researchers acknowledge other factors may contribute to blood pressure problem in moms-to-be

2/8/2002
Spare Tire Gives Boys a Bumpy Health Ride

New study says boys with extra weight around their middle face extra health risks as adults

1/30/2002
A Hard Landing for Some Space Travelers

Researchers explore why astronauts struggle with fainting after return to Earth

1/18/2002
To Sleep, Perchance to Beat High Blood Pressure

Study finds mask for sleep apnea also helps hypertension

1/16/2002
High Blood Pressure, Decongestants a Bad Mix

Medicines could increase risk of stroke, heart attack

12/10/2001
Low Blood Pressure Tied to Cognitive Problems

Study finds higher risk in elderly who have heart failure

9/14/2001
A Stress-Test Warning Signal

Blood pressure reading tells of artery trouble, says new study

7/12/2001
The Lowdown on Low Blood Pressure

It can be a serious health threat

6/5/2001
ACE Inhibitors Help Kidney Patients

They beat calcium channel blockers in slowing failure