Blood Pressure News

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2/16/2017
Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

2/7/2017
Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn

With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

1/30/2017
Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk

Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

1/17/2017
Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study

Less than half from any group had BP under good control

1/12/2017
Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender?

Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

1/11/2017
High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

1/10/2017
Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease

In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

1/10/2017
High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

12/16/2016
Yoga and Blood Pressure

Patients with prehypertension may benefit from practicing yoga, new study finds.

12/8/2016
Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

People who added this practice to a healthy lifestyle saw their pressure levels drop, study found

12/6/2016
Accuracy of Blood Pressure readings

Are blood pressure readings in a doctor's office or health clinic higher than normal due to anxiety?

12/5/2016
Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

12/2/2016
24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart

Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

11/16/2016
High Blood Pressure Rates Have Doubled Worldwide Since 1975

Most of the burden lies in poorer nations and not the U.S. and other wealthy countries, study finds

11/15/2016
Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later

And second study found link to family history

11/14/2016
Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients

Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

11/14/2016
Omega-3s a Recipe for Healthy Blood Pressure in Young Adults

Study found higher blood levels of fatty acids were linked with lower blood pressure

10/26/2016
Can Teens' Heart Rate, Blood Pressure Show Ties to Mental Ills?

Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety might be spotted in physical at 18

10/11/2016
Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?

Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

10/11/2016
Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

10/10/2016
High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk

New statement from American Heart Association warns of link

9/16/2016
Systolic Blood Pressure Goals

Does intensive blood pressure monitoring save lives?

9/15/2016
Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study

High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

9/14/2016
Fruits, Veggies Powerful Rx for Kidney Disease: Study

Researchers found 3 to 4 extra servings a day lowered blood pressure, cut medication costs

9/13/2016
1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly

The lifesaving drugs 'only work if they are taken,' CDC director says

7/12/2016
Magnesium and Blood Pressure

Having the optimal amount of this mineral in your body helps reduce blood pressure, study finds.

5/31/2016
Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

Pay attention to air quality, researchers advise

5/23/2016
Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

5/20/2016
Could a Low-Salt Diet Hurt Your Health?

Report suggests restricting sodium might backfire, but heart experts are critical of the finding

5/18/2016
Could Spuds Be Bad for Blood Pressure?

Eating potatoes 4 or more times a week linked to higher readings in study

5/16/2016
More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

5/13/2016
Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix

Study links moderate drinking to heart damage in people with hypertension

5/10/2016
Tracking Your Blood Pressure

Tracking a person's blood pressure starting in middle age may help prevent stroke and other diseases, study finds.

5/9/2016
Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk

Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

5/9/2016
Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications

Approach used for fighting tumors could also safely get medicines to placenta, mouse study suggests

3/28/2016
Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

3/28/2016
Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

3/11/2016
Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure

What to do if you have symptoms

3/2/2016
Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong, Study Finds

Measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when popular mobile application was tested

2/19/2016
College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood Pressure

Study found continued boozing was linked to elevated readings at age 24

2/15/2016
Physically Demanding Job, High Blood Pressure a Bad Mix for Women

Nurse study suggests it may triple heart disease risk

2/2/2016
Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

2/1/2016
Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby

Risks for low birth weight and stillbirth increase, research suggests

2/1/2016
New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

1/19/2016
Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later

Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

1/4/2016
Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones: Study

Analysis indicates ACE inhibitors and ARBs are equally effective, researchers say

12/24/2015
All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

12/9/2015
More Support for Lower Blood Pressure Goals

Intensive treatment reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and eye damage, study finds

12/1/2015
Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure

Researchers find both common treatments, CPAP and MADs, produce modest decreases

11/24/2015
Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome