Blood Pressure News

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11/12/2015
Nearly Half of Americans With High Blood Pressure Not Controlling It: CDC

Big part of the problem is getting people to take medications, stick with them, experts say

11/9/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

11/9/2015
Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring

Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher

11/3/2015
New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids

The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

11/2/2015
Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases

Diabetes, high blood pressure more common among seriously wounded soldiers, study finds

10/20/2015
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects

But researchers stress the risk is still very low when women have pre-eclampsia

10/12/2015
Confirm High Blood Pressure Outside Doctor's Office, U.S. Task Force Says

Expert group advises ambulatory or home monitoring before starting treatment

10/5/2015
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

9/24/2015
Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies

Study found babies had better blood pressure, less need for transfusions with delayed clamping

9/24/2015
Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half

9/23/2015
Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death

But other conditions, such as dehydration and diabetes, can also make you woozy, experts say

9/17/2015
Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients

Researchers suggest doctors could use technology to identify possible therapies to fight mental decline

9/11/2015
Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure

Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

9/9/2015
Obamacare Likely to Spur Rise in Chronic Disease Diagnoses: Study

More with insurance may lead to better treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes

8/31/2015
Naps May Do a Heart Good

Study found they lowered blood pressure in patients, were linked to better heart and vessel health

8/27/2015
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

8/24/2015
Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

8/24/2015
No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

8/20/2015
Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble

Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

8/7/2015
Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control

Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

7/27/2015
Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

7/16/2015
Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

7/9/2015
Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

7/9/2015
Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study

Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

5/27/2015
Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

5/26/2015
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

4/24/2015
Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

4/14/2015
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

3/31/2015
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

3/26/2015
U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC

Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

3/20/2015
For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese

High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

3/17/2015
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

3/13/2015
Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

2/10/2015
Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

2/10/2015
Health Tip: Understanding Low Blood Pressure

Factors that can trigger the condition

1/16/2015
Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts

But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

1/7/2015
High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk

Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

12/22/2014
Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says

12/18/2014
Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

12/8/2014
BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study

Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

11/17/2014
More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

11/16/2014
Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says

Health or financial reasons disqualify more than 75 percent, researchers report

11/10/2014
Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds

10/28/2014
Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients

10/24/2014
Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

10/20/2014
Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

10/15/2014
Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

10/1/2014
Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

9/19/2014
Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

9/17/2014
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say