Blood Pressure News

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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

9/15/2014
Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

9/10/2014
Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds

Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

9/10/2014
Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

9/9/2014
ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure

But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

8/27/2014
Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

8/20/2014
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

8/4/2014
High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

7/22/2014
Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks

7/21/2014
Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

7/21/2014
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

7/17/2014
Exercise May Help Counter Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle

'Fitter' couch potatoes weighed less and had better blood pressure, study reports

7/15/2014
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

7/14/2014
High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

7/4/2014
Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen

Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

7/2/2014
High Blood Pressure May Up Psoriasis Risk for Women

Long-term use of certain medications also linked to higher risk, study found

6/30/2014
Childhood Malnutrition Linked to High Blood Pressure Later in Life: Study

Preventing childhood hunger might help protect heart health, researchers say

6/26/2014
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

Researchers recommend more studies to see if vitamin D supplements can lower pressure

6/24/2014
Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

6/16/2014
High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study

Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

6/16/2014
Caffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study Says

Slightly greater changes in heart rate, blood pressure seen in males

6/6/2014
Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure

But study found negative social interactions didn't affect men, older women

6/4/2014
Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk

Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

5/30/2014
Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study

Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

5/29/2014
More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

5/22/2014
Music May Be Especially Stimulating During Pregnancy

Moms-to-be displayed greater blood pressure changes, stronger emotional reactions, study says

5/19/2014
Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart

Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure

5/16/2014
Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study

Researchers find measurement errors, misleading information

5/12/2014
Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors' Blood Pressure

The more properties nearby that were foreclosed on by lenders, the higher the blood pressure, study finds

5/9/2014
Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

5/6/2014
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Keep Heart Trouble at Bay: FDA

Experts suggest ways to keep high blood pressure under control

4/10/2014
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

4/8/2014
Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/3/2014
Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds

Simple urine screening could prevent unnecessary procedures, study says

4/2/2014
College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

3/31/2014
New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds

Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold

3/27/2014
Keeping Blood Pressure Low Halves Risk of Second Stroke: Study

But less than one-third of survivors maintain consistently safe levels

3/26/2014
Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

3/19/2014
Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later

Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

3/16/2014
Keep Your Heart Healthy

Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

3/13/2014
High Blood Pressure Common, Often Untreated in U.S. Hispanics: Study

Lack of insurance, language barriers might be obstacles to care, expert says

3/12/2014
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study

Experts say the finding highlights importance of keeping blood pressure under control

3/12/2014
Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study

Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't

3/3/2014
Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones

Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan