Blood Pressure

Intensive Bp Control Has Positive Impact On Residual Life Span

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- For middle-aged and older adults at high cardiovascular risk without diabetes, intensive blood pressure (BP) control improves projected survival by six months to three years, according to research published online Feb....
Related topics: Hypertension, Cardiology, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Age At Period Cessation Not Linked To Cvd Risk Trajectories

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 -- There is little evidence for associations between age at period cessation and trajectories of anthropometry, blood pressure, lipids, and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measures, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in...
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Aha News: Legacy Of Discrimination Reflected In Health Inequality

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. For African Americans, another issue also threatens their cardiovascular health:...
Related topics: American Diabetes Association, African-American, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiology

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Harvey Weinstein Rushed To Hospital Monday Night After Allegedly Having Chest Pains

Earlier tonight, Harvey Weinstein was escorted to Bellevue Hospital in New York after claiming he was suffering from chest pains, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure, according to a report from People. His health scare comes just hours after...
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Home Bp Plus Nurse Monitoring Slashes Bp Post-stroke

]]>(MedPage Today) -- LOS ANGELES -- Combining home blood pressure telemonitoring and nurse case management had a big impact on blood pressure in secondary stroke prevention among minorities, a randomized trial showed. While home blood pressure...
Related topics: Nursing, Stroke

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'farmageddon' Is The Gentle Wind-down You Need This Weekend

There are days when everything feels like too much. Maybe it's the news that's making your blood pressure spike. Maybe you're drowning under a pile of work. Maybe you're dealing with some personal bullshit. Or maybe it's just been one of those...

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A Cardiologist’s Advice To Women: How To Keep Your Heart Healthy And Happy

One of the most important things to understand about heart health is that a woman’s needs change over time. Risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol can become more important as a woman ages.  Hypertension and...
Related topics: Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Cholesterol

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Recommended Diuretic Drug Chlorthalidone Tied To Harmful Side Effects

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Patients taking a common diuretic to help lower blood pressure may be better off with a similarly effective but safer one, a new study suggests. Current guidelines recommend the drug chlorthalidone (Thalitone) as the...
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Is High Blood Pressure In First Pregnancy A Harbinger Of Heart Trouble?

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Having high blood pressure in a first pregnancy quadruples a woman's risk of heart attack or death from heart disease, a new study finds. About 2% to 8% of pregnant women with previously normal blood pressure develop a...
Related topics: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Recommended Blood Pressure Drug, Chlorthalidone (thalitone) Tied To Harmful Side Effects

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Patients taking a common diuretic to help lower blood pressure may be better off with a similarly effective but safer one, a new study suggests. Current guidelines recommend the drug chlorthalidone (Thalitone) as the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Aha News: Race And Gender May Tip The Scales On Traditional Stroke Risk Factors

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Traditional stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes, impact people of various races and genders differently, new research shows. "The biggest thing we found...
Related topics: Stroke, American Diabetes Association, Hypertension, Smoking, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Barbershops Targeted To Improve Health Of Black Men

Black men with high blood pressure could benefit from a research study beginning this month to check their vitals while they are getting a haircut at a barbershop.
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What Lorcaserin Did For Me

]]>(MedPage Today) -- In December of 2007, my primary care physician measured my weight at 293 pounds, and implored me to lose weight because he had no more medications that could help me with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. I...
Related topics: Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol

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The Best Blood Pressure Monitors For At-home Use - Cnet

For taking your blood pressure at home, try one of these devices that meet the American Heart Association's standards.

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Short Course Of Furosemide Cuts Higher Post-partum Bp Rates

]]>(MedPage Today) -- GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Fewer women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy randomized to receive the loop diuretic, furosemide (Lasix), after delivery experienced consistently elevated post-partum blood pressure compared with...

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Drug To Improve Fetal Growth May Impair Baby's Postnatal Blood Pressure, Sugar Levels

Research suggests that a drug recently assessed as a potential treatment for fetal growth restriction may cause high blood pressure and raise blood sugar levels in offspring. The study urges practitioners to consider both short- and long-term...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Hypertension, Medical Research

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Pregnant Women With Very High Blood Pressure Face Greater Heart Disease Risk

Women with preeclampsia are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack or cardiovascular death, Rutgers study finds
Related topics: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Preeclampsia, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Rural America’s Health Crisis Seizes States’ Attention

Dr. George Pink is a professor who studies rural health, not a doctor who tries to provide it. For the sake of his own blood pressure, he’s grateful.“Not a day doesn’t go by that I don’t thank God I’m… Read More

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Is Isolated Diastolic Htn Meaningless?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Current blood pressure guidelines pick up more isolated diastolic hypertension (IDH), but it might not matter, a study suggested. Prevalence was estimated at 6.5% in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES...
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What Is Hypertension? What High Blood Pressure Means For You

If you have multiple blood pressure readings over 130/80 mm Hg, you might have hypertension, which can cause serious medical complications.
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