Blood Pressure

Genetic Study Shows That The Risk Of Pre-eclampsia Is Related To Blood Pressure And Bmi

An international study has revealed that the genetic risk of pre-eclampsia - a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy - is related to blood pressure and body mass index.
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Researchers Claim To Have Reversed The Aging Process Using An Oxygen Chamber

There are many uses for large devices known as hyperbaric oxygen chambers in the medical field. They can be used to treat wounds and can place a human under enough pressure that oxygen can be forced directly into the tissue without the need for...
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Drug Eases Recovery For Those With Severe Alcohol Withdrawal

A drug once used to treat high blood pressure can help alcoholics with withdrawal symptoms reduce or eliminate their drinking, Yale University researchers report Nov. 19 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. In a double-blind study, researchers...
Related topics: Alcohol, Hypertension, Yale University, Medical Research

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Experts Disagree With Uspstf's Take On Pediatric Bp Screening

Current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents, the US Preventive Services Task Force reported. Medscape Medical News
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Social Isolation During Covid-19 Pandemic Linked With High Blood Pressure

Buenos Aires, Argentina 19 November 2020: Lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with an increase in high blood pressure among patients admitted to emergency. That's the finding of a study presented at the 46th Argentine Congress of...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Blood Pressure Treatment Reduces Bleeding In Ich

Compared with standard treatment, intensive blood pressure lowering does not improve function but does appear to reduce hematoma growth, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News
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Aha: Polypill, With Or Without Aspirin, Reduces Cardiovascular Events

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- A polypill comprising statins and blood pressure-lowering drugs, with or without aspirin, is associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the New England...
Related topics: Aspirin, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Harvey Weinstein Very Ill, Covid Likely

Harvey's camp tells TMZ ... "It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis. We are working with the NYSDOCCS and the excellent team...
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Algorithm-driven Digital Program Helped Lower Patients' Cholesterol, Blood Pressure

Researchers enrolled 5,000 patients in a remote, cholesterol and blood pressure management program utilizing care navigators and pharmacists, supported by specialists and using specialist-designed algorithms to initiate and adjust medications....
Related topics: Algorithms, Cholesterol, Medical Research

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Uspstf Again Finds Insufficient Evidence For Childhood Blood Pressure Screening

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF); Gerald Gartlehner, Emily B. Vander Schaaf, et al.; Priya Verghese, Debora Matossian; Joseph T. Flynn Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pediatricians, pediatric...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Combo Pill Alone And With Aspirin Lowers Heart Disease Risk

A 'polypill' is a single pill that includes multiple medications to control more than one health risk factor (such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, stroke). In this large, international trial,...
Related topics: Aspirin, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Transgender People Often Have Heart Risks: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2020 -- Many transgender people who take hormone therapy have unaddressed risks for heart disease and stroke, a new study finds. These patients often have undiagnosed high blood pressure and high cholesterol, even in young...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research, Hormones, Stroke, Hypertension, Cholesterol

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Pre-pregnancy High Blood Pressure Rates Rising

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2020 (HealthDay) -- The number of women entering pregnancy with high blood pressure has nearly doubled in a decade, new research finds. The study found that 2% of women living in urban areas and 2.4% of women living in rural...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Uspstf Finds Evidence Lacking For Child Htn Screening

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2020 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of screening children and adolescents for high blood pressure. These findings...
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Got A-fib? It Could Heighten Covid Risks

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Two preliminary studies offer mixed news for heart patients who fall ill with COVID-19: Those on certain blood pressure-lowering drugs are not at increased risk of dying, but those with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) may...

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High Blood Pressure Complications In Us Pregnancies Have Nearly Doubled

Researchers found high blood pressure complicated about 80,000 pregnancies in 2018, nearly twice as many as in 2007. Women living in rural areas continue to be approximately 20% more likely to have high blood pressure before pregnancy than women...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Study Reveals Unexpected Protective Role For Brain Swelling After Injury

Following a brain-injuring bump or blow to the head, brain cells and blood vessels typically swell. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening increase in pressure inside the skull, and managing swelling is critical for patients with traumatic...
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Injury

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Nighttime Bp, Circadian Rhythm Of Bp May Affect Cardiovascular Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2020 -- Elevated nighttime systolic blood pressure (BP) and a disrupted circadian pattern for BP are associated with an increased risk for certain cardiovascular events, such as heart failure, according to a study published online...
Related topics: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Medical Research

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Beware Of Blood Pressure Changes At Night

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2020 -- If your blood pressure changes a lot overnight -- either rising or falling -- you may have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study from Japan reports. When systolic blood pressure (the top number) jumps...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Medical Research

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Social Isolation Tied To High Blood Pressure In Women

Women who are socially isolated have an increased risk for high blood pressure, researchers report. But men, not so much.
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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