Hypertension

All-in-one Pill Reduces Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels In U.s. Study

A single pill containing low doses of three medications to treat high blood pressure and one to lower cholesterol reduced the estimated risk of cardiovascular disease by 25% in a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Four Modifiable Risk Factors Tied To Hyperuricemia

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Four modifiable risk factors -- body mass index (BMI), the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, alcohol use, and diuretic use -- could individually account for a notable proportion of hyperuricemia and...
Related topics: Diet, Alcohol

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Best Practices For Measuring And Managing Blood Pressure

Experts from Mayo Clinic discuss practical patient management strategies in line with the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guideline. Mayo Clinic
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Mayo Clinic

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Remote, Postpartum Bp Checks Feasible In Women With Htn

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 -- A remote blood pressure monitoring program is feasible and acceptable to postpartum women with hypertension, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Alisse Hauspurg, M.D., from...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research, Gynecology

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Will Renal Denervation For Hypertension Rise Again?

'There's once again excitement about renal artery denervation and…it's justified,' says one cardiologist, while another hopes for FDA approval next year, and a third is 'still not 100% convinced.' theheart.org on Medscape
Related topics: Cardiology, Food And Drug Administration

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More Severe Osa Leads To Higher Blood Pressure In Patients With Resistant Hypertension

In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea, Medical Research

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Researchers Discover New Drug Target For The Fatal Lung Disease Pah

Targeting the protein Eyes Absent 3 (EYA3) may help prevent vascular remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), according to new study from Cincinnati Children's.
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Aha News: Unique Gene Activity Discovered In People With Both Stroke And Cancer

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Not all strokes have a clear-cut cause like high blood pressure or smoking. For those so-called cryptogenic strokes, new research suggests cancer might be the trigger – a finding...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Stroke, Cancer, Oncology, Blood Pressure, Smoking

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Hypertension Rates High Among Medical Students

Single-center study found that med students have more than double the rates of stage 2 hypertension as same-age counterparts in the general population. Medscape Medical News
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Number Of Pregnant Women With High Blood Pressure Spiked Over Last Four Decades

The number of women with high blood pressure (HBP) when they become pregnant or who have it diagnosed during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the United States over the last four decades, especially among black women, according to new...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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1970 To 2010 Saw Large Jump In Hypertension During Pregnancy

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- Overall, 0.63 percent of women experience chronic hypertension during pregnancy, with the rate increasing with maternal age and year of delivery, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in Hypertension. Cande V....
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High Blood Pressure Among Pregnant Women In The Us Has Increased 13-folds Since 1970

Pregnant women diagnosed with chronic hypertension, or persistent high blood pressure, are more at risk for pregnancy-related complications, maternal death and adverse outcomes for their newborns.
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40-year Study Sees Steady Rise In Pregnant Women's Blood Pressure

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- Over the past four decades, the U.S. has seen a sharp rise in the number of pregnant women with high blood pressure, new research reveals. For the study, the researchers analyzed data from about 151 million...
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High Blood Pressure May Be Fueling Mental Decline In Older Adults

Managing high blood pressure to keep it within the normal range may be a vital part of preventing cognitive decline starting in middle age. The finding comes from the American Heart Association, which reports that high blood pressure may speed up...
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Heating Pads May Lower Blood Pressure In People With High Blood Pressure When Lying Down

In people with supine hypertension due to autonomic failure, a condition that increases blood pressure when lying down, overnight heat therapy significantly decreased systolic blood pressure compared to a placebo. Heat therapy may be an innovative,...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Placebo

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Aha News: Scientists Find Biological Link Between High Blood Pressure And Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Researchers have identified a protein that may be a risk factor for both high blood pressure and breast cancer. Previous studies have found women with high blood pressure have about a 15%...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Proteins

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Gut Bacteria May Be Linked To High Blood Pressure And Depression

A study of human gut bacteria -- known as the gut microbiome -- suggests that high blood pressure with depression may be a completely different disease than high blood pressure without depression. The gut may be targeted someday to prevent, diagnose...
Related topics: Bacteria, Blood Pressure, Depression, Medical Research, Microbiome

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Salt Substitute Shakes Up Hypertension In Community Trial

(MedPage Today) -- Swapping in some potassium had an important effect in Peruvian villages

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A Primary Care Physician’s Decisions Are Questioned And Second-guessed Daily

A 67-year-old woman with a high-stress job had a vigorous disagreement with her neighbors last week. She developed severe substernal chest pain and called 911 fearing a heart attack. She is thin, has never smoked, has normal blood pressure and...
Related topics: Stress, Blood Pressure

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Health Tip: Controlling Your Blood Pressure

-- Lifestyle changes are key to controlling your blood pressure, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By maintaining your blood pressure, you can lower your risk for the damaging effects of high blood pressure, including increased...
Related topics: Blood Pressure, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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