Hypertension

Unnecessary Prescribing Cascade More Common With Certain Bp Drugs

]]>(MedPage Today) -- A side effect of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) may send users on a potentially harmful prescribing cascade, a population-based cohort study found. Among older patients who received CCBs for hypertension, loop diuretics...
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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: Cardiology, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Targeting The Gut Microbiome Might Work For Pah

]]>(MedPage Today) -- A unique gut microbiome profile was implicated in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a proof-of-concept study showed. Whether someone had PAH was predicted with 83% accuracy using a statistical model that took into...
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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, Blood Pressure, 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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Blacks Are At Higher Risk For Alzheimer’s, But Why?

Blacks are at higher risk for several health conditions in the U.S. This is true for heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and stroke, which are often chronic diseases. And it is also for Alzheimer’s disease, in which blacks have two times...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are at risk of heart attack and stroke, but just a few changes might cut that risk. "In February, American Heart Month, we encourage all Americans to take control of their...
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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, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

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Ats Foundation Research Program/pulmonary Hypertension Association Names 2019 Partner Grant Awardees

The ATS Foundation Research Program/Pulmonary Hypertension Association has awarded Rahul Kumar, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco, a $80,000 Foundation Partner grant. A $50,000 Foundation Partner grant was awarded to Jason Boehme,...
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Amlodipine Better Bp Drug For Lower Long-term Risk For Gout

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- The antihypertensive medication amlodipine is associated with a lower risk for gout compared with other antihypertensive agents, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in the Journal of Hypertension. Stephen P....
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Antioxidant In Mushrooms May Relieve Features Of 'pregnancy Hypertension'

A new study in rats suggests that the natural antioxidant L-ergothioneine could alleviate the characteristics of pre-eclampsia.
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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...
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Orthostatic Hypotension During Htn Tx Not Tied To Cvd Events

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Orthostatic hypotension (OH) during hypertension treatment is not associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease events, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in Hypertension. Stephen P. Juraschek,...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Many Women Readmitted For De Novo Postpartum Hypertension

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- Many women who are readmitted for postpartum hypertension have not been diagnosed with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy before discharge, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for...
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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...
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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: Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Preeclampsia, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Livongo Takes On Hypertension | Zane Burke, Ceo, Livongo

BY JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Livongo CEO, Zane Burke, has been a busy guy since the company’s IPO late last year. The applied health signals company has seen triple-digit (148%) growth and a robust expansion of the weight management and...
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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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Disrupting How We Detect Asthma & Hypertension | Edward Allegra, Biolum Sciences

BY JESSICA DAMASSA BioLum Sciences is introducing new chemistry that has the potential to completely change the way we test for respiratory illnesses, like asthma, and analyze blood samples to identify hypertension. CEO Edward Allegra talks...
Related topics: Asthma, Blood Test

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