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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Jan. 19, 2016 — The purinergic P2Y6 receptor (P2Y6R) promoted angiotensin II-induced hypertension in mice, new research indicates. Furthermore, heterodimerization of angiotensin type 1 receptor with P2Y6R along with ... read more

Study Aims to Lower Blood Pressure Among Adults in Rural Southeast Asia

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers are launching a study to find cost-effective ways of lowering blood pressure in adults living in rural in South Asia. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for ... read more

Proliferation of Pulmonary Endothelial Cells Is Controlled by Small RNA Fragments

Dec. 9, 2015 — Uncontrolled proliferation of endothelial cells in small pulmonary arteries is a key feature in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension. Now it has been shown that small RNA fragments (microRNAs) ... read more

Children With Common Allergies Have Twice Heart Disease Risk

Dec. 8, 2015 — Children with allergies, particularly asthma and hay fever, have about twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on a course for heart disease at a surprisingly early ... read more

Recent Western Blood Pressure Guidelines May Boost Stroke Risk in Asian Patients

Nov. 27, 2015 — European and North American blood pressure guidelines may actually boost the stroke risk if used for Asian patients, particularly the elderly, suggests an expert ... read more

PMS as an Early Marker for Future High Blood Pressure Risk

Nov. 24, 2015 — In the first prospective study to consider premenstrual syndrome (PMS) as a possible sentinel for future risk of hypertension, epidemiologists report that women with moderate-to-severe PMS had a 40 ... read more

Is Testosterone Therapy Safe?

Nov. 18, 2015 — The increasing use of testosterone replacement therapy to treat reduced testosterone level in older men has been accompanied by growing concerns over its long-term safety. The findings of two studies ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — It's been about a decade since the promise of COX-2 inhibitors -- drugs that relieve arthritis pain and inflammation without the gastrointestinal side effects of other painkillers -- was ... read more

College Football Linemen Face Greater Risk of Heart Problems

Nov. 10, 2015 — A study of freshman college athletes found participation in American-style football was associated with significant increases in systolic blood pressure. Although both football linemen and ... read more

White Coat and Masked Hypertension Associated With Higher Rates of Heart and Vascular Disease

Nov. 9, 2015 — Patients whose blood pressures spikes in the doctor's office but not at home, and patients whose blood pressure spikes at home but not in the doctor's office, suffer more heart attacks, ... read more

Just One Energy Drink May Boost Heart Disease Risk in Young Adults

Nov. 9, 2015 — Drinking one 16-ounce energy drink boosts blood pressure and stress hormone responses in young, healthy adults, according to a new study. These changes could conceivably trigger new cardiovascular ... read more

Cholesterol-Lowering 'Portfolio Diet' Also Reduces Blood Pressure

Nov. 7, 2015 — A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, a new study has found. The portfolio diet lowered blood pressure by an average two per cent, when compared with another diet ... read more

Guidelines First to Focus on Children With Pulmonary Hypertension

Nov. 3, 2015 — The first guidelines developed for children with pulmonary hypertension are the result of a collaboration between heart and lung experts and their review of 600 studies. The causes and treatment of ... read more

Three-Quarters of Stroke Patients in China Have Hypertension

Oct. 29, 2015 — Three-quarters of stroke patients in China have hypertension, reveals new ... read more

Medication Deintensification in Older Patients With Low HbA1c or Blood Pressure

Oct. 26, 2015 — Among older patients with diabetes whose treatment has resulted in very low hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels or blood pressure values, only 27 percent or fewer underwent medication deintensification, a ... read more

Maintaining Blood Pressure Levels Measured Before Entering OR May Improve Outcomes

Oct. 26, 2015 — When a patient arrives in the operating room (O.R.) for surgery, one of the first things a physician will do is take his or her blood pressure, a “baseline” measurement used throughout the ... read more

For Latinos, African Ancestry Adds to Risk of Glaucoma

Oct. 21, 2015 — Latinos with African ancestry are at a higher risk for high pressure within the eye, a condition that if untreated can damage the optic nerve and impair vision, according to a ... read more

Blood Pressure Medication Can't Undo All Damage

Oct. 21, 2015 — Patients on antihypertensive medications are still at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, despite controlled numbers. A new study sought to determine whether effective treatment of hypertension ... read more

Study Finds Existence of Protein in Blood Can Be Early Predictor of Kidney Disease

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new study study has identified the presence of a specific protein in the blood used to look for heart damage. This protein can be an early indicator of end-stage renal disease -- and ultimately ... read more

3D Scans Spot Earliest Signs of Heart Disease

Oct. 16, 2015 — People with high blood pressure develop changes in their hearts even before symptoms appear, new research shows. These changes are known to put people at risk of dying early, and the new work ... read more

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