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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 2015

More Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Found to Reduce Heart Disease, Save Lives

Sep. 18, 2015 — A landmark clinical trial is underway, and has found that a more intensive management of high blood pressure reduces heart disease rates and saves ... read more

Exercise Is Safe, Improves Quality of Life for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients, Study Shows

Sep. 2, 2015 — Exercise training for patients with pulmonary hypertension was shown to be safe and to improve quality of life, according to an analysis of studies involving more than 400 ... read more

Inadequate Blood Pressure Control Linked With Increased Risk of Recurrence of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Sep. 1, 2015 — Survivors of an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH; a type of hemorrhagic stroke in which bleeding occurs directly into the brain) who had inadequate blood pressure (BP) control during follow-up had a ... read more

Half-Dose Combo of Common Diuretics a 'Win-Win' for Hypertension

Aug. 31, 2015 — The combination of two commonly used diuretics, each at half dose, can significantly reduce blood pressure without the side-effects caused by full doses of either alone, researchers have ... read more

Spironolactone 'a Clear Winner' for Resistant Hypertension

Aug. 31, 2015 — In patients with poor blood pressure control despite treatment with a combination of three drugs (‘resistant hypertension’), addition of the diuretic spironolactone was significantly more ... read more

Lcz696 Targets Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness

Aug. 31, 2015 — The combination drug valsartan/sacubitril known as LCZ696 significantly reduced aortic systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure compared to the standard angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension.The 12-year study in more than 1,200 patients found ... read more

Depression and Extremes of Blood Pressure Predict Highest Rates of Harmful Vascular Events

Aug. 29, 2015 — Depressive symptoms and extremes of blood pressure predict the highest rates of harmful vascular events in patients with existing heart disease, diabetes or stroke, according to new ... read more

Women With Hypertension in Pregnancy and Their Siblings Face Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Aug. 27, 2015 — High blood pressure during pregnancy is a risk factor for future hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but it’s not clear if this increased risk is because these women are more likely to have a ... read more

New Approach to Tackling Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure Shows Significant Results

Aug. 26, 2015 — Scientists have successfully improved blood pressure control among patients with severe intolerance to antihypertensive medication -- by using medicines in unconventional ways and treating patients ... read more

Common ‘heart Attack’ Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension

Aug. 26, 2015 — Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on ... read more

Heart Medications That Target Stress May Help Prolong Survival in Women With Ovarian Cancer

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new analysis of patient records indicates that certain drugs taken to improve heart health may also have anti-cancer ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers have found. This work is the first to scientifically ... read more

Adrenals Run Amok: Discovery Could Aid Precision Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Aug. 12, 2015 — Each of your kidneys wears a little yellow cap that helps keep blood pressure in check, and much more. But in some people, it starts running amok, pumping out a hormone that sends blood pressure ... read more

Pulmonary Hypertension: Growing Problem in US Children

Aug. 12, 2015 — A review of 15 years' worth of data in a national pediatric medical database has documented a substantial increase in the rate of hospitalizations for children with a form of high blood pressure ... read more

Projected Benefits of High Blood Pressure Treatment in China

Aug. 4, 2015 — An expanded program of treatment for hypertension could prevent about 800,000 cardiovascular disease events every year in China, according to a modeling study. The predictions of this simulation ... read more

Pharmacists Help Patients With Hypertension

July 30, 2015 — Patients with hypertension benefit from interacting with a medical team that includes a pharmacist. Two studies showed pharmacist-included care teams delivered more hands-on and tailored medication ... read more

The Result of Eating Too Much Salt Can Be Measured in Blood Pressure

July 29, 2015 — Eating too much salt long term or gradually increasing salt consumption over time both significantly raise the risk of developing high blood pressure. A study of adults with normal blood pressure in ... read more

Big Data Gives New Insight Into Blood Pressure Reduction Role of Commonly Prescribed Drug

July 28, 2015 — A drug commonly prescribed to conserve potassium in the blood also significantly lowers blood pressure when taken in conjunction with a diuretic frequently prescribed to patients with hypertension, a ... read more

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial for Rare Lung Disease

July 20, 2015 — Promising results are coming out of the first clinical trial in the world of a genetically-enhanced stem cell therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension. This rare and deadly disease mainly affects ... read more

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