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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Higher Fluctuations in Blood Pressure Linked to Brain Function Decline

May 23, 2016 — Fluctuations in blood pressure readings over a five-year period resulted in faster declines in brain and cognitive function among older adults. Controlling this blood pressure instability may be a ... read more

Antihypertensive Effect of Fermented Milk Products Under the Microscope

May 23, 2016 — Over the past decade, interest has been rising in fermented dairy foods that promote health and could potentially prevent diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure). Functional dairy ... read more

No Benefit from Addition of Aliskiren to 'Gold Standard' ACE Inhibitor

Apr. 4, 2016 — In one of the largest trials ever conducted in patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction -- a measure of the heart's ability to pump blood -- the investigational drug ... read more

Anabolic Steroid Abuse Is Associated With Increased Systolic Hypertension Risk

Apr. 4, 2016 — Anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) abuse is associated with severe blood pressure (BP) increase and hypertension, new research ... read more

Researchers Find 'Simple' Methods to Prevent Heart Attacks and Stroke Worldwide

Apr. 2, 2016 — Three studies involving 228 centers looking at the effects of the three treatments in people at intermediate risk of, but without, clinical heart disease have recently been ... read more

Vascular Brain Injury Evident in People in Their 40s

Mar. 28, 2016 — For the first time, a large study has shown that people as young as their 40s have stiffening of the arteries that is associated with subtle structural damage to the brain that is implicated in ... read more

PTSD May Affect Blood Vessel Health in Veterans

Mar. 23, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder may decrease the ability of blood vessels to dilate, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke in veterans. Traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, ... read more

New Tool to Improve Blood Pressure Measurement

Mar. 21, 2016 — A new prediction model has been developed that uses three separate blood pressure readings taken in a single consultation and basic patient characteristics to give an adjusted blood pressure reading ... read more

Potential New Therapeutic Target for Hypertension May Offer Less Side Effects

Mar. 14, 2016 — The recent discovery of a molecule that rescues damaged blood vessels, yet preserves healthy vessels, could serve as a springboard for a new pharmaceutical therapy with fewer side effects for ... read more

Beta-Blockers Could Reduce the Risk of COPD Exacerbations

Mar. 14, 2016 — Beta-blockers could be used to reduce the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, according to new ... read more

First Transcatheter Implant for Diastolic Heart Failure Evaluated

Feb. 25, 2016 — For the first time in the U.S., a clinical trial is underway that’s evaluating a device designed to treat diastolic heart failure, with the first patient enrolled in the randomized, blinded ... read more

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment May Harm People With Diabetes

Feb. 24, 2016 — People with diabetes often have high blood pressure and an increased cardiovascular risk. They are therefore often recommended more intensive blood pressure lowering treatment that non-diabetics. ... read more

Binge Drinking Dangerous for Young Adults

Feb. 19, 2016 — Having an occasional drink is fine, but 'binge' drinking is a known health hazard and now high blood pressure may need to be added to the list of possible consequences. Young adults in ... read more

Untreated High Blood Pressure Significantly Increases Risk of Bleeding Stroke

Feb. 18, 2016 — Untreated high blood pressure significantly increased the risk of a bleeding stroke, compared to patients without high blood pressure, regardless of race. Even when high blood pressure was treated, ... read more

Taking a Closer Look at So-Called 'Adherent' Patients

Feb. 15, 2016 — Patients defined automatically as “adherent” by dint of their collecting their prescriptions each month are not necessarily any better than their “non-adherent” peers at actually taking their ... read more

Hypertensive Women With Physically Demanding Jobs at Three Times Risk of Heart Disease

Feb. 14, 2016 — Hypertensive women with highly active jobs have a nearly three times higher risk of ischaemic heart disease than women with normal blood pressure and moderately active jobs, according to new ... read more

Renal Denervation Helps to Bring Drug-Resistant Hypertension Under Control, Rat Study Shows

Feb. 9, 2016 — Most clinical studies have shown that renal denervation—a procedure that disrupts the nerves in the kidneys and prevents them from relaying signals—can treat drug-resistant hypertension, although ... read more

Circadian Misalignment Helps Explain Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Feb. 8, 2016 — New research may help explain why shift work increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. The study finds that short-term circadian misalignment, resulting from a rapid 12-hour inversion of the ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — In the face of a disrupted circadian rhythm, a low-salt diet and a hormone known to constrict blood vessels have the same unhealthy result: elevated resting blood pressure and vascular disease, ... read more

Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy Increase Risk for High Blood Pressure After Delivery

Jan. 29, 2016 — Women who are diagnosed with hypertensive disorders while pregnant are more than twice as likely to develop high blood pressure in the first year after delivery as women who did not have any ... read more

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