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July 31, 2016

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July 31, 2016

Many Elderly Are Prescribed Antihypertensive Medication Despite Having Low Blood Pressure

July 5, 2016 — According to a new study a significant proportion of patients over 70 remain on antihypertensive medication despite having low blood pressure. This, the study argues, has a significant effect on ... read more

ADHD Medication Linked to Slightly Increased Risk of Heart Rhythm Problems

May 31, 2016 — Use of methylphenidate in children and young people with ADHD is associated with a slightly increased risk of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) shortly after the start of treatment, suggests new ... read more

High Blood Pressure Linked to Short-, Long-Term Exposure to Some Air Pollutants

May 31, 2016 — High blood pressure was associated with short-term and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with the burning/combustion of fossil fuels, dust and dirt, a new study shows. ... read more

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

Are Childhood Stroke Outcomes Associated With BP, Blood Glucose, Temperature?

May 23, 2016 — Infarct (tissue damage) volume and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) were associated with poor neurological outcomes after childhood stroke but hypertension and fever were not, according to a new ... read more

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

May 19, 2016 — Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according to ... read more

Research Suggests New Contributor to Heart Disease

May 18, 2016 — Medical professionals have long known that the buildup of plaque in arteries can cause them to narrow and harden, potentially leading to a whole host of health problems -- including heart attack, ... read more

High Blood Pressure Linked to Vascular Dementia

May 18, 2016 — High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing the second most common form of dementia, according to a new study. The medical records of more than four million people were ... read more

High Blood Pressure Lowers Significantly After Drinking Tart Montmorency Cherry Juice

May 5, 2016 — Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research. This reduction is comparable to the ... read more

Gene Therapy Halts Pulmonary Hypertension Progression in Large Animal Pre-Clinical Study

Apr. 28, 2016 — Scientists have used a novel gene therapy to halt the progression of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure in the lung blood vessels that is linked to heart ... read more

Blood Pressure Targets for Individuals With Kidney Disease Should Consider Patients' Age

Apr. 22, 2016 — Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce High Blood Pressure Risk After Gestational Diabetes

Apr. 19, 2016 — Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes, according to a ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — The findings of an analysis of more than 3,000 people in Scotland who each had blood pressure measurements taken from both arms, has been released. Results highlight the importance of routinely ... read more

The Down Side of Your Sweet and Salty Addiction: Rapid Onset High Blood Pressure?

Apr. 5, 2016 — High levels of fructose similar to amounts consumed within the American diet may predispose individuals to fast-onset, salt-sensitive hypertension, according to new ... 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

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