High Blood Pressure

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Men May Be at Increased Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease When They Have Certain...

Among nearly 45,000 men who were followed up for more than two decades, those with the risk factors of smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes had an associated greater risk of developing PAD.

Interfering with Vagal Nerve Activity Prevents Diabetes and Hypertension in Study

Interrupting nerve signals to the liver can prevent diabetes and hypertension in mice, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine.

High Blood Pressure Common, Undertreated in Diabetes

High blood pressure affects 71 percent of people with diabetes but few of them receive adequate treatment to achieve recommended levels, according to a new study.

Two-Drug Blood Pressure Therapy Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

An international blood pressure study comparing two single-pill drug combinations has yielded results so significant that the study has been stopped early - and the researchers say their findings might alter the way high blood pressure is treated worldwide.

New Study Shows Weight Loss Decreases ACE Enzyme That Controls Blood Pressure

New research suggests that losing even modest amounts of weight can pay off in better health.

Cardiac Stress Tests May Indicate If Blockages Will Recur After Angioplasty With Stent Implant

A nuclear cardiac stress test administered shortly after a coronary angioplasty with stent implantation may give important clues to whether the procedure was successful or whether the patient will require more procedures.

Lifestyle Changes, Blood Pressure Control are Key to Preventing Another Stroke

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke.

Working Class People Feel Greater Blood Pressure Effects From Stress

Mental stress causes a rise in blood pressure that lasts longer in lower-class workers than upper-class workers, leading to a greater risk of heart disease or stroke.

Study: Making Multiple Lifestyle Changes Is Beneficial, Achievable In Lowering High Blood Pressure

Men and women with elevated blood pressure who make healthy lifestyle changes and sustain them for up to a year and a half can substantially reduce their rates of high blood pressure and potentially decrease their heart disease risk.

Study Finds Traditional Diuretics Work Better Than Newer Medicines for Treating Hypertension

Less costly, traditional diuretics work better than newer medicines to treat high blood pressure and prevent some forms of heart disease.

Study: Lack Of Sleep Linked To Increased Risk Of High Blood Pressure

If you're middle age and sleep five or less hours a night, you may be increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure.

Children With Diet Lower In Fat And Higher In Fiber May Lower Risk For...

Study shows dietary intervention in adolescence benefits glycemic control and blood pressure long-term.
Hydrochlorothiazide Tablet Recall

Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Used for Hypertension and Edema

Unichem is recalling 25mg Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets after a report that a Clopidogrel tablet was found in a bottle of the product. It can be...

Study: Hypertension Data May Mask Racial Disparities Among Hispanics

Black Hispanics in America are suffering higher rates of hypertension than their Hispanic counterparts who are white, a new study finds.

Salt Intake Strongly Associated With Obesity

A study published in the journal "Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases" refutes the frequently repeated claims that a comprehensive salt reduction would not produce any overall health benefits, or would even increase diseases and shorten the life-span.

High Pulse Pressure Associated With Greater Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

study of dialysis patients indicates that a new way of looking at traditional blood pressure numbers may be important in determining which patients are at highest risk of dying.

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