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.
A breakfast of Egg McMuffin and hash browns may taste good, but its high-fat, high-carbohydrate content wreaks havoc in the body's blood vessels.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that adults with high blood pressure or high cholesterol be screened for Type 2 diabetes.
A recent study has shown that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, including conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes,...
Interrupting nerve signals to the liver can prevent diabetes and hypertension in mice, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine.
People with prehypertension are at much higher risk of heart attack and heart disease, according to a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
The number of Americans who are hospitalized for stroke continues to increase, but the death rate is declining, according to a recent report.
Black Hispanics in America are suffering higher rates of hypertension than their Hispanic counterparts who are white, a new study finds.
A new study reveals that the prevalence of hypertension in older Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest region of the United States has increased in the last decade.
Not only does high blood pressure adversely affect mental functioning, but the correlation appears to be stronger among African-Americans than among whites, researchers report.
Daily consumption of whole grains has been associated in a number of studies with reductions in risk for ischemic stroke, coronary artery disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Study shows maintaining a healthy weight in children may be one good way for them to keep a healthy blood lipid profile and grow up with a happy heart.
Reducing the amount of sodium in a person's diet does not increase blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Women with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk for developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).
While beta-blockers and diuretics have long been used to treat patients with hypertension, Hispanic patients appear to benefit from a tailor-made strategy that includes other medications, particularly calcium antagonists and angiotensin-converting, or ACE, inhibitors.
GPs should not make decisions about treating patients with hypertension based on high readings of blood pressure they have taken, finds a study in this week's BMJ.