High Blood Pressure

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Diuretics Effective For People With Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

In people with diabetes, diuretics work as well as ACE-inhibitors and calcium channel blockers in protecting against heart attack and improving survival, and offer more protection against congestive heart failure.

Exercise, Not Diet, May Be Best Defense Against Heart Disease

Despite widespread attention to diet, calorie intake may not be a major factor in causing death by heart disease.

Scientists Report New Findings on the Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke

Research findings released today at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) annual meeting shed new light on the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

World’s Largest Cholesterol-Lowering Trial Reveals Massive Benefits for High-Risk Patients

Around a third of all heart attacks and strokes can be avoided in people at risk of vascular disease by using statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – irrespective of the person’s age or sex, and even if their cholesterol levels do not seem high.

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.

Top Number Too High in Blood Pressures of People Over Age Fifty

In one of the largest analyses of its kind, researchers found that most middle-aged and older individuals with high blood pressure have a form of the disease in which their systolic pressure – the top number in a blood pressure reading – is too high, according to a study in the March issue of Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

American Heart Association Updates Heart Attack, Stroke Prevention Guidelines

To avert a first heart attack or stroke, physicians should routinely assess patients' general risk of cardiovascular disease beginning at age 20, according to new American Heart Association recommendations.

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.

Medicare Beneficiaries with Multiple Chronic Conditions 99 Times More Likely To be Hospitalized

Medicare beneficiaries with four or more chronic conditions such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, or hypertension are 99 times more likely to experience one or more potentially preventable hospitalizations than those without a chronic condition.

Babies Fond of Salt Have Higher Blood Pressure, a Grandparent with Hypertension

Within three days of birth some babies exhibit a unique response to salty taste – and the response is strongest in babies who have at least one grandparent with a history of hypertension.

Fitness Level May Predict Women’s Hypertension Risk

A woman's physical fitness level may mitigate the effect of stress on her risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a new study.

Risk of Using Rasilez with Certain Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs

Researchers have published the first detailed figures showing the risk of using the prescription drug Rasilez in combination with certain other blood pressure-lowering medications.

Lowering Blood Pressure Doesn’t Prevent Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Lowering blood pressure does not appear to prevent cognitive or dementia-related disorders, a desired effect in light of the large number of elderly adults who suffer from both cognitive impairment and hypertension.

New P.E. Study Demonstrates Vigorous Exercise Can Lower Adolescents’ Body Fat, Blood Pressure

By cutting the time adolescents spend standing around in school physical education classes and boosting the amount of exercise they do, experts have shown they can control the children's body fat and lower their blood pressure.

Dieting and Medication May Reduce High Blood Pressure

Adults with hypertension may be able to lower their weight and their blood pressure by following a weight-loss diet or using the medication orlistat.
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...

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