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Cardiology Management

People with untreated white coat hypertension more likely to die from heart disease

2019 12 Jun

White coat hypertension, a condition in which a patient's blood pressure readings are higher when taken at the doctor's office compared to other settings, was originally attributed to the anxiety patients might experience during medical appointments. However, over the years, research has suggested the elevated readings might be a sign of underlying... Read more

Cardiology Management

7 steps to a heart-healthy lifestyle

2019 04 Apr

The 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease were released at the recent ACC annual scientific meeting in New Orleans. The guidelines focus on the importance of adhering to a heart-healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy diet while maintaining a physically... Read more

Cardiology Management

Morning exercise, breaks in sitting improve BP control

2019 06 Mar

A new study involving 67 overweight/obese adults (ages 55 to 80 years) provides further evidence of how important regular, even small amounts of exercise are for an individual's overall health. In this study, walking briskly for 30 minutes in the morning led to an improvement in blood pressure (BP) as the benefit of exercise is sustained for several... Read more

Executive Health Management

State-of-the-art syncope assessment

2019 22 Feb

Aspects & challenges - Approaches & tools Head-up-tilt testing (HUTT) and autonomic function testing are essential diagnostic procedures in syncope assessment. With the advent of unique innovative methods to noninvasively monitor beat-to-beat blood pressure, cardiac output, total peripheral resistance as well as autonomic regulation, highly efficient... Read more

Cardiology Management

Church-based lifestyle programme lowers blood pressure

2018 10 Oct

Previous studies have reported on the usefulness of faith-based interventions in increasing cancer screening, reducing weight and promoting healthy eating habits among churchgoers. Now, a faith-based approach to changing lifestyle has been effective in managing blood pressure among black Americans, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular... Read more

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Wearable patch uses ultrasound to track blood pressure inside the body

2018 19 Sep

Researchers have combined wireless and ultrasound technologies to develop a wearable patch that can monitor blood pressure (BP) in arteries deep beneath the skin. This ultrasound patch provides an easy way to help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. A team of researchers led by the University of California... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: BMI is positively associated with blood pressure

2018 22 Aug

There is a positive correlation between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, according to data from a large ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women. In individuals who were not taking an antihypertensive medication, researchers observed an increase of 0.8 to 1.7 mm Hg (kg/m2) in blood pressure per additional unit of BMI. These findings... Read more

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SPRINT MIND Study: blood pressure treatment reduces risk of dementia

2018 01 Aug

High blood pressure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Now, results from the U.S. government-funded SPRINT MIND Study show that aggressive lowering of systolic blood pressure is not only good for the heart – it can also help keep the brain healthier. "This is the first randomised clinical trial to demonstrate a reduction... Read more

Cardiology Management

#ESC17: Ibuprofen Linked to Blood Pressure Increase in High-Risk Patients

2017 31 Aug

According to late-breaking results from the PRECISION-ABPM study (Prospective Randomised Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety versus Ibuprofen or Naproxen Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement) which was presented during a Hot Line Clinical Trial at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017, Ibuprofen is associated with increased... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Low-dose Combos of Blood Pressure Meds Promising

2017 06 Jun

Hypertension is a worldwide epidemic that even small improvements in management can have a large impact on public health. While a new study shows that quarter-dose combinations of blood pressure lowering medications may be effective in treating hypertension, researchers say more data are needed before this kind of therapy can be recommended more widely.... Read more