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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

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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

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#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

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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

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Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Beneficial for Heart Muscle

2017 27 May

A new study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Bapist Medical Center shows that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in hypertensive patients can reduce the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). The study is published in the journal Circulation. Elsayed Z. Soliman, MD, lead author of the study and director of the epidemiological cardiology... Read more

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Yoga Lowers BP in Patients with Prehypertension

2016 13 Dec

A new study shows yoga can reduce blood pressure in patients with prehypertension. Researchers in India, where yoga has been part of traditional culture, assessed the impact of hatha yoga on blood pressure in 60 patients with prehypertension who were otherwise healthy. Their findings were presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological... Read more

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Study: Secondary Prevention of Acute Myocardial Infarction 'Suboptimal'

2016 28 Nov

Secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) aims to reduce recurrence, decrease morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life. However, results of a new cohort study in Sweden indicate "the failure" of secondary prevention in daily clinical practice and high rate of non-fatal adverse cardiovascular events two years after AMI. The... Read more

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Blood Pressure Control May Prevent Over 100,000 Deaths

2016 20 Nov

According to findings from a new study presented at ASN Kidney Week November 15-20 November 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, intensive blood pressure lowering may prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) trial, the largest study of its kind, was conducted with more than... Read more

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New Anti-Hypertensive Treatment Strategy

2016 06 Sep

Researchers at the University of Bristol could be eyeing the first new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy in more than 15 years. The research is titled “Purinergic receptors in the carotid body as a new drug target for controlling hypertension,” and is published in Nature Medicine . The Bristol research team and Afferent Pharmaceuticals have... Read more