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40% of Hypertensive Patients Not Adhering to Medication

2017 28 May

A University of Leicester-led study suggests that one in three people who suffer from high blood pressure are failing to take medicine prescribed by their doctors. Researchers examined 1,400 hypertensive patients using a novel urine test to find that non-adherence to prescribed medications was around 30-40%.  The findings are published in the journal... Read more

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors Affect Learning, Memory

2017 07 May

Exposure to cardiovascular risk factors – such as high blood pressure, elevated serum LDL-cholesterol and smoking – in childhood and adolescence is associated with poorer learning ability and memory in middle age, according to a study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology.See Also: A New Cause of High Plasma TriglyceridesThe longitudinal... Read more

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Heart Risks in Midlife Boost Risk for Later Dementia

2017 28 Feb

New research finds that heart disease risks in middle age – such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking – are associated with increased risk for dementia later in life. Keeping the vascular system healthy in midlife is really important to the health of your brain when you are older, according to researchers. The findings were presented at the American... Read more

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Study: Alarming Levels of Hypertension in the General Public

2017 09 Jan

A new study indicates that half of the Canadian public require medical attention due to high blood pressure (hypertension), however most of them are unaware of their condition or unwilling to address and manage their hypertension. The study published in the American Journal of Hypertension draws attention to the "silent" nature of hypertension and suggests... Read more

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Air Pollution and Traffic Noise Increase Risk of Hypertension

2016 31 Oct

According to a study published in the European Heart Journal, long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise is associated with a greater incidence of self-reported high blood pressure (BP).   Past research has linked exposure to air pollution and traffic noise with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Kateryna B. Fuks, University Hospital... Read more

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Do Instant Blood Pressure Apps Work?

2016 02 Mar

According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a blood pressure smartphone app delivered inaccurate results in a small study. The findings suggest that more than three quarters of people who use these apps and who have hypertensive BP levels may be getting false reassurance that their blood pressure is under control. The app - Instant... Read more

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Study: Lower CHD Risk in Minority Populations

2016 01 Feb

A ten-year study of over 1.3 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California shows that blacks, Latinos and Asians have lower risk of coronary heart disease as compared to whites. The study is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study evaluated ethnic differences in risk of CHD within a diverse population - including... Read more

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Allergy Link to Heart Disease

2015 16 Dec

A new study from Northwestern Medicine shows that children with allergic disease, especially those with asthma and hay fever, have twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol and thus are at a higher risk of heart disease at an early age. The study is published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Despite the fact that the... Read more

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3D Scans Spot Signs of Heart Disease

2015 24 Oct

Research conducted by scientists from the MRC's Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London suggests that it might be possible to recognise early signs of heart disease by examining detailed images of the heart. The research is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. People with high blood pressure develop changes in... Read more

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Adult Hypertension Can Be Identified In Childhood

2015 19 Oct

New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests people at risk of high blood pressure and other related health issues by age 38 can be identified in childhood. The research is published in the journal Hypertension. High blood pressure, often described as the silent killer, is generally treated around middle or old age since most people... Read more