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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

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SPRINT Study: Lowering Blood Pressure Lowers CVD Events

2015 29 Sep

According to a major study, lowering one type of blood pressure well below the recommended level can also lower the number of cardiovascular events and deaths among people 50 years and older with high blood pressure. This is a major finding and could impact many people, especially because one out of every three adults in the U.S. suffers from hypertension... Read more

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Eating Blueberries Linked to Blood Pressure

2015 12 Jan

Blueberries can help people control pre-hypertensive and stage 1-hypertensive blood pressure. Florida State University researchers found that daily consumption of blueberries results in dramatic reductions of systolic and diastolic blood pressure.The study was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and surveyed 48 women to... Read more

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Cardiac Risks of Childhood Malnutrition

2014 03 Jul

Severe nutritional deficiencies before the age of five, including prenatal nourishment, may irreversibly harm heart anatomy and function. Adults who experience childhood malnutrition are at an increased risk for high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. The new findings, published in the American Heart Association’s Hypertension... Read more

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The Lower Your Status, The Higher Your Risk of High Blood Pressure

2014 14 May

Social status is related to risk of high blood pressure, according to researchers from the Medical University of Vienna. Anita Rieder and Thomas Dorner from the Institute of Social Medicine in Vienna analysed international and national data on the  socio-demographic aspects of hypertension. They found that variables such as education, income, employment,... Read more

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Study: Renal Denervation Fails to Lower BP

2014 04 Apr

A recent study, presented at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington and published by the New England Journal of Medicine, has cast a doubt over therapy used in more than 80 countries and prescribed to treat hypertension that does not respond to drugs.Renal artery denervation is an intervention in which nerve connections... Read more

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