Search Tag: high blood pressure

Cardiology Management

Regions-of-the-brain-damaged-by-high-blood-pressure

2023 05 Apr

High blood pressure is a prevalent condition, affecting about 30% of the global population, with another 30% showing early stages of the disease. Previous research has indicated that high blood pressure can impact cognitive function and cause long-term changes in the brain. However, the exact mechanisms through which high blood pressure damages the...Read more

Health Management

Diagnosing-initial-orthostatic-hypotension-the-race-against-sudden-blood-pressure-drops

2021 20 Oct

Initial Orthostatic Hypotension (OH) is described as a rapid and transient drop in blood pressure associated with the increased risk of falls, fractures and syncope, especially in the ageing population (Tran et al. 2021). As prevalence is high, the problem is evident, but due to limited access to reliable continuous diagnostic methods, the detection...Read more

Cardiology Management

Why-do-we-keep-ignoring-the-worlds-leading-killer

2021 01 Jun

High blood pressure is the world’s leading killer. It will kill more people than COVID-19, and, in usual circumstances, more than all infectious diseases combined. However, very little coverage or importance is given to this deadly condition, even though high blood pressure is a preventable risk factor. It can be prevented by reducing dietary sodium....Read more

Cardiology Management

Noise-hurts-the-heart

2021 02 Mar

Exposure to loud noise has long been linked to hearing loss. But noise can take a toll beyond the ears. Traffic noise, in particular, has been proven to be a physiological stressor. It is classified as the second-worst environmental stressor affecting human health. There is also significant research to show that air and road traffic noise increase...Read more

Cardiology Management

Poor-diet-top-contributor-to-heart-disease-deaths

2020 28 Oct

According to findings published in the European Heart Journal, over two-thirds of deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented with healthier diets. These findings, released on World Heart Day, highlight the importance of healthy eating.  Study authors report that the top three contributors to deaths from heart attacks and angina include...Read more

Cardiology Management

Esccongress-pure-findings-show-cv-events-are-explained-by-risk-factors

2019 04 Sep

Late breaking results from the 21-country PURE study were presented at the ESC Congress 2019 this week. The findings are published in The Lancet .  Nearly seven in ten cases of cardiovascular disease can be explained by risk factors such as high blood pressure, low education, smoking, dyslipidaemia, poor diet, abdominal obesity, strength and...Read more

Executive Health Management

Sex-gender-impacts-in-cardiovascular-disease-a-typical-presentation-of-cardiovascular-disease

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Differences in sex and gender may account for gaps in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, but at the same time, it also gives the opportunity for personalised sex and gender-specific medicine.   Typical presentations in medicine are defined in ways that health care professionals can draw on past experiences and education...Read more

Cardiology Management

Ehra2019-escape-net-study-nifedipine-increases-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-arrest

2019 27 Mar

A new study by the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) has found that a widely used heart drug, nifedipine, is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Nifedipine is often used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). But ESCAPE-NET researchers urged caution when interpreting these results,...Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart-failure-and-its-causes-still-a-lot-to-learn

2018 28 Nov

Heart failure (HF) remains a central topic in cardiology, as outlined in the most recent guidelines. Moreover, recent studies provide important insights that help us gain a better understanding of this disorder. As noted in one study, HF involves the pump function not only of the heart, but also that of the pulmonary, peripheral, and microcirculation. ...Read more

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Lifestyle-changes-can-reduce-need-for-bp-meds

2018 09 Sep

Among obese men and women with high blood pressure, lifestyle modifications could help reduce their need for antihypertensive medications, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions.   "Lifestyle modifications, including healthier eating and regular exercise, can greatly decrease...Read more

Cardiology Management

Food-insecurity-increases-kids-risk-for-high-blood-pressure

2018 07 Sep

Food insecurity – i.e., poor access to nutritional foods – is an under-recognised contributor to health disparities. New research indicates that kids who were food insecure were more likely to have high blood pressure than kids with secure access to food. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific...Read more

Cardiology Management

New-2018-european-guidelines-for-managing-arterial-hypertension

2018 13 Jun

The new 2018 European guidelines for the treatment of high blood pressure have been jointly developed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Society of Hypertension (ESH). The guidelines provide recommendations for doctors across Europe about how to diagnose high blood pressure, evaluate risk, and when and how to treat high...Read more

Cardiology Management

Number-of-adults-diagnosed-with-hypertension-to-increase-under-new-guideline

2018 30 May

A new analysis suggests that the number of U.S. adults with high blood pressure may increase by 31 million and the number of adults recommended for antihypertensive treatment would grow by 11 million under the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension guideline. The 2017 guideline defines high blood pressure...Read more

Cardiology Management

New-guidelines-for-reducing-stroke-risk-in-women

2018 14 Feb

New guidelines for preventing stroke in women have been released by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The guidelines outline stroke risks unique to women and provide evidence-based recommendations. “If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones,...Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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 Triglycerides...Read more

Cardiology Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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...Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

ICU Management

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

Cardiology Management

Diet-and-blood-pressure-vegetarians-have-lower-bp

2014 25 Feb

In a recent study published online in the JAMA Internal Medicine issue of February 24, a team of researchers led by Yoko Yokoyama, PhD, MPH, of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan, has found a link between a vegetarian diet and lower blood pressure. As the development of hypertension is influenced by factors such...Read more