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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Triglycerides... 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... 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... 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... Read more