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Traditional Chinese Medicine Benefits Heart Disease Patients

2017 18 Jun

According to a state of the art review paper, traditional Chinese medicine may be effective as a complement or alternative to traditional Western medicine for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease. The paper is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Despite significant advances in Western medicine for the treatment... Read more

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How Reliable Are Home Blood Pressure Monitors

2017 12 Jun

A Canadian study finds that 70 percent of readings from home blood pressure monitors are unacceptably inaccurate. UAlberta researchers tested dozens of home monitors and found they weren't accurate within five mmHg about 70 percent of the time. The devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time.The findings, published in the American... 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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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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Statins in Older Adults' Primary Cardiovascular Prevention

2017 23 May

New research shows there was no benefit of a statin for all-cause mortality or coronary heart disease events when a statin was started for primary prevention in older adults with hypertension and moderately high cholesterol. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, analysed data from older adults in the Lipid-Lowering Trial (LLT) component of... Read more

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Fixed Combination Conference 2017

2017 17 Jan

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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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Hypertension and Dementia: Current Evidence, Future Directions

2016 31 Oct

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association, which has been recently published in the journal Hypertension, shows that high blood pressure (BP) in middle age is associated with impaired cognition and is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.   Previous research provides consistent evidence that chronic arterial hypertension during middle... 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 identified... Read more

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Resistant Hypertension Jeopardises Sleep Apnoea Patients' Heart Health

2016 19 Jul

Findings of a new study shows that patients with resistant hypertension despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive drugs of different classes had a higher rate of sleep apnoea as compared to those without resistant hypertension. The study was conducted with 470,386 hypertensive individuals. Patients with resistant hypertension and with sleep apnoea... Read more