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Successful interventions in hypertension control can be adapted for low-resource settings

2018 18 Jul

Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure (or hypertension) that puts them at higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, and death. While medication and diet can help lower blood pressure, it's worth noting that more than half of all Americans with hypertension don't have the condition under control.  A few integrated healthcare... 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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Poor validity of GPs' heart failure diagnoses?

2018 10 Apr

A new systematic review of pooled data of 196,105 patients with heart failure (HF) has confirmed a phenotype of older women with hypertension rather than ischaemic heart disease as the predominant HF population in general practice. Interestingly, the review found five main approaches to identifying patients with HF in general practice. "The majority... Read more

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BP monitoring that suits the needs of patients

2018 30 Jan

Both hypotension and hypertension can potentially impair the function of vital organs such as heart, brain, or kidneys, thus monitoring of arterial blood pressure (BP) is a mainstay of haemodynamic monitoring in acutely or critically ill patients. Arterial BP can either be obtained invasively via an arterial catheter or noninvasively. While intermittent... Read more

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Low-salt, DASH diet as effective as drugs for hypertension

2017 28 Nov

Both low-sodium and the heart-healthy DASH diets have long been known to prevent or lower high blood pressure. A new study shows that combining the two diets substantially lowers systolic blood pressure – the top number in a blood pressure test – especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings. Results of the randomised clinical trial... Read more

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Heart attack patients using inefficient coping methods for stress?

2017 24 Oct

Stress is a leading risk factor for heart disease and hypertension, which can impact a patient's quality of life. To deal with their stress, patients with a history of heart attack tend to use emotion-focused coping strategies such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease often employ problem-focused... Read more

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#ESC17: Ibuprofen Linked to Blood Pressure Increase in High-Risk Patients

2017 31 Aug

According to late-breaking results from the PRECISION-ABPM study (Prospective Randomised Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety versus Ibuprofen or Naproxen Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement) which was presented during a Hot Line Clinical Trial at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017, Ibuprofen is associated with increased... Read more

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Higher BMI Increases Risk of CHD, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes

2017 06 Jul

New findings confirm previous evidence that higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes. The study is published in JAMA Cardiology. Previously conducted observational studies have already established a connection between higher BMI and... Read more

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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