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New Cause Discovered for Arterial Stiffness

2015 17 May

A team of scientists at the University of Missouri have determined that smooth muscle cells are a primary contributing factor to vascular stiffness, one of the major causes of hypertension. Vascular stiffness is an important component of hypertension in ageing adults.  There is a 90 percent risk of developing hypertension due to ageing in both men... Read more

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Non-Primary Care Settings Can Improve Detection of Hypertension

2015 17 Mar

According to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension , expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients of hypertension and could also lead to better management and control of this health condition.  Researchers at Kaiser Permanente examined the health records of 1,076,000 patients... Read more

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Study: Heavy Drinking in Midlife Ups Stroke Risk by 34%

2015 04 Feb

Although high blood pressure and diabetes are known to raise the risk of stroke, a longitudinal study has shown that, for middle-aged adults, heavy drinking may be one factor that increases this risk even more. Researchers found that consuming more than two alcoholic drinks a day during middle age raises the risk of stroke by more than a third. Their... Read more

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Young Adults Ups CVD Risk

2015 04 Feb

Researchers have found that sustained isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in young and middle-aged adults increased their risk of dying from cardiovascular causes later in life. ISH is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg when diastolic blood pressure is less than 90 mm Hg. Their analysis based on outcomes from 18-... 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... Read more

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Experts: Heart Patients To Avoid Rush Hour Traffic

2014 11 Dec

In a paper published this week in the European Heart Journal, heart patients have been advised to avoid being outside during rush hour traffic. The paper was written by experts from the European Society of Cardiology and focuses on air pollution and cardiovascular disease. The authors also recommend decreasing the use of fossil fuels. According... Read more

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Study: Obesity Fuels Silent Heart Damage

2014 28 Nov

New research has found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road. The findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure , challenge the current belief that much of the cardiovascular disease amongst overweight people is caused... Read more

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ESC 2014: Childhood Obesity and Hypertension

2014 03 Sep

According to a new study from Germany discussed in a Moderated Poster session at the ESC Congress 2014 in Barcelona, obese youngsters as defined by adiposity have nearly a six-fold greater risk of hypertension as compared to those of normal weight.  The new study used body fat distribution to assess the impact of childhood body weight. 22,051... Read more

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Self-Management Can Improve Blood Pressure

2014 26 Aug

According to a new study published in JAMA, a program comprised of patients measuring their blood pressure and adjusting their antihypertensive medication resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at twelve months as compared to those who received the usual care. The patients included in the program were those suffering from hypertension and at high... 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