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HIV causes structural heart disease
The findings support the introduction of cardiovascular screening in all HIV patients, particularly those with a positive blood viral load. (2013-12-11)

GPs pay for performance targets on blood pressure have no impact
Targets set for GPs to improve the care of patients with high blood pressure have had no impact, according to a new study published on bmj.com today. (2011-01-25)

Sustained blood pressure treatment lowers dementia risk in elderly
Maintaining high blood pressure treatment may reduce the risk of dementia in old age, researchers reported in the rapid access issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2006-04-06)

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 4, 2006
Three articles look at how well Americans and their doctors are controlling chronic diseases: (2006-04-03)

Heart disease warning at age 18
Elevated blood pressure as young as age 18 is a warning sign of heart disease developing later in life and the time to begin prevention, according to a large national study. That's decades earlier than clinicians and patients generally start thinking about heart disease risk. The 25-year study is the first to identify different long-term patterns of blood pressure levels from ages 18 to 55 and resulting cardiovascular risk. (2014-02-04)

Lungs' pressure needn't threaten heart transplant survival
Heart surgeons at Johns Hopkins say people who need heart transplants can largely avoid transplant failure due to elevated blood pressure in their lungs with the help of proper drug treatment. (2007-11-06)

Seniors in Medicare's doughnut hole decrease use of meds
Beneficiaries with Medicare Part D who reach the (2009-02-03)

Good nutrition starts early!
You are what you eat, as the old saying goes. Maybe so, but increasingly researchers are finding that you are also what your mother ate -- maternal nutrition has profound consequences on the health of offspring. (2008-04-14)

Early treatment with blood pressure meds may reduce hypertension
Patients experiencing high normal blood pressure (HNBP), a precursor to hypertension, may benefit from early treatment with pharmacological therapy, according to new research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 55th Annual Scientific Session. HNBP, often referred to as (2006-03-14)

Poor fitness in young adults associated with eventual development of cardiovascular problems
Poor fitness in young adults is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life, according to a study in the December 17 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2003-12-16)

Gout prevalence swells in US over last 2 decades
A new study shows the prevalence of gout in the US has risen over the last twenty years and now affects 8.3 million Americans. Prevalence of increased uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) also rose, affecting 43.3 million adults in the US. Greater frequency of obesity and hypertension may be associated with the jump in prevalence rates according to the findings now available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology. (2011-07-28)

European Journal of Heart Failure publishes new randomized controlled clinical study of RESPeRATE
InterCure Ltd., a medical device company publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: INCR), today announced that European Journal of Heart Failure, a peer reviewed medical journal of the European Society of Cardiology, published the results of a 72-patients, randomized, controlled study which demonstrated that device-guided respiratory modulation with RESPeRATE applied at the home setting can significantly relieve symptoms of heart failure in elderly patients. (2011-09-28)

Popular hypertension drugs linked to worse heart health in blacks compared to whites
Drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks and strokes, are associated with significantly worse cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive African Americans compared to whites, according to a new comparative effectiveness research study led by researchers in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2015-09-15)

Testosterone replacement therapy: How safe for aging men?
Testosterone supplements have been used by aging men to improve their muscle mass, bone strength, libido and quality of life. The cardiovascular effects of chronic testosterone treatment in aging males are largely unknown, and the safety of testosterone replacement has not been evaluated. A team of researchers has been using an animal model to investigate potential links between testosterone supplements and cardiovascular and renal disease. (2007-08-08)

Hypertension in young adults shows long-term heart risks
Otherwise healthy young people with high systolic blood pressure over 140 are at greater risk for future artery stiffening linked to an increased risk of stroke as well as possible damage to the kidneys and brain, new research shows. (2017-05-19)

Fusion protein holds promise for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension
In a paper published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers illuminate the underlying biological pathways that may lead to vessel destruction in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Their results provide a biological explanation for why proteins called activins and growth and differentiation factors (GDFs) might contribute to pulmonary vascular disease, and provide an explanation of how the activin/GDF-blocking drug sotatercept, currently in clinical trials, may help treat patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. (2020-07-21)

Exposure to vitamin D in the womb might minimize risk of high blood pressure for children born to mothers with preeclampsia
Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called preeclampsia during pregnancy--but this adverse association may be reduced or even eliminated for children who were exposed to higher levels of vitamin D in the womb. (2020-10-05)

Higher consumption of potatoes may increase risk of hypertension
In a new study, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have found that a higher intake of potatoes and French fries may be associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. (2016-05-17)

Lowering blood pressure doesn't prevent cognitive impairment, dementia
Lowering blood pressure does not appear to prevent cognitive or dementia-related disorders, a desired effect in light of the large number of elderly adults who suffer from both cognitive impairment and hypertension. (2006-05-23)

Salt gets under your skin
It's time to expand the models for blood pressure regulation, according to clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Titze and his colleagues have identified a new cast of cells and molecules that function in the skin to control sodium balance and blood pressure. (2013-06-03)

Study: Insomnia linked to hypertension
People with insomnia may now have one more thing to keep them up at night: an increased likelihood of developing hypertension, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study will be presented Tuesday, June 12, at the Sleep 2012 Conference in Boston. (2012-06-06)

New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments
New evidence of how the elevated glucose levels that occur in diabetes damage blood vessels may lead to novel strategies for blocking the destruction, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. (2009-05-11)

IMPACT results show potential cancer treatment
Dr. Neal Shore presented for the first time in Europe the updated results of the study (2010-04-18)

Gastric bypass bests banding for weight loss, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol control
Gastric bypass surgery has better outcomes than gastric banding for long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels, according to a new review by UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons of nearly 30 long-term studies comparing the two types of bariatric procedures. (2014-09-25)

Beta-blockers for high blood pressure - ongoing debate
Khan and McAlister question the findings of a recently published meta-analysis by Lindholm and colleagues, which reported an increased stroke risk with the use of beta-blockers. (2006-06-05)

Common steroid shows promise in healing damaged newborn lungs
Research from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago conducted in mice shows the drug hydrocortisone -- a steroid commonly used to treat a variety of inflammatory and allergic conditions -- can also prevent lung damage that often develops in premature babies treated with oxygen. (2016-04-25)

Impact of AF on stroke risk eliminated with multiple risk factors
Patients with five or more risk factors have the same stroke risk as patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Christine Benn Christiansen from Denmark. The study included data on more than 4 million patients from Danish registries over a 10 year period. (2013-08-31)

Penn Medicine researchers zero in on psoriasis-hypertension link
Patients with more severe psoriasis are also more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, according to new research by a team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Through a cross-sectional study using information collected from a medical records database, the results provide further evidence of a strong link between psoriasis and hypertension. Full results are now available in JAMA Dermatology. (2014-10-15)

Researchers suggest playing American Football may be a risk factor for hypertension
As National Football League playoff games are underway, a new article published in the 'Hypotheses' section of the January 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that the toll the sport takes on players' bodies extends beyond head trauma and damage to limbs and joints. The trauma and damage associated with football participation may also be linked to elevations in blood pressure through immune system activation and inflammation. (2016-01-11)

New hypertension guidelines offer practical, clinical information for doctors and patients around the globe
High blood pressure affects approximately one billion people worldwide. Because of this epidemic, The American Society of Hypertension Inc. and the International Society of Hypertension announce the creation of first-of-their-kind guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Hypertension: (2013-12-17)

UC Davis study links low wages with hypertension, especially for women and younger workers
Workers earning the lowest wages have a higher risk of hypertension than workers with the highest wages, according to new research from UC Davis. (2013-01-03)

The adult generations of today are less healthy than their counterparts of previous generations
Despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are less (2013-04-10)

Common hypertension drugs can raise blood pressure in certain patients
Commonly prescribed drugs used to lower blood pressure can actually have the opposite effect -- raising blood pressure in a statistically significant percentage of patients. A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that doctors could avoid this problem -- and select drugs most suitable for their patients -- by measuring blood levels of the enzyme renin through a blood test that is becoming more widely available. The study appears in the online edition of the American Journal of Hypertension. (2010-08-18)

Racial disparities in risk of stroke
In a Correspondence in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers led by Susan Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, explore the impact of efforts to reduce risk factors for stroke in black patients. (2017-05-24)

High blood pressure surprisingly common in female college athletes
Nearly half of a cohort of female athletes at two US universities were found to have higher than normal blood pressure levels, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-18)

High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure
People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents' diet. (2020-10-21)

Researchers use 'voice recognition' program to count bats
Researchers here have shown that computer technology can be used to help estimate how many bats are in an area, simply by analyzing recorded bat calls. Researchers used a computerized neural network that differentiates between the distinct vocal patterns of individual bats. (1999-10-28)

UGA study shows why hypertension increases damage to eyes of diabetic patients
Hypertension frequently coexists in patients with diabetes. A new University of Georgia study shows why the co-morbid conditions can result in impaired vision. (2012-07-12)

Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea improves blood pressure in men
A new study suggests that when prescribed by physicians in routine practice and used appropriately by patients, treatment for obstructive sleep apnea could reduce blood pressure in men with hypertension. (2012-10-12)

Community-wide CVD prevention programs linked with improved health outcomes
In a rural Maine county, sustained, community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40 year period (1970-2010) compared with the rest of the state, with substantial improvements seen for hypertension and cholesterol control and smoking cessation, according to a study in the Jan. 13 issue of JAMA. (2015-01-13)

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