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Men with certain cardiovascular risk factors may be at increased risk of peripheral artery disease
Among nearly 45,000 men who were followed up for more than two decades, those with the risk factors of smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes had an associated greater risk of developing PAD. (2012-10-23)

Nearly half of US adults with high blood pressure have it under control
Nearly half of US adults with high blood pressure reported theirs was under control by 2010. The increase in blood pressure control may be due to more use of multiple drug combinations. Older people, blacks and people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease have higher rates of high blood pressure and Mexican-Americans are least likely to take blood pressure medications. (2012-10-22)

Pulmonary hypertension deaths and hospitalizations on the rise
New research indicates an increase in the number of US deaths and hospitalizations related to pulmonary hypertension. (2012-10-22)

Pulmonary hypertension combination therapy may lead to greater disease burden
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension receiving combination therapy with intravenous PGI2 may suffer from greater disease burden compared with those receiving monotherapy or combination therapy, excluding IV PGI2. (2012-10-22)

Soccer scores a health hat trick for hypertensive men
Playing soccer (football) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure (hypertension) to improve their fitness and normalise their blood pressure, says research from Universities of Exeter and Copenhagen, and Gentofte University Hospital in Denmark, published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. (2012-10-15)

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)

1 CVD death in China every 10 seconds
Every year three million Chinese people die from cardiovascular disease and every 10 seconds there is one death from CVD in China, (2012-10-11)

UI research may help build a better drug
University of Iowa team discovers new biological pathway in blood vessel cells, which may contribute to the blood pressure-lowering effects of TZD drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes. This finding may help to develop new therapies that retain the beneficial effect of TZDs but eliminate the adverse side effects. (2012-10-09)

Poor sleep in adolescents may increase risk of heart disease
Adolescents who sleep poorly may be at risk of cardiovascular disease in later life, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2012-10-01)

Making headway on beta-blockers and sleep
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that melatonin supplementation significantly improved sleep in hypertensive patients taking beta-blockers. (2012-09-28)

Chronic kidney disease a warning sign independent of hypertension or diabetes
New research finds the presence of chronic kidney disease can be a strong indicator of the risk of death and end-stage renal disease even in patients without hypertension or diabetes (2012-09-25)

Hypertension not so simple
A recently published editorial in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, (2012-09-25)

Preterm birth of mother increases risk of pregnancy complications
Women who were born preterm are at increased risk of complications during pregnancy compared to those born at term, and the risk almost doubles for mothers born before 32 weeks, according to a study in CMAJ. (2012-09-24)

Are you unable to control your high blood pressure?
U-M selected to participate in SYMPLICITY HTN-3 study to help those whose blood pressure remains high despite treatment with three or more medications. (2012-09-24)

Wolters Kluwer Health launches Cardiovascular Endocrinology journal
Wolters Kluwer Health is pleased to announce the publication of Cardiovascular Endocrinology, a new online, peer-reviewed journal committed to fostering effective collaboration between cardiologists and endocrinologists in addressing diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and related diseases and conditions. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is the publisher of record for the journal. (2012-09-24)

Relation of poor sleep quality to resistant hypertension
For people who already have high blood pressure, insomnia can have serious consequences, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions. (2012-09-21)

Abnormal carotid arteries found in children with kidney disease
A federally funded study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that children with mild to moderate kidney disease have abnormally thick neck arteries, a condition known as carotid atherosclerosis, usually seen in older adults with a long history of elevated cholesterol and untreated hypertension. (2012-09-20)

Pioneering researcher receives Heart Association Lifetime Achievement Award
One of the first researchers to study the deadly link between cardiovascular disease and diabetes will receive an American Heart Association lifetime achievement award today at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The award presented to University of Missouri endocrinologist James Sowers, M.D., recognizes his more than 30 years of accomplishments as a physician, scientist and educator. (2012-09-20)

Obesity is major contributor to heart disease, impediment to diagnosis and treatment
Obesity is a major contributor to heart disease that substantially hinders the disease's proper diagnosis and treatment, says a cardiologist researching the impact of obesity and weight loss on the heart. With obese youth as the fastest-growing demographic group, the country's problem is only going to get worse, said Dr. Sheldon Litwin, a preventive cardiologist and Chief of the Medical College of Georgia Section of Cardiology at Georgia Health Sciences University. (2012-09-18)

More pregnant women taking high blood pressure drugs, yet safety unclear
Nearly five percent of pregnant women take high blood pressure drugs -- some that may have harmful effects -- and the number is increasing. Research is urgently needed on which antihypertensive drugs are safe during pregnancy and how to use them. (2012-09-10)

Stress prompts some to retain as much salt as eating fries
When stressed, about 30 percent of blacks hold onto too much sodium, the equivalent of eating a small order of fast food French fries or a small bag of potato chips, according to research being done by Dr. Gregory Harshfield, hypertension researcher at the Institute of Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Health Sciences University. (2012-09-07)

Even small weight gains raise blood pressure in college students
As a college student, you may be happy simply not to have gained the (2012-09-06)

Stiffening of aortic wall linked with increased risk of high blood pressure
An analysis of the relationship between several vascular function measures and blood pressure levels finds that certain measures including higher aortic stiffness were associated with a higher risk of new hypertension; however, initial blood pressure was not independently associated with risk of progressive aortic stiffening, suggesting that vascular stiffness may be a precursor rather than the result of hypertension. (2012-09-04)

Preeclampsia poses a significant long-term health risk according to new research from Ben-Gurion U.
According to the study, the BGU researchers found patients with preeclampsia had significantly higher rates of chronic hypertension diagnosed after pregnancy. Patients with preeclampsia were also more likely to be hospitalized at least once. Exposed women had .28 hospitalization per patient rate, while the non-exposed patients had a lower .23 hospitalization per patient rate. (2012-09-04)

Aging kidneys may hold key to new high blood pressure therapies
Gaining new insight to managing sodium balance and blood pressure, investigators at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy believe their work may identify future therapeutic targets to control hypertension. Their research is being funded by a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the NIH's National Institute on Aging. (2012-08-29)

Oxford University Press acquires American Journal of Hypertension
Oxford University Press today announced that the esteemed American Journal of Hypertension will be joining the publisher's journal collection. (2012-08-28)

Renal denervation treats resistant hypertension in real world patient populations
Renal denervation successfully treats patients with resistant hypertension in real world patient populations, according to a study presented at ESC Congress 2012. The findings were presented by Dr Darren Mylotte from France. (2012-08-27)

Renal denervation improves blood pressure and arterial stiffness
Renal denervation improves blood pressure and arterial stiffness in patients with therapy resistant hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2012 by Mr Klaas Franzen from the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein. (2012-08-27)

Renal sympathetic denervation improves physical and mental health in resistant hypertension
Renal sympathetic denervation improves anxiety, depression, quality of life and stress in patients with resistant hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2012 by Dr Denise Fischer from Saarland University Hospital. (2012-08-27)

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 28, 2012
This press release contains information about articles being published in the Aug. 28 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. (2012-08-27)

Renal denervation achieves significant and sustained blood pressure reduction
Renal denervation leads to significant and sustained blood pressure reduction for up to 18 months in patients with treatment resistant hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2012. (2012-08-27)

Healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of hypertension by two thirds
Healthy behaviors regarding alcohol, physical activity, vegetable intake and body weight reduce the risk of hypertension by two thirds, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today. The findings were presented by Professor Pekka Jousilahti from National Institute for Health and Welfare. (2012-08-27)

Study finds high rates of sleep apnea in women
New research has found high rates of sleep apnea in women, despite the condition usually being regarded as a disorder predominantly of males. (2012-08-15)

How a low-protein diet predisposes offspring to adulthood hypertension
The children of mothers on a low-protein diet are more likely to develop hypertension as adults, but why? New research finds that the high maternal testosterone levels associated with a low-protein diet in rats are caused by reduced activity of a testosterone inactivator, thereby allowing more testosterone to reach the fetus and increase the offspring's susceptibility to adulthood hypertension. (2012-07-25)

First results of community health campaign in Uganda for HIV and other diseases
A clinical study in a remote region of southwest Uganda has demonstrated the feasibility of using a health campaign to rapidly test a community for HIV and simultaneously offer prevention and diagnosis for a variety of other diseases in rural and resource-poor settings of sub-Saharan Africa. (2012-07-23)

Study examines use of diagnostic tests in adolescents with hypertension
A study of adolescents with hypertension enrolled in the Michigan Medicaid program suggests that guideline-recommended diagnostic tests -- echocardiograms and renal ultrasonography -- were poorly used (2012-07-23)

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)

UC Davis study finds that above-normal weight alone does not increase the short-term risk of death
An evaluation of national data by UC Davis researchers has found that extra weight is not necessarily linked with a higher risk of death. (2012-07-06)

BUSM study finds gout and hyperuricemia on the rise in the US
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that the incidence of gout and hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels) in the U.S. has risen significantly over the last 20 years and is associated with major medical disorders like hypertension and chronic kidney disease. (2012-06-26)

Too much salt may damage blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure
Eating a high-salt diet for several years is associated with markers of blood vessel damage. People who have markers of blood vessel damage and eat a high-salt diet are more likely to develop high blood pressure; Therefore, the impact of a high-salt diet is greater on this group of people. (2012-06-18)

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