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Home blood pressure monitoring improves control
Patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) who monitor their blood pressure at home have better control of their condition, according to a new study available on (2004-06-10)
Systolic and diastolic blood pressures together more useful for predicting cardiovascular risk
Individuals with diastolic blood pressure under 70 mm Hg coupled with an elevated systolic blood pressure may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke than indicated by the systolic blood pressure values alone, according to a UC Irvine study. (2009-02-18)
Blood Vessel Troubles May Lead To High Blood Pressure
Blood vessel abnormalities that disrupt normal blood flow may contribute to high blood pressure, according to a study at Johns Hopkins and Veteran's General Hospital in Taiwan. (1996-11-14)
Hormone linked to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African-Americans
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have linked higher levels of the hormone aldosterone to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African-Americans. (2009-02-16)
Magnesium Supplements May Help Lower High Blood Pressure
Magnesium supplements have a small but significant effect on lowering blood pressure, according to a study in this month's Hypertension. (1998-08-20)
Blood pressure during sleep may be important too
Blood pressure levels differ greatly from person to person. We know this based on blood pressure readings taken during people's waking hours. (2000-03-08)
Why do we develop high blood pressure?
Abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, may be related to changes in brain activity and blood flow early in life. (2017-03-09)
New strategy for treating high blood pressure
The key to treating blood pressure might lie in people who are 'resistant' to developing high blood pressure even when they eat high salt diets, shows new research published today in Experimental Physiology. (2019-10-22)
Small BMI change in overweight children could have big blood pressure impact
Small changes in weight can make bigger differences in the blood pressure for overweight children, compared to those at normal weight, according to a new study. (2010-10-15)
Falling blood pressure not down to drugs, say experts
Blood pressure lowering drugs were not responsible for the population decline in blood pressure seen in many countries in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, concludes a study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-03-09)
Study examines ethnic differences in sleep quality and blood pressure
In this month's issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, Dr. (2007-10-29)
Low blood pressure linked to high mortality in older adults
A large-scale study led by the University of Exeter analyzed 415,980 electronic medical records of older adults in England. (2020-03-06)
Largest ever genetic study of blood pressure
The largest ever genetic analysis of over one million people has identified 535 new genes associated with high blood pressure. (2018-10-08)
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
DALLAS, June 19 -- Individuals taking drugs to control high blood pressure should be warned not to stop treatment without a doctor's orders. (1998-06-18)
When the best treatment for hypertension is to wait
A new study concluded that a physician's decision not to intensify hypertension treatment is often a contextually appropriate choice. (2020-02-18)
Effect of breast feeding on blood pressure may be overestimated
Previous research may have overestimated the beneficial effects of breast feeding on blood pressure in later life, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-11-20)
Higher nocturnal blood pressure predictive of kidney disease in diabetes
Monitoring nighttime blood pressure is a simple, painless and noninvasive method of identifying patients with type 1 diabetes who are at increased risk for kidney disease, according to a study published in the Sept. (2002-09-11)
Home blood pressure measurements are usually acceptable
Asking patients to measure their blood pressure at home avoids the problem of (1999-10-28)
Breastfeeding as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and salt restriction
Breastfeeding is as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and dietary salt restriction, finds a study in Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2005-05-23)
Home blood pressure monitoring may not benefit patients with stroke and hypertension
Home blood pressure monitoring may help patients with hypertension and stroke but did not improve blood pressure control for patients who had normal blood pressure at the start or those with disabilities, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2012-11-05)
High blood pressure may protect against migraine
People with high blood pressure appear to be less likely to have migraine than those with low blood pressure. (2008-04-14)
High blood pressure may make it difficult for the elderly to think clearly
Adding another reason for people to watch their blood pressure, a new study from North Carolina State University shows that increased blood pressure in older adults is directly related to decreased cognitive functioning, particularly among seniors with already high blood pressure. (2008-12-15)
Potassium Linked To Lowered Blood Pressure
Potassium, either in the form of fruits and vegetables, or in supplements can lower high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart attack or stroke, Harvard researchers report in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-01-16)
Off The Cuff: Pulse Pressure Serves As Marker For Heart Disease Death
A novel form of blood pressure reading can be a strong predictor of coronary heart disease death, according to a study reported by a Paris team of researchers in this month's Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. (1997-12-09)
Treatment-resistant hypertension requires proper diagnosis
High blood pressure -- also known as hypertension -- is widespread, but treatment often fails. (2014-07-08)
New University of Leicester study could help stroke victims
University at forefront of international research on stroke. (2007-04-24)
Blood pressure medications given right after stroke not beneficial, study finds
A major study has found that giving stroke patients medications to lower their blood pressure during the first 48 hours after a stroke does not reduce the likelihood of death or major disability. (2014-02-19)
Home monitoring, Web-based tool improves blood pressure control
A pharmacist-led home blood pressure monitoring program supported by the American Heart Association's Heart 360 website dramatically improved blood pressure control for patients with uncontrolled hypertension, according to a study. (2010-05-21)
Bariatric surgery linked to reduced blood pressure at 18 months after surgery
The prevalence of hypertension (high blood pressure) appears to decline and remain low after bariatric surgery, and blood pressure drops the most among patients who had untreated hypertension before the procedure, according to a study in the March issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-03-20)
New study confirms importance of systolic blood pressure
New evidence from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study finds that systolic blood pressure, far more than diastolic blood pressure, identifies patients with hypertension, determines their blood pressure stage, and indicates the need for treatment, but both measurements used together are best. (1999-09-16)
New predictor of heart attack or stroke
A hike in your blood pressure during middle age significantly raises the risk of having a heart attack or a stroke during your lifetime, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. (2011-12-19)
Water: the unexpected blood pressure drug
Patients who suffer from autonomic nervous system failure can turn to a new treatment for their blood pressure abnormalities: a large glass of water. (2000-02-07)
Blue light can reduce blood pressure
Exposure to blue light decreases blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a new study from the University of Surrey and Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf in collaboration with Philips reports. (2018-11-08)
Fluctuating blood pressure associated with risk of cerebrovascular disease
The risk of cerebrovascular diseases appears to be higher among individuals with fluctuating blood pressure in addition to high blood pressure, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-05-10)
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
Diuretics, drugs that help lower blood pressure by helping the body to eliminate excess fluid, appear to have an extra weapon against coronary artery disease and stroke, according to a study in this month's Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-02-20)
Salt reduction may offer cardioprotective effects beyond blood pressure reduction
Decreasing one's sodium intake can improve blood vessel health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, along with many other health benefits. (2009-01-16)
Meditation impacts blood pressure, study shows
The regular practice of TM may have the potential to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure by -4.7 and 3.2 mm HG, respectively. (2008-03-14)
Drinking water could be beneficial to patients with low blood pressure
Ordinary tap or bottled water could help people suffering from low blood pressure who faint while standing, claim researchers from Imperial College London and St Mary's Hospital. (2004-12-01)
Blood pressure targets: Aiming lower offers no benefit
Aiming for lower than standard blood pressure targets offers no known clinical benefit, according to a Cochrane Review. (2009-07-07)
New research finds that cholesterol busting statins also reduce blood pressure
A new study led by researchers at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick reveals that patients using cholesterol busting statins get a bonus benefit from such drugs as the Warwick researchers have now found that statins also have a positive effect on blood pressure levels. (2007-03-08)
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