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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)

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. Determining whether high blood pressure causes or results from arterial blood-flow problems may improve understanding and eventually treatment of heart disease, the nation's leading killer, the researchers say. (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. Aldosterone is secreted by the adrenal glands and causes salt retention by the kidneys. (2009-02-16)

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)

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. That's according to a study conducted on a rat model of high blood pressure, published in Experimental Physiology. (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)

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. The authors of the study say these findings should clarify inconsistent results from previous investigations of magnesium and blood pressure. (1998-08-20)

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. The penalty may be a stroke, researchers report in this month's Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-06-18)

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. But what happens when people are sleeping? (2000-03-08)

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. Scientists examined around 7 million common genetic variants for an association with systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as pulse pressure. There is also a genetic overlap between hypertension and lifestyle exposures, with many blood pressure genes also associated with, for example, an individual's intake of fruit, water, tea, caffeine, alcohol and salt. (2018-10-08)

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)

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. People aged 75 or over with low blood pressure (below 130/80) had increased mortality rates in the follow-up, compared to those with normal blood pressure. This was especially pronounced in 'frail' individuals, who had 62% increased risk of death during the 10-year follow-up. (2020-03-06)

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)

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. And the longer the period of breastfeeding, the lower the blood pressure reading, the research shows. (2005-05-23)

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)

Study examines ethnic differences in sleep quality and blood pressure
In this month's issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, Dr. Joel Hughes, Kent State assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues examine the possibility that sleep quality may help account for ethnic differences in blood pressure dipping. (2007-10-29)

Common Infection Linked To High Blood Pressure
The common microbe, Chlamydia pneumoniae, which is responsible for pneumonia, bronchitis and sinus infections, is linked with severe high blood pressure, according to a study in this month's Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-02-20)

Treatment-resistant hypertension requires proper diagnosis
High blood pressure -- also known as hypertension -- is widespread, but treatment often fails. One in five people with hypertension does not respond to therapy. This is frequently due to inadequate diagnosis, as Franz Weber and Manfred Anlauf point out in the current issue of Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International. (2014-07-08)

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)

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. Researchers say stiff arteries associated with high blood pressure may play a role in protecting against migraine. The research is published in the April 15, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2008-04-14)

High blood pressure increases risk of cognitive decline in elderly
People with high blood pressure are more likely to experience cognitive decline, or a loss in their ability to think, remember and learn, according to a study in the December 10 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (1999-12-09)

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. The study offers a new understanding on the importance of maintaining low blood pressure early in middle age to prevent heart disease later in life. (2011-12-19)

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)

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. In two-thirds of cases where physicians did not change treatment for patients with hypertension, patients' blood pressure returned to normal in follow-up readings taken at home. (2020-02-18)

High Blood Pressure Speeds The Loss Of Memory In Elderly, Researchers Find
High blood pressure speeds the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities in the elderly, and actually causes their brains to shrink in size, according to a new study reported in the American Heart Association Journal Stroke. (1997-07-07)

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. This means that stressful situations may make it more difficult for some seniors to think clearly. (2008-12-15)

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)

High blood pressure control in United States continues to improve
High blood pressure control continues to improve in the United States, with more than half of those with the condition now achieving readings below 140/90 millimeters of mercury, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014 and simultaneously published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. (2014-11-16)

New University of Leicester study could help stroke victims
University at forefront of international research on stroke. (2007-04-24)

'White coat effect' has adverse effect on blood pressure readings
GPs should not make decisions about treating patients with hypertension based on high readings of blood pressure they have taken, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Instead, researchers recommend the use of home measurements by the patient or repeated measurements by a nurse, to counter the 'white coat' effect. (2002-08-01)

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)

Elevated blood pressure in people under 40 poses hazard of developing CVD prematurely
High blood pressure or hypertension is a major health problem that affects more than 100 million people in the US (using the current 130 systolic or 80 diastolic) and over one billion worldwide. Despite being considered a disease of older adults two new studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are reporting the association of high blood pressure with the risk of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults younger than 40. (2018-11-06)

Fish protein link to controlling high blood pressure -- new study
Research investigates promising alternatives to tackle chronic illnesses. (2009-06-22)

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)

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)

Climbing the social ladder seems to lessen high blood pressure risk
Social mobility -- upwards -- seems to curb the risk of developing high blood pressure among those born on the lower rungs of the ladder, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2011-07-11)

High blood pressure causes pathological scars in the heart
Fibrosis (scar tissue formation) is the determinant lesion in the subsequent evolution of the heart in a patient with high blood pressure. This item appeared in the latest edition of Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, a journal that is part of the Nature group. The article published heart research recently carried out at the University of Navarra. (2005-05-25)

How high blood pressure in middle age may affect memory in old age
New research suggests that high blood pressure in middle age plays a critical role in whether blood pressure in old age may affect memory and thinking. The study is published in the June 4, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2014-06-04)

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. 12 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. (2002-09-11)

New Test Predicts Pregnancy Complications Early
A new, highly sensitive test based on blood pressure monitoring can detect late-pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure and preeclampsia a full 23 weeks before symptoms occur, Spanish researchers report in this month's Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-01-16)

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