Hypertension

Hypertension
New Guidelines: Treat High Blood Pressure in Over-80s
Wary of their side effects in the very elderly, doctors hesitate to prescribe blood-pressure-lowering treatments for very elderly patients. But new guidelines now say treatment benefits over-80 patients.
Exercise May Cut Salt’s Effect on Blood Pressure
Physical activity appears to help keep blood pressure from climbing after people eat salt, a study shows.
Music and Laughter May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Middle-aged men and women may be able to lower their blood pressure readings by laughing more and listening to music they enjoy, new research indicates.
Procedure May Lower Hard-to-Treat Hypertension
An experimental procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to lower blood pressure may help millions of people with uncontrolled hypertension, a study suggests.
Study: Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Overdiagnosed
Up to one-third of people who were thought to have treatment-resistant high blood pressure may actually have “white coat hypertension” -- blood pressure that spikes in the doctor’s office.
Moms May Pass Hypertension Risk to Kids
Mothers with a certain genetic mutation may pass the tendency to develop high blood pressure on to their children, according to a new study.
Death Rate Declines for Americans With Hypertension
There's been a decline in the number of deaths among Americans with high blood pressure for heart-related reasons or any cause, but these rates are still higher than in people with normal blood pressure, a study shows.
Many Young Adults May Have High Blood Pressure
Close to 19% of young adults may have high blood pressure, and just half of them are aware of it despite this condition's strong link to heart attack and stroke risk, according to a new study.
'White Coat Effect' Linked to Hypertension Overtreatment
The so-called "white coat effect" is both real and common in the management of hypertension and it may be a significant cause of patient overtreatment, a new study finds.
High-Sodium, Low-Potassium Diet Linked to Heart Risk
A diet high in sodium and low in potassium increases the risk of death from heart disease and other causes, according to a new study.
Soy, Low-Fat Dairy May Reduce Blood Pressure
A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet that replacing carbohydrates with protein from low-fat dairy and soy can help reduce blood pressure.
Purple Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure
A daily dose of potatoes served plain may help your heart. That is, if you steer clear of the deep fryer and fatty toppings.
African-Africans May Develop High Blood Pressure Faster
African-Americans may develop high blood pressure faster than whites with the same risk factors, according to a new study.
One Thing Red Wine Can’t Do
Dutch researchers have found that the polyphenols don't seem to promote heart health by reducing blood pressure.
Prehypertension Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke
Having even slightly high blood pressure may substantially increase a person’s risk of having a stroke, new research shows.
Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime May Cut Heart Risk
Taking at least one blood pressure medicine at bedtime cuts the risk of heart problems, according to new research.
Treating Prehypertension With Medication May Lower Stroke Risk
New research shows that blood pressure-lowering pills may help lower the risk of stroke in people with prehypertension.
Midlife Blood Pressure Predicts Future Heart Risk
Increases and decreases in blood pressure during middle age and even earlier in adulthood can significantly impact heart attack and stroke risk later in life, a new study shows.
Drinking Black Tea May Lower Blood Pressure
A new study shows that people who drank three cups of black tea a day lowered their blood pressure levels by an average of 2 to 3 points.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Stubborn Hypertension
Using electrical pulses to stimulate nerve centers deep within the brain may reduce high blood pressure that can’t be controlled with medication, a case report shows.
Heart Benefits for Women Who Cut Hypertension
Middle-aged women who take steps to lower their blood pressure could reduce their risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or developing heart failure, a new study shows.
Strawberries, Blueberries May Ward Off High Blood Pressure
Eating just one cup of strawberries or blueberries each week can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Where You Live Is a Factor in Hypertension
Race, place, and gender appear to be strongly associated with high blood pressure, a major risk for heart disease and stroke, according to new data.
Zapping Kidney Nerves Lowers Stubborn High Blood Pressure
An experimental device that destroys nerves near the kidneys helped to lower blood pressure in people whose hypertension remained out of control despite treatment with an average of five drugs, Australian researchers report.
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