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2014-09-22 08:28:25

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In observation of National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, a survey sponsored by iRhythm Technologies reveals that nearly half of Americans lack awareness about the primary symptoms of this common yet potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. Additionally, the survey of 1,013 American adults found that fewer than 20 percent of respondents could correctly identify medical conditions such as sleep apnea and diabetes as risk factors...

2014-09-16 23:02:05

This family focused event that includes a 5K and 1 mile Run/Walk continues a unique collaboration between the University of Colorado Denver and Children's Hospital Colorado -- both national and world leaders in PH research and patient care. Silver Spring, Md. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Who: The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado are hosting Colorado PH in the Park 2014. PHA is the country’s...

2014-09-16 20:27:29

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROX Medical today presented positive results from the CONTROL-HTN trial, an international multi-center, prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded endpoint study of the ROX Coupler for the treatment of arterial hypertension. The CONTROL-HTN trial, NCT01642498, evaluated the safety and efficacy of a percutaneous procedure creating a fixed connection between a central artery and vein in the upper leg - for the treatment of...

2014-09-15 12:27:26

BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults who consume a high-protein diet may be at a lower risk for developing high blood pressure (HBP). The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), found participants consuming the highest amount of protein (an average of 100 g protein/day) had a 40 percent lower risk of having high blood pressure compared to the lowest intake level. One of three U.S. adults has...

2014-09-09 23:08:16

Nearly 10 percent of people with high blood pressure have resistant hypertension, meaning their blood pressure is still high despite taking at least three medications. Taking combination pills, exercising, and eating less sodium can help. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke and heart disease. Dozens of medications and other therapies are available to treat high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Yet many people can't get...

get up and move
2014-09-09 08:58:31

Saurabh Thosar, Indiana University An Indiana University study has found that three easy -- one could even say slow -- five-minute walks can reverse harm caused to leg arteries during three hours of prolonged sitting. Sitting for long periods of time, like many people do daily at their jobs, is associated with risk factors such as higher cholesterol levels and greater waist circumference that can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic disease. When people sit, slack muscles do not...

2014-09-04 23:01:50

Pulmonary Hypertension Association - Midwest Chapter to hold inaugural Greater Detroit O2 Breathe 10K, 5K and Fun Walk. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 One Step Closer to a Cure for Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Hypertension Association - Midwest Chapter will hold its inaugural Greater Detroit O2 Breathe 10K, 5K and Fun Walk on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The O2 Breathe Run/Walks bring the Pulmonary Hypertension community together to raise awareness of the disease in their...

2014-09-02 23:00:10

PharmaSmart® International Inc. announced the debut of its next generation biometric kiosk, the Model PS2000 (D)estination™, which recently completed a pilot inside Mariano’s, the Midwest’s most exciting food destination, with 26 stores located in the Chicagoland Metro area. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 PharmaSmart® International Inc., an Inc. 5000 list and Rochester, NY Top 100 company, announced the debut of its next generation biometric kiosk, the Model...

everest blood pressure
2014-08-28 03:00:34

Emma Mason, European Society of Cardiology Cardiovascular patients should be cautious when exposed to high altitudes for leisure or work An expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes. The researchers also found that while a drug used for lowering blood pressure, called telmisartan, was effective in counteracting the effects of altitude up to...

2014-08-18 08:28:53

Effects of an Oral Nitric Oxide Supplement on Functional Capacity and Blood Pressure in Adults with Prehypertension AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nitric oxide supplementation using a Neo40® lozenge significantly helps promote normal blood pressure, as indicated by a 30-day, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study, conducted at the California Medical Institute by renowned cardiology researcher Dr. Ernst Schwarz. Prehypertension is a condition of having...


Latest Blood pressure Reference Libraries

Heart
2013-01-01 11:25:12

The heart is a part of the circulatory system, and is considered one of the most vital organs of the human body. It is about the size of a fist, has a mass of approximately 300 grams, and its main function is to contract and produce enough pressure to circulate blood throughout the body. The top of the heart where the veins and arteries all connect is called the base. The pointed lower tip of the heart is called the apex. The coronary sulcus is a deep groove that runs horizontally across the...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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