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2013-04-20 23:03:13

Nutritionist and Award-Winning Author of "Cholesterol Down," Dr Janet Brill will guide listeners on what a normal blood pressure is and discuss the findings of her upcoming book "Blood Pressure Down: The 10-step program to lower your blood pressure in 4 weeks-without prescription drugs" in a series of radio shows starting with BlogTalkRadio´s Grilliant Ideas Radio Show w/ Grilliant's Foodie Friends on April 20th at 9:00 am EST. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 20, 2013 Many of us do not...

Beneficial Nitrates In Beetroot Juice Lower Blood Pressure
2013-04-16 10:12:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many foods we eat may not be so good for us. But many others provide crucial benefits for healthy living. It may come as no surprise that one food, the beet, or more appropriately, beetroot juice, may help provide some of those crucial benefits we see in a wide array of other foods. Of course we all know we should always eat more fruits and vegetables, but how often have you heard your mother say, ℠Make sure you drink your...

2013-04-15 19:19:43

Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have an increased risk of high blood pressure even 40 years after maternity, which leads in turn to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This has been demonstrated by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In a recent study, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg examined 105 women who gave birth in the early 1970s. Half the women had elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, while...

2013-04-15 11:16:10

MR images taken when the ventricles of the heart relax and fill with blood and then when the ventricles contract and eject blood to the rest of the body provide a more complete picture of the extent of myocardial scar in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, a new study finds. Detection of scar is important because it helps identify patients who are at higher risk of a fatal event, said Dr. James Fernandez, the first author of the study. The standard protocol to determine scar in these...

2013-04-12 15:50:31

Targeting pathway may lead to better hypertension treatments for at-risk patients Obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure (hypertension) are all related, but understanding the molecular pathways that underlie cause and effect is complicated. A new University of Iowa study identifies a protein within certain brain cells as a communications hub for controlling blood pressure, and suggests that abnormal activation of this protein may be a mechanism that links cardiovascular disease...

Egg Whites Found To Lower Blood Pressure
2013-04-10 12:24:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once derided as an unhealthy indulgence, the reputation of the “incredible edible egg” has been on the rebound in recent years with the release of numerous studies showing its health benefits. One of those studies, presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans, showed that a component of egg whites can actually lower blood pressure. "Our research suggests...

2013-04-08 11:57:45

New data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation show variations among communities, genders and ethnic groups in treatment and control of high blood pressure One in five Americans are completely unaware that they are at risk for the second leading cause of premature death: high blood pressure. In the first ever analysis of awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension for every county, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington...

2013-04-05 23:01:41

AtCor Medical sponsors Satellite Symposium at Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting. Itasca, IL (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 AtCor Medical Holdings Limited (ASX:ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor® system which measures central aortic blood pressures and arterial stiffness non-invasively, sponsored a satellite symposium entitled; “Application of Central Aortic Pressure and Arterial Stiffness in Clinical Practice” at the US Renal Physicians Associations...

More Potassium, Less Salt In Diet Increases Health Benefits
2013-04-05 14:15:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Three new coordinated reviews have concluded one thing: Taking in less salt and more potassium reduces the risk of stroke and could make you live longer. These studies found that reducing the amount of salt in a diet can lower blood pressure, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Additionally, an increase in potassium can also help heart functions without adversely effecting kidney functions or hormone levels....

2013-04-04 23:02:20

New data from the National Health and Wellness Survey shows diagnosis rates vary widely by country. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Despite the rising prevalence of hypertension worldwide, the number of patients diagnosed with the disease remains low when compared with estimated prevalence, according to new findings from Kantar Health´s National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS). The NHWS finds that diagnosis rates vary significantly from country to country and currently range from...


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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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