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2013-07-03 10:40:22

An intervention that consisted of home blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring with pharmacist management resulted in improvements in BP control and decreases in BP during 12 months, compared with usual care, and improvement in BP that was maintained for 6 months following the intervention, according to a study in the July 3 issue of JAMA. "High blood pressure is the most common chronic condition for which patients visit primary care physicians, affecting about 30 percent of U.S. adults, with...

2013-07-02 23:26:29

Tensiotin® is one step closer to being marketed worldwide. Tromso, Norway (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Marealis AS today announced the results of a clinical pilot study to measure the initial findings of antihypertensive effect and safety of Tensiotin®. This refined peptide concentrate is derived from Arctic cold water shrimp and acts as an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, offering an all-natural opportunity to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular...

Volunteering Lowers Hypertension Older Adults
2013-06-14 08:46:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social value of volunteering has been known for a long time, but a new study from Carnegie Mellon University shows that helping others can help your health as well. The study reveals that older adults who volunteer for a minimum of 200 hours per year reduce their risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, by 40 percent. According to the researchers, volunteer work may be an effective alternative to drugs for preventing the...

2013-06-11 12:51:25

Low baseline diastolic blood pressure (DBP) appears to be associated with brain atrophy in patients with arterial disease, whenever declining levels of blood pressure (BP) over time among patients who had a higher baseline BP were associated with less progression of atrophy, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. "Studies have shown that both high and low blood pressure (BP) may play a role in the etiology of brain atrophy. High BP in...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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