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2014-06-12 08:25:53

New website and PSA campaign urge those living with hypertension to Check their high blood pressure, Change unhealthy behaviors and Control their blood pressure at a healthy level DALLAS, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans with high blood pressure are about to get a strong dose of encouragement and a reminder of the grim consequences of the condition if left uncontrolled. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-06-09 08:27:46

MINNEAPOLIS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, announced today it achieved two significant milestones in its heart failure and hypertension businesses. "We are very excited to announce that CVRx has completed enrollment of our Barostim HOPE4HF heart failure study and that the French Ministry of Health has selected Barostim Therapy(TM) for Resistant Hypertension as one of five investigator-initiated studies it will fund beginning in 2014. We feel...

How Does High Blood Pressure In Middle Age May Affect Memory In Old Age?
2014-06-05 03:58:30

American Academy of Neurology 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. "Our findings bring new insight into the relationship between a history of high blood pressure, blood pressure in old age, the effects of blood pressure on brain structure, and...

2014-06-04 11:48:08

American Heart Association Minorities at a higher risk of developing hypertension used a community-based program to significantly lower their blood pressure, researchers said at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions. Researchers assessed the use of the American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. program in 18 urban, predominately African-American communities with a high rate of high blood pressure. The 4,069...

FDA Approves Several Drugs That Predictably Increase Risk For Heart And Stroke
2014-05-28 03:41:30

By Jeannette Spalding, Case Western Reserve University The agency charged to protect patients from dangerous drug side effects needs to be far more vigilant when it comes to medications that affect blood pressure. Robert P. Blankfield, MD, MS, a clinical professor of family medicine, issues this call to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an editorial published recently in an online edition of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics; the print version of...

2014-05-27 16:00:39

Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norwegian researchers use large database and computer model to understand high blood pressure High blood pressure is highly age-related and affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. But doctors can't fully explain the cause of 90 per cent of all cases. A computer model of a "virtual human" suggests that stiff arteries alone are enough to cause high blood pressure. "Our results suggest that arterial stiffness represents a major...

Pregnant Women Experience Strong Emotional Reactions To Music, As Evidenced By Their Blood Pressure
2014-05-21 12:52:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many people experience strong emotional reactions to music. A team of German researchers adds weight to that knowledge with a new study finding that pregnant women experience stronger emotional reactions to music than their non-pregnant counterparts. In the study, published in the journal Psychophysiology, researchers played brief music sequences of 10 or 30 seconds to female volunteers. Next, they transformed the passages and played...

Gamification Concept Used To Quickly Improve Patients' Blood Pressure
2014-05-21 08:18:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, Merriam-Webster released a list of new words being added to the dictionary, including gamification: the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context to engage users. What could gamification have to do with medical education, though? A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System has employed the concept of gamification in the education of clinicians...

2014-05-19 08:27:19

American Society of Hypertension, American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comprise Joint Session to Present Project Supporting Improved Control of Hypertension Worldwide NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's estimated that more than 970 million people have hypertension(1) and, globally, the disease is responsible for more than nine million deaths every year, making it one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In an effort to help manage the...

2014-05-15 23:11:42

High Blood Pressure a Leading Risk Factor for Heart Disease Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 High blood pressure is called the silent killer because the first symptom may be a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. One in three American adults has high blood pressure—also called hypertension—but fewer than half of those adults have it under control. Summit Medical Group is taking part in the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Measure Up/Pressure Down national...


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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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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