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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...

2014-05-15 12:36:47

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At least six independent studies published within the past 10 years have documented the link between whole body vibration and lowered blood pressure. The most recent, published by Florida State University researchers in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, involved stroke survivors with paralyzed lower limbs using Power Plate(®) advanced whole body vibration equipment. Although paralysis prohibited the study subjects from doing...

2014-05-14 08:31:16

Part of Company's Efforts to Eliminate the Silent Killer MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, iHealth Lab Inc. reported high blood pressure statistics for 17 of the largest cities in the U. S. The data helps shed light on how these cities are doing in the battle to control the number one affliction of adult Americans. High blood pressure or hypertension affects one in three(1) (67 million) Americans today. This effort coincides with May National High Blood...

2014-05-13 23:10:33

The Blood Pressure Solution is a step-by-step manual by Ken Burge which shows people how to lower their blood pressure naturally forever. A new review on vinamy.com indicates if it’s worth buying or whether you should just listen to your pharmacist. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Many people with high blood pressure spend a lot of money on prescription drugs to get their blood pressure numbers down. Unfortunately these drugs can trigger numerous side effects like dizziness,...

2014-05-09 13:42:49

Institute of Physics An implantable device that reduces blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain has been created by a group of researchers in Germany. The device has successfully reduced the blood pressure in rats by 40 per cent without any major side effects, and could offer hope for a significant proportion of patients worldwide who do not respond to existing medical treatment for the condition. The first results have been published today, 9 May, in IOP...


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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