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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...

2013-10-03 23:29:30

Monitoring blood pressure at home is easy and convenient, and it can help women with high blood pressure fine-tune their treatment plan. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 For the millions of women with high blood pressure, occasional blood pressure checks at the doctor's office might not be enough, according to an article in the October 2013 Harvard Women's Health Watch. Health organizations such as the American Heart Association and American Society of Hypertension recommend...

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...

2012-04-20 12:56:01

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation High normal blood pressure becomes less of a risk factor for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) with age, according to a new study presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. The study, carried out over 9.3 years, evaluated the risk of different blood pressure categories among 6,273 participants aged 30 years old and above. The results showed that...

Purple Potatoes Can Help Lower Blood Pressure In Some Patients
2012-02-01 10:56:32

The first study to check the effects of eating potatoes on blood pressure in humans has concluded that two small helpings of purple potatoes (Purple Majesty) a day decreases blood pressure by about 4 percent without causing weight gain. In a report in the ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the researchers say that decrease, although seemingly small, is sufficient to potentially reduce the risk of several forms of heart disease. Joe Vinson and colleagues point out that people...

Kiwis May Help Lower Blood Pressure
2011-11-16 06:16:38

Researchers from Norway, led by Mette Svendsen of Oslo University, may have discovered a natural way to help reduce blood pressure. They conducted a study on 50 men and 68 women with an average age of 55, and had lightly elevated blood pressure in the range of 128/85. Some participants were told to eat three kiwis a day while others were told to eat an apple a day, and not change anything else about their diets. The researchers remotely monitored the blood pressure of the men and women via...

2011-07-19 07:41:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Almost 75 million Americans have high blood pressure, a silent killer that can cause heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, kidney damage and other potentially fatal events. Soy/milk protein dietary supplements were associated with lower systolic blood pressure, according to this study. The study's results suggest that partially replacing refined carbohydrates with foods or drinks high in soy or milk protein may help prevent and treat high blood pressure,...

2011-07-18 16:17:50

Milk and soy protein supplements were associated with lower systolic blood pressure compared to refined carbohydrate dietary supplements, in a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The study's results suggest that partly replacing refined carbohydrates with foods or drinks high in soy or milk protein may help prevent and treat high blood pressure, said Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., lead researcher of the study. The randomized, controlled clinical trial is the...

2010-10-15 16:51:11

Abstract 58 Small changes in weight can make bigger differences in the blood pressure for overweight children, compared to those at normal weight, according to a new study. Researchers tracked blood pressure, height and weight of 1,113 children over time, with the longest follow-up exceeding 10 years. They then compared the children's body mass index (BMI, a measure of body weight) to national charts adjusted for age, sex and height. Kids with BMIs in the 85th percentile or higher are...

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2010-06-21 12:50:00

A new comparison of two automated blood pressure machines suggests that newer devices are not necessarily better and could be msleading to some people that have high blood pressure. Dr. Robert A. Kloner, Dr. Stanley H. Wishner, and Dr. Johanna Landgraf of Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles discovered that readings were about two points lower, with the automated device compared to the mercury based devices. The older "auscultatory" method uses a stethoscope and a mercury manometer. ...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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