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Heart Disease Risk For Inactive Women After Age 30
2014-05-10 05:24:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of physical activity is the single largest cause of heart disease in women over the age of 30 – trumping even obesity, smoking and high blood pressure, according to research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In fact, according to Sophie Borland of the Daily Mail, the authors of the study found that inactive women in their thirties or older were nearly 50 percent more likely to develop...

2014-05-08 23:02:12

Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) founders and sisters Pat Paton and Judy Simpson will be featured at the National Organization for Rare Disorders’ (NORD) Portraits of Courage Gala tonight in Washington, D.C. NORD will be featuring 20 people living with rare diseases who display great courage in their experiences with very challenging diseases. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) founders, and sisters, Pat Paton and Judy Simpson will be...

2014-05-07 09:54:08

Mechanisms of VEGF inhibitor-induced hypertension need to be better understood and guidelines developed to improve management, say researchers in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology New cancer therapies, particularly agents that block vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling, have improved the outlook for patients with some cancers and are now used as a first line therapy for some tumors. However, almost 100% of patients who take VEGF inhibitors (VEGFIs) develop high blood...

2014-05-06 23:09:04

Taking multiple medications, poor health, and older age can make aggressive drug therapy for high blood pressure riskier. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Many men with high blood pressure were surprised—and a little confused—when a panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health recommended a change in the treatment goal for people over age 60. Instead of taking medications to lower pressures to 140/90, they can now settle for a target of 150/90. Several factors come...

Premature Deaths Could Be Reduced By Aggressively Targeting The 'Big Four' Chronic Diseases
2014-05-04 06:20:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly 40 million deaths could be prevented by 2025 simply by achieving globally-agreed targets for a half-dozen essential health risks, including smoking and drinking, according to research published Saturday in the medical journal The Lancet. In the paper, the study authors explained that by reaching goals in six risk factors (tobacco and alcohol use, salt intake, obesity, and raised blood pressure and glucose) could...

2014-05-01 23:00:33

During National Stroke Awareness Month, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Stroke Centers Offer Tips on How to Recognize and Prevent Strokes New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 A stroke can happen in an instant, changing a person's life forever. Strokes – 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain – are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The earlier a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery....

2014-04-30 23:19:45

Resolution Research is conducting a study with physicians and practice managers in the State of Idaho to create a baseline of providers' use of tools to manage diabetes and hypertension. Pocatello, ID (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Idaho State University (ISU) is partnering with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) to conduct a baseline study on primary care providers’ use of team-based care, referral patterns, and electronic health records (EHR) for patients with chronic...

2014-04-30 11:04:25

A large proportion of strokes may not be attributable to known causative risk factors, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Michiel Bos and colleagues from the Erasmus Medical Center, in the Netherlands, report that only about half of all strokes are attributable to established causative factors for stroke, a much smaller proportion than estimated by previous studies. The researchers reached these conclusions by using data from 6,844 individuals older than 55 years...

2014-04-30 08:33:47

Award honors practices that work successfully with patients to reduce blood pressure and improve heart health AUSTIN, Texas, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, today congratulated Jennifer Brull, M.D., FAAFP, a solo family physician in Kansas and e-MDs customer since 2007, for being named a 2013 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion. Dr. Brull was recognized along with eight other public...

2014-04-29 16:30:47

DUBLIN, Apr. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8th9ms/blood_flow) has announced the addition of the "Blood Flow Measurement Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Blood flow measurement devices are imperative for diagnosing various clinical vascular conditions such as arterial occlusion, peripheral...


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Hypertension (journal)
2012-05-14 11:48:30

Hypertension is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1979 and published monthly by the American Heart Association (AHA). As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is John E. Hall (University of Mississippi). Publishing formats include original manuscripts, invited review summaries, invited case-based reviews, recent study highlights, invited brief commentaries, scientific or technical tutorials, letter to the editor, and novel findings of unusual interest. This journal focuses on...

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