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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...

2013-11-14 11:27:57

People in middle age who have a high blood pressure measure called pulse pressure are more likely to have biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in their spinal fluid than those with lower pulse pressure, according to research published in the November 13, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Pulse pressure is the systolic pressure, or the top number in a blood pressure reading, minus the diastolic, or the bottom number. Pulse pressure...

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...

2012-04-04 12:17:58

Exercise which can achieve both cardiovascular function and muscle strength 'would be a preferred mode of training for older persons,' say investigators Experienced practitioners of Tai Chi, the traditional Chinese mind-body exercise now enjoyed worldwide, have been shown in a study of older subjects to have improved expansion and contraction of arteries according to cardiac pulsation (arterial compliance) and improved knee muscle strength. The findings, say the investigators, of better...

2012-02-10 10:29:37

Arterial stiffness due to is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease but is very difficult to measure. It also can influence blood pressure readings since these rely on the time taken for arteries to return to normal volume and flow after compression. A new method for measuring arterial stiffness has been reported in BioMed Central's open access journal BioMedical Engineering OnLine. This simple, non-invasive, calculation is able to interpret standard oscillometric measurements to...

2012-01-18 11:02:12

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Middle-aged men at the upper end of normal blood pressure had an elevated risk for atrial fibrillation later in life, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm disorder in which irregular heartbeats can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications; it affects over 2.7 million Americans. While hypertension is a risk factor for AF,...

Blood Pressure Major Factor In Cardiovascular Health
2011-12-20 08:24:36

A new study has found that maintaining normal blood pressure starting in your 40´s decreases your chances for a cardiovascular event later in life. Specifically the researchers found that a spike in blood pressure significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. According to the study, men and women whose blood pressure increases in middle age have an estimated 30 percent increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared to those with normal blood pressure....

2011-12-13 06:35:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Prehypertension affects more than 50 million people in the U.S. It´s blood pressure between 120/80 mm Hg and 139/89 mm Hg, and puts people at an increased risk of stroke. However, a new study shows medications that lower blood pressure significantly reduced the risk of stroke in these people. "Our study pertains to people with pre-hypertensive blood pressure levels and shows that the excess risk of stroke associated with these high-normal readings (top...

2011-09-29 05:51:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Even people with blood pressure that is slightly above normal may be at an increased risk of stroke, according to this study. "With an estimated one out of three people in the United States having slightly elevated blood pressure levels, which is known as prehypertension, further studies are needed to look at whether reducing blood pressure in this group can help lower the risk of stroke," study author Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, of the University of California, San...


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