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2011-01-24 21:03:38

Large numbers of middle-aged women worldwide could reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease (stroke, heart attack and heart failure) and its complications by lowering their blood pressure, researchers report in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found that high systolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart contracts) is a powerful risk factor for cardiovascular complications in middle-aged and older women all over the world. The...

2011-01-24 15:00:00

Middle-aged women worldwide lowering their blood pressure could prevent a substantial amount of cardiovascular disease High systolic blood pressure is the most powerful predictor of heart disease in these women, followed by high cholesterol and smoking Diagnosing and treating high blood pressure in midlife could improve their health and quality of life DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Large numbers of middle-aged women worldwide could reduce their risk of developing...

2011-01-18 09:50:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent research review has concluded that home blood pressure monitors can help people keep their blood pressure in check and possibly cut down on medication - as long as patients and their doctors put those home readings to good use(1). For years, Omron Healthcare, Inc. has reminded Americans how important home blood pressure monitoring is when it comes to reducing their risk of a heart attack or stroke, and truly wants people to take...

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2010-12-11 08:29:21

Home blood pressure monitors may help people keep their blood pressure in check and possibly reduce their medications -- but only if patients and their physicians put those home readings to good use, according to findings in a new research review. Analysis of 37 international clinical trials found that on average, adults with high blood pressure who were assigned to use home monitors were able to cut down their blood pressure by a few points compared to those who stuck with doctor's office...

2010-11-09 13:58:00

Study Highlights:     * A new solar powered, automated blood pressure monitoring device was equally accurate as the standard device that measures systolic blood pressure.    * The device was favored by health professionals and patients when tested in Africa.    * The new device eliminates the need for batteries, which are expensive and scarce in low economic settings. A new solar-powered device to measure blood pressure may help slow the worldwide...

2010-10-04 05:30:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare, Inc. the number one brand recommended by doctors in the home blood pressure category, is simplifying home blood pressure monitoring for consumers with the launch of its new product line. According to research from the American Heart Association (AHA), the best way to predict the risk of stroke or heart attack due to high blood pressure is through systematic monitoring at home rather than periodic checks in the doctor's office(1)....

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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. ...

2010-06-01 06:25:00

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- www.medicalequipmentpro.com, one of the leading online home medical equipment suppliers, has launched a special promotion for the coming Father's Day. The promotion involves free shipping on orders above a certain sum of money and discounts on some popular medical equipment for home health care such as the wrist blood pressure monitor. High blood pressure is called a "silent killer," because it usually doesn't show any symptoms or signs. Some...

2010-05-28 04:17:00

YORK, England, May 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- High blood pressure is a leading cause of deaths in the world. Apart from millions with diagnosed hypertension, still many others are borderline hypertensive. High blood pressure increases the risk of a person to develop cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems, heart attack and even a stroke. One of the major contributors to high blood pressure is the consistent consumption of alcohol. Regular alcohol drinkers increase the risks of elevated...

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2010-05-08 08:36:47

Researchers warned recently that doctor's office visits can cause patients to have a rise in blood pressure, saying it is far worse in someone who already has high levels. The "Ëœwhite-coat' effect, as it is being called, is due to patients becoming stressed by being in a doctor's office or a hospital. An Australian research team said that giving people a cuff to wear for one day is a good way for checking blood pressure. The cuff has also shown that external factors affect blood...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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