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2014-08-04 16:26:22

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers examined the electronic health records of nearly 400,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California...

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...

Alternative Therapies Can Help Lower High Blood Pressure
2013-04-23 12:43:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While they are not a substitute for medication, alternative therapies such as transcendental meditation and isometric exercise can be effective in a battle against high blood pressure, according to a new report in the American Heart Association's (AHA) journal Hypertension. "In general, there's a surprising level of evidence supporting some of the alternative techniques being effective, and surprisingly little or conflicting evidence...

2011-12-21 10:11:21

Patients with systolic hypertension who were treated with the diuretic chlorthalidone for 4.5 years as part of a clinical trial had a significantly lower rate of death and a gain in life expectancy free from cardiovascular death about 20 years later compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the December 21 issue of JAMA. "Antihypertensive drug therapy has been shown to decrease nonfatal and fatal cardiovascular events in controlled clinical trials and...

2011-11-15 19:34:48

Low systolic blood pressure may actually boost chances of recurrent stroke For patients who have suffered an ischemic stroke, traditional treatment prescribes keeping subsequent blood pressure levels as low as possible to reduce the risk of another stroke. A new international study, however, suggests this conventional approach may not be helpful, and could actually increase recurrent stroke risk — at least in the first few months after the first event. The findings, from a team of...

2011-01-14 08:43:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with high blood pressure who are given combined drug therapy from the start of treatment respond better than patients given single-drug treatment (monotherapy), according to a new study. Additionally, those who later switch from single-drug treatments to combination therapy improve their response, but not to the same level as those who began with combination therapy. All patients in the study had high systolic blood pressure. The researchers compared the drugs...

2010-07-07 12:21:36

Patients with hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease who maintained their systolic blood pressure at less than 130 mm Hg did not have improved cardiovascular outcomes compared to patients with usual blood pressure control, according to a study in the July 7 issue of JAMA. "Hypertension guidelines advocate treating systolic blood pressure (BP) to less than 130 mm Hg for patients with diabetes mellitus; however, data are lacking for the growing population who also have coronary...

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2009-05-11 07:10:49

An international research team has identified a number of unsuspected genetic variants associated with systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and hypertension (high blood pressure), suggesting potential avenues of investigation for the prevention or treatment of hypertension. The research was funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health and by several other NIH institutes and centers. The analysis of over...

2009-05-08 16:27:56

Canadian researchers say a simple, automated monitoring system helped lower patients' blood pressure. The study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found those in the intervention group showed an average reduction of 11.9 millimeters of mercury in systolic blood pressure and 6.6 mm Hg in diastolic pressure versus the control group's reductions of 7.1 mm Hg systolic and 4.5 mm Hg diastolic. This system worked as efficaciously as if we had added a new medication on...

2009-05-08 07:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. announced today that new data presented at the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition (ASH 2009) in San Francisco from the BeniSILVER study found that BENICAR(R) and BENICAR HCT(R) provided a mean reduction in 24-hour ambulatory systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 25.7 mm Hg among patients with an average age of 72 years, demonstrating efficacy without compromising safety. Patients age 65...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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