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2009-02-19 13:25:13

Individuals with diastolic blood pressure under 70 mm Hg coupled with an elevated systolic blood pressure may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke than indicated by the systolic blood pressure values alone, according to a UC Irvine study. Dr. Stanley Franklin and colleagues at the UC Irvine Heart Disease Prevention Program in conjunction with researchers at the Framingham Heart Study reviewed blood pressure data from 9,657 participants in the Framingham Heart Study who had not...

2008-11-12 12:00:31

Novartis has presented new clinical data which showed that the first-in-class direct renin inhibitor Rasilez, known as Tekturna in the US, provides significantly greater blood pressure reductions in patients with high blood pressure aged 65 and over, compared to the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril. Results from the Ageless study showed that Rasilez/Tekturna provides an additional reduction in systolic blood pressure of 2.3mmHg in patients aged 65 and over compared to the...

2008-06-18 12:01:00

CVRx has presented positive two-year data from the European clinical trial evaluating the Rheos hypertension system. Of the 45 patients enrolled in this study, 16 patients from four European centers have completed two years of Rheos hypertension (HT) therapy. Blood pressure measurements were taken in the clinic and after two years showed: systolic blood pressure was reduced by an average of 35mmHg and diastolic blood pressure was reduced by an average of 24mmHg. Similar results were...

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2008-04-02 12:15:00

A new study has found that mastering certain stress management techniques can eliminate the need for antihypertension drugs among people with a type of high blood pressure common among the elderly.The study, led by Dr. Jeffery A. Dusek of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, examined participants who received relaxation training, and compared them with a control group who did not receive the training.  The researchers found that the training group had a better chance of being able...

2007-08-02 06:16:50

By Meredith, Peter A Key words: Candesartan - Cardiovascular disease - Heart failure - Hypertension ABSTRACT Therapeutic interventions that block the renin-angiotensin- aldosterone system (RAAS) have an important role in slowing the progression of cardiovascular risk factors to established cardiovascular diseases. In recent years, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) have emerged as effective and well-tolerated alternatives to an anglotensin-converting enzyme Inhibitor (ACEi) for RAAS...

2006-02-15 15:10:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although hypertension is known to be a risk factor for cardiovascular death, it appears that systolic blood pressure -- the top number of the BP reading -- is generally the most predictive of cardiovascular risk, researchers at the VA Health Care System in Boston report. "We found that an elevated systolic blood pressure was the most important blood pressure parameter for predicting cardiovascular death across a wide age range," lead investigator,...

2005-05-27 21:50:00

Parsippany, NJ (May 27, 2005) "“ Data from two clinical studies presented at the American Society of Hypertension's Twentieth Annual Scientific Meeting (ASH 2005) in San Francisco demonstrated that BENICAR® (olmesartan medoxomil) and BENICAR HCT® (olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide) were effective in treating the difficult patient with Stage 2** hypertension, as well as the less complicated Stage 1** patient, helping both achieve nationally...

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2005-03-20 10:50:00

25 percent of Americans get inadequate therapy for hypertension, experts say HealthDay News -- "Blood pressure" -- arguably the two most important words in medicine. If high blood pressure (hypertension) isn't kept in check, you can almost count on a parade of bad things in your future. The list is long, but try heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure, just for starters. Few conditions as dangerous to your health are so easy to control as high blood pressure, at...

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2005-02-10 09:25:02

Transcendental method can reduce need for medication, study finds HealthDay News -- Transcendental meditation (TM) reduces hypertension and cuts down on the need for blood pressure-lowering medications, according to a study in black Americans. For many patients with high blood pressure, "it may be practical and feasible to lower blood pressure using the TM technique and thereby reduce or eliminate the use of antihypertensive drugs and their side effects," study co-author Dr. Frank Staggers...


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