Latest White coat hypertension Stories

2014-07-31 23:18:01

Health professionals at Veteran's Administration hospitals and clinics can more accurately diagnose patients using the BpTRU Blood Pressure Monitor by eliminating the effects of white coat hypertension. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Recent studies at the Cleveland Clinic have shown 25% of patients report elevated blood pressure at the physician's office, but not at home. This has been called white coat hypertension and is attributed to anxiety related to an examination by a...

Doctors Raise Blood Pressure In Patients
2014-03-27 05:32:52

University of Exeter 'White coat effect' quantified in systematic review Doctors routinely record blood pressure levels that are significantly higher than levels recorded by nurses, the first thorough analysis of scientific data has revealed. A systematic review led by the University of Exeter Medical School, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC), has...

The Dangers Of Masked Hypertension
2014-01-23 03:38:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An elevated blood pressure (BP) is a sign of being at-risk for a heart attack, but not all measurements show a high BP while at the doctor. Researchers from the University of Leuven, Belgium found that patients who had a normal BP in clinic, but elevated BP when they measured at home, were at a higher risk of death and cardiovascular events compared to those who always have a normal BP. This type of behavior is what is known in the...

Maintain A Healthy Blood Pressure With Leisurely Physical Activities
2013-10-01 14:35:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some people might claim that the physical nature of their job keeps them physically fit, a new research review from the American Heart Association journal Hypertension has found that leisure-time physical activity has a bigger effect on maintaining a healthy blood pressure level. In the review, researchers culled data from 13 different studies on the impacts of physical activity on blood pressure. Participants included nearly...

2013-09-26 23:24:36

Significantly Less Medication Needed to Maintain Blood Pressure Control; Important Findings for Doctors, Patients and Payers (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 AtCor Medical (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor® system which measures central aortic blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, today announced that the results of a new randomized clinical study has demonstrated the benefits of using central blood pressure measurement to manage the health of...

2013-09-04 08:16:52

In a study that included more than 140,000 participants from17 countries of varying income levels, researchers found a large gap between both detection and control of hypertension across all countries studied, with just over half of participants with hypertension aware of their diagnosis, and about one-third of those being treated for hypertension successfully controlling their blood pressure, according to a study in the September 4 issue of JAMA. "High blood pressure is the leading cause...

Study Says Cell Phones Lower Blood Pressure, Yoga Brings It Down
2013-05-17 15:40:10

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research has identified a number of triggers that raise and lower blood pressure, such as talking on cell phones and doing yoga, respectively. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a growing health concern in the US and has mirrored the rise in obesity in recent decades. It affects approximately one billion people worldwide, and one in three adults in the United States. The new research highlights both known and...

2013-05-04 11:55:09

German study in Psychosomatic Medicine has surprising findings on hypertension in adolescents Teenagers with high blood pressure appear to have better psychological adjustment and enjoy higher quality of life than those with normal blood pressure, suggests a study in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer...

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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'