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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...

2013-05-15 08:29:38

Presented at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Considered the "silent killer," high blood pressure affects approximately one billion people worldwide, including one in three adults in the United States. From May 15 - 18, 2013, members of the medical community from across the globe gather at the 28(th) Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) in San Francisco to discuss...

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...

2013-04-29 08:26:42

Study will evaluate the second generation Barostim neo(TM) MINNEAPOLIS, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption (IDE) approval, allowing the company to proceed with its hypertension study. The study is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of CVRx's Barostim neo(TM) in treating hypertension (high blood pressure). The prospective, randomized and controlled study will enroll...

2013-04-22 12:31:15

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) strongly endorses the current efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO)--the United Nations health agency--to bring attention to the prevention and control of hypertension, a global epidemic that affects approximately one billion people worldwide, including one in three adults in the United States. "Hypertension is one of the most important contributors to stroke and heart disease, which together...