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2013-04-04 23:02:20

New data from the National Health and Wellness Survey shows diagnosis rates vary widely by country. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Despite the rising prevalence of hypertension worldwide, the number of patients diagnosed with the disease remains low when compared with estimated prevalence, according to new findings from Kantar Health´s National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS). The NHWS finds that diagnosis rates vary significantly from country to country and currently range from...

Young Adults Go Undiagnosed When It Comes To High Blood Pressure
2012-11-06 14:47:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Doctors are less likely to diagnose an 18 to 24 year old with high blood pressure during visits than those 60 and older, according to a new study. Findings presented at the American Heart Association´s Scientific Sessions 2012 showed that most young adults with high blood pressure remain undiagnosed after four years of regular doctor's care. “These young patients come to the clinic and their blood pressure is...

2012-09-24 12:48:11

For people who already have high blood pressure, insomnia can have serious consequences, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions. Researchers studied the sleeping patterns of 234 people with high blood pressure. Most participants slept six or fewer hours, and those who also reported poor sleep quality were twice as likely to have resistant hypertension as those who slept well. Your blood pressure is...

2012-06-07 09:26:11

Standard performance measures used by health care systems and insurance companies to assess how well physicians are controlling their patients´ blood pressure tell an incomplete and potentially misleading story, according to a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The study authors tested a more nuanced experimental measure, designed to better reflect the clinical judgments doctors make in caring...

2011-12-27 08:00:00

According to QuickMedical, the measurement of blood pressure in the physician´s office is subject to a number of observer errors and also to the “white-coat effect.” Automatic devices that measure blood pressure without a human observer in the room can eliminate many of these problems. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 According to QuickMedical, up to 25% of patients evaluated in the physician office, blood pressure measurements were higher than their typical blood...

2011-12-12 21:59:40

Inaccurate blood pressure measurements due to faulty technique impact hypertension treatment decisions Because some clinicians fail to stick to official recommendations for blood pressure monitoring, a number of patients are misclassified, which could have an impact on decisions about their treatment. According to Gretchen Ray and colleagues, from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, when routine blood pressure monitoring in clinics is compared with measurements based on the...

Greyhounds Also Prone To The White-coat Effect
2011-09-07 07:54:56

  The "white-coat effect" is not reserved for only the human patients who see their blood pressure rise in response to the stress of a doctor visit. In a new study, researchers have determined that anxiety associated with being in a veterinary hospital elevates the blood pressure in retired racing greyhounds — a breed known for having higher-than-average blood pressure in the first place. The average systolic arterial pressure — the top number in a blood pressure...


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