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2011-04-05 21:32:05

A device designed to treat people with resistant hypertension helped lower blood pressure by 33 points, a substantial drop that would otherwise require patients to take an additional three or four drugs, on top of this subgroup's usual regimen of up to five drugs, to control their difficult-to-treat condition.  The device, called the Rheos® System, was tested in a pivotal Phase III study presented today as a late-breaking clinical trial at the American College of...

2011-03-28 22:52:53

A third of patients thought to have resistant hypertension had "white coat" hypertension during 24-hour ambulatory monitoring, in a large study reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. In ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, the patient's blood pressure is checked at regular intervals under normal living and working conditions. Resistant hypertension occurs when a patient's blood pressure remains above treatment goals, despite using three different types of drugs...

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2010-12-11 08:29:21

Home blood pressure monitors may help people keep their blood pressure in check and possibly reduce their medications -- but only if patients and their physicians put those home readings to good use, according to findings in a new research review. Analysis of 37 international clinical trials found that on average, adults with high blood pressure who were assigned to use home monitors were able to cut down their blood pressure by a few points compared to those who stuck with doctor's office...

2010-10-05 07:58:00

NEW YORK, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Research Which Shows That Timing Blood Pressure Medication With a Patient's Body Clock Make it More Effective and Offers Greater Protection Against the Occurrence of Heart Attacks and Strokes is Set to Change the Hypertension Treatment for Hundreds of Millions of People Worldwide Chronobiology International - the international journal on how biological rhythms affect the systems of living things - has published the results of a...

2010-06-17 04:22:00

DUBLIN, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent study has revealed that Irish Company, dabl's computerised system for diagnosing 24 hour blood pressure is more accurate and consistent than a leading group of international hypertension experts. Conducted by the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, the study analysed the interpretation of numerous blood pressure readings taken over a 24-hour period (known as 'Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement' or ABPM). It concluded...

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2010-05-08 08:36:47

Researchers warned recently that doctor's office visits can cause patients to have a rise in blood pressure, saying it is far worse in someone who already has high levels. The "Ëœwhite-coat' effect, as it is being called, is due to patients becoming stressed by being in a doctor's office or a hospital. An Australian research team said that giving people a cuff to wear for one day is a good way for checking blood pressure. The cuff has also shown that external factors affect blood...

2009-12-18 13:24:59

Tossing and turning may affect results of nighttime blood pressure measurement A widely used test for measuring nighttime blood pressure may interfere with patients' sleep, thus affecting the results of the test, reports a study in an upcoming issue of Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). "Blood pressure (BP), measured during sleep correlates better with heart attacks and strokes compared to blood pressure measured in the doctor's office," explains Rajiv Agarwal, MD...

2009-11-22 07:58:30

Spot blood pressure readings in children with chronic kidney disease often fail to detect hypertension "“ even during doctor's office visits "” increasing a child's risk for serious heart problems, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and other institutions. A report of the findings appears online in the Journal of American Society of Nephrology. Researchers compared blood pressure measurements obtained during regular doctor visits to readings obtained via a...

2009-11-13 13:11:54

Undertreated children are at risk of developing heart disease Many children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who show normal blood pressure readings at the doctor's office have high blood pressure when tested at home, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that many CKD children are not appropriately treated for hypertension, which puts them at serious risk of developing heart disease. Hypertension...

2009-09-15 06:16:03

A survey of American servicemen and women who reported experiencing multiple combat exposures were more likely to self-report high blood pressure than military members not exposed to combat, according to research reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a new population-based prospective study, researchers analyzed 36,061 service members, including a sub-group of 8,829 deployed in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2003. After a...


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