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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...

2009-07-20 07:38:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men in the United States(1). Yet it's often not until the untimely passing of a celebrity from a cardiac event - such as Billy Mays or Tim Russert - that the issue is brought to the forefront of Americans' health and wellness routine. And even then, when there's a heightened focus on heart health, a recent survey(2) uncovered that only 14 percent of people would be inclined to start regularly...

2009-06-17 12:12:35

 It is known that more intensive management of hypertension can improve blood pressure control and thus improve cardiovascular outcomes. However, there are several different systems of measuring the intensity of management of hypertension, and they have not been previously compared. If one system performs best, it would be important to use it to measure intensity of management for research and quality improvement purposes. Researchers from Boston University have compared different...

2009-05-05 12:18:33

Children who have high blood pressure are more likely to have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than children who are not hypertensive. They are also more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI), an indicator of body fat.The University of Rochester Medical Center study, which was presented in abstract form at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting today in Baltimore, shows that children with hypertension are four times as likely to have a learning...

2009-04-15 22:45:30

U.S. researchers say those incarcerated as youths may be at greater risk for high blood pressure. In addition, a heart condition associated with high blood pressure -- left ventricular hypertrophy -- was more common in those with a history of incarceration, 2 percent versus 0.6 of those never incarcerated. The study, reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found former inmates less likely to have access to regular medical care. Commonly cited factors -- such as drug/alcohol use...

2009-03-02 19:48:17

A U.S. researcher has linked hypertension in children with poorer thinking and working memory. The study, published in Journal of Pediatrics, found children with high blood pressure also were not as good as children with normal blood pressure when it comes to complicated goal-directed tasks and not as adept at planning. Children with both high blood pressure and obesity also were likely to have anxiety and depression. These results were very surprising to me, despite similar findings in...

2009-02-25 12:02:24

Obesity and high blood pressure associated with anxiety and depressionChildren with high blood pressure are not as good at complicated, goal-directed tasks, have more working memory problems and are not as adept at planning as their peers without hypertension, according to recent research. If they are both hypertensive and obese, they are also more likely to have anxiety and depression.Considering the demands on a child's brain "“ both in continued development and in education "“...

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2008-12-31 07:48:44

Ever get nervous on a trip to the doctor's office? Well, you're not alone. Brazilian researchers discovered that a phenomenon called white-coat hypertension is considered harmless in most people, but it appears to increase the risk of microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. The report was published in Diabetes Care. White-coat hypertension means some patients who normally don't have high blood pressure have a temporary increase in pressure during their visit to the...

2008-12-04 08:09:01

 A high blood pressure reading at the doctor's office may not be as predictive of heart risks as a high blood pressure reading at home.About 10 to 30 percent of people with high blood pressure have a condition known as resistant hypertension. For these patients blood pressure remains high despite treatments like antihypertensive drugs and diuretics. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (measuring blood pressure at regular intervals throughout the day, is increasingly important in...


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