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Landmark NIH Study Shows Intensive Blood Pressure Management May Save Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More intensive management of high blood pressure, below a commonly recommended blood pressure target, significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease, and lowers risk of death in a group of adults 50 years and older with high blood pressure. ... Full story

Groundbreaking heart study may change guidelines for treating high blood pressure

According to the initial results of a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical trial, more intensive management of high blood pressure may help significantly reduce rates of cardiovascular disease and lower the risk of death among older adults. ... Full story

Leading risk factors for death include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity

A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed high blood pressure is the number-one individual risk factor associated with Australian deaths, contributing to 28,500 deaths a year. ... Full story

Million Hearts launches annual blood pressure control challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched an annual challenge designed to identify and honor clinicians and health care teams that have helped their patients control high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes. ... Full story

Adrenals run amok: Discovery could aid precision medicine for high blood pressure

Many people may carry small clusters of cells with genetic mutations ... Full story

How does this grab you? Grip strength may tell whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure

Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood pressure, University of Florida researchers say. ... Full story

The result of eating too much salt can be measured in blood pressure

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

New receptor for controlling blood pressure discovered

P2Y2 receptor in blood vessel cells is a key element in the chain of regulation ... Full story

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