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UC Davis researchers discover how high blood pressure damages the heart

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The heart’s ability to adjust its contraction strength in response to increases in blood pressure can, when the condition ...

Relaxed Blood Pressure Guidelines Cut Millions from Needing Medication

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – New guidelines that ease the recommended blood pressure could result in 5.8 ...

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Stroke for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Poor blood pressure control among patients with atrial fibrillation is associated with a 50-percent increased risk of stroke, according to an analysis presented by Duke Medicine researchers. ... Full story

Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

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Even if they don’t reduce body fat, obesity prevention programs can lower kids’ blood pressure

BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP), a particular problem in children because research has found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, carrying with it a wide range of possible negative consequences. ... Full story

Chowing down on watermelon could lower blood pressure / More FSU News - Florida State 24/7

Be sure to pick up a watermelon — or two — at your neighborhood farmers’ market. ... Full story

Doctors Less Likely to Intensify BP Treatment in Depressed Patients

Physicians may be less likely to intensify blood pressure treatment in patients with uncontrolled hypertension who are also depressed, according to a new P&S study published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine. ... Full story

Premenopausal women needed for new blood pressure study

For UTAS School of Human Life Sciences researchers trying to work out how different kinds of food affects blood pressure, one particular variable has led to a new study that requires the assistance of women. ... Full story

For older hypertension patients, an unwelcome tradeoff

Medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30% to 40% — injuries that have a similar effect on mortality and functional loss as the strokes and heart attacks the blood pressure drugs are meant to prevent — according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Feb. 24 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. ... Full story

Scientists discover 11 new genes affecting blood pressure

New research from Queen Mary University of London has discovered 11 new DNA sequence variants in genes influencing high blood pressure and heart disease. ... Full story

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