The endothelium, the cellular layer lining the body's blood vessels, is extremely resilient. Measuring just a few hundred nanometers in thickness, this super-tenuous structure routinely withstands blood flow, hydrostatic pressure, stretch...Show More Summary
A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. And while their American-born children may have more money, they tend to live shorter lives than the parents. Show More Summary
A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in the United States, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Presented at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension Considered the "silent killer," high blood pressure affects approximately one billion people worldwide, including one in three adults in the United States. Show More Summary
We've all been told many times to cut down on salt intake in order to lower our risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. But a new report from the Institute of Medicine suggests that cutting down on salt might not be the best course. Show More Summary
Got high blood pressure? Try hanging up your cell phone.
Increased sodium consumption raises blood pressure, and high blood pressure is strongly correlated with (and perhaps causes) heart disease. Thus, a low salt diet reduces the risk of heart disease. Sounds reasonable. But apparently wrong. A committee set up by the National Institute of Medicine (part of the CDC), just released their review of the […]
There is an abundant—and ever-growing—body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health. Poor sleep is associated with a range of heart problems, including high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack. Now, new research...
San Francisco, Calif. May 15, 2013 – Considered the "silent killer," high blood pressure affects approximately one billion people worldwide, including one in three adults in the United States. From May 15 – 18, 2013, members of the medical...Show More Summary
Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact. Show More Summary
By Peter Geschek: Renal denervation therapy is a new, minimally invasive procedure that will help people with hopelessly high blood pressure that just refuses to budge to medication. The procedure is promising to become a major income source for device makers. Show More Summary
Cardiology device makers haven’t had much good to report to investors lately. The entire medical device market has struggled with pricing pressures and other hurdles, but the headaches of heart devices — from mature markets to Europe’s financial crush — have ramped up the pressure on industry firms such as Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT). This industry’s far [...]
Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact. read more
A new study suggests that hypertensive teenagers have higher academic achievement and fewer emotional and behavioral problems than peers with normal blood pressure.
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) announced today that the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) donated $20,000 to support Measure Up/Pressure Down, a national campaign to improve high blood pressure prevention, detection, and control, spearheaded by the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF), AMGA's nonprofit education and research arm.
Computer simulations show that high blood pressure can be entirely explained by arterial stiffening as we age, say researchers
Teenagers with high blood pressure appear to have better psychological adjustment and enjoy higher quality of life than those with normal blood pressure, suggests a study in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. Show More Summary
Professor Liu Lisheng, president of the World Hypertension League (lamest superheroes ever), addressed one of China's biggest health concerns on Sunday: one third of Chinese adults present with hypertension and over 330 million Chinese have high blood pressure, Xinhua reports. [ more › ]
An estimated 12.5% of Canadians in Canada have evidence of chronic kidney disease, including people without risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Show More Summary
A study appearing in the Journal of Nutritional BiochemistryÂ¹ demonstrates that grapes are able to reduce heart failure associated with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension) by increasing the activity of several genes responsible for antioxidant defense in the heart tissue. Show More Summary