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Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.

The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. […]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure

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A higher severity of an injury during war – and of a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis later – could more than double the risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study of service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The study, published Monday in […]

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure

Harmful health effects of excessive sodium unchanged by other nutrients, study finds

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Eating nutrients like proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and amino acids has no apparent effect on excessive sodium’s negative impact on heart health and blood flow, new research shows.

The results affirm that lowering sodium intake can reduce high blood pressure, one of the major risk factors […]

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition, Research, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Harmful health effects of excessive sodium unchanged by other nutrients, study finds

Not enough sleep can hurt your health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Some preliminary research shows that older women who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have poor cardiovascular health.

Since sleep disturbances typically increase for women as they age, researchers studied what impact that has on their health.

They followed about 21,500 women health professionals between […]

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Women|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Not enough sleep can hurt your health

Pregnancy complication linked to heart failure risk, especially among Asian women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Doctors have known for some time that high blood pressure during pregnancy puts women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. Now, a new study shows these women — particularly Asians and Pacific Islanders — are more likely to be […]

Peritos en EE UU recomiendan presión arterial más baja para adultos mayores

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ANAHEIM, California — Según nuevas guías para práctica clínica redactadas por científicos y médicos, el riesgo de infartos, de ataques cerebrales y de muertes se puede reducir en adultos mayores de 65 años con presión arterial alta si se les da el mismo […]

Experts recommend lower blood pressure for older Americans

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ANAHEIM, California — The risk of heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and death can be reduced in adults 65 and older if they’re treated for blood pressure the same way younger people are – to a systolic blood pressure of less than 130 […]

Volunteer adds patient’s perspective to new high blood pressure guidelines

 By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — If you’re researching the best ways for doctors to diagnose and treat high blood pressure, it’s important for top cardiovascular experts to exhaustively analyze the best available scientific studies.

It’s also important to invite people from outside the scientific system, people who know […]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Volunteer adds patient’s perspective to new high blood pressure guidelines

What is a medical guideline, and how is it created?

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Healthcare providers regularly consult documents called guidelines when determining the best way to treat a patient.

Occasionally – as is expected with Monday’s announcement of new guidelines about treating high blood pressure – they can make big news.

But what exactly are guidelines? Why are […]

Healthier lifestyles = lower blood pressure risks for African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Small health improvements were associated with lower risk of developing high blood pressure for African-Americans, according to new research released Monday.

African-Americans who had at least two modifiable healthy behaviors at the beginning of the study, compared to those with one or none, saw their high blood […]