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Making inroads in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two recent studies highlight diverse but promising approaches, and a few potential pitfalls, in better preventing cardiovascular disease across broad populations.

One study focused on patients 75 and older in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a sweeping effort to discover whether heart disease […]

July 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Research, Top 10 Research 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Making inroads in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Intensive program to lower blood pressure could prevent more than 100,000 deaths annually

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with common heart disease risk factors would participate in an intensive program to lower the top number in their blood pressure reading, according to a study presented Thursday at the American Heart […]

Pediatricians: Keep two numbers in mind when measuring BP

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Keeping two numbers in mind – one for teens and another for younger children – might help busy pediatricians more easily identify which kids need to actively control their blood pressure, according to an editorial published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Although pediatricians […]

March 28th, 2016|Categories: Children, High Blood Pressure, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pediatricians: Keep two numbers in mind when measuring BP

Study could alter approach to treating high blood pressure

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances as determined by American Heart Association volunteer and staff leaders.

It was 2011 when David Baldwin got a diagnosis familiar to millions of Americans: He had high blood pressure. He did […]

More aggressive treatment of high blood pressure saves lives in study

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — When the National Institutes of Health released teaser data in September from a major study showing that a more aggressive reduction in high blood pressure could significantly lower the rates of cardiovascular diseases and death, some criticized the agency for touting preliminary […]