Severe Hypertension News
Behavioral support from peers, staff lowers patients??
• Severe Hypertension News • May 21 12
Behavioral support from peers and primary care office staff can help patients improve their blood pressure control by as much as starting a new drug, a new study found. Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., M.A., M.A.C.P., of UT Medicine San Antonio, is the senior author.
The randomized, controlled trial examined whether six months of intervention - behavioral support from peers and primary care office staff - could benefit African-American patients who had poor control of systolic pressure despite one to two years of prescriptions and office visits. Systolic pressure is the force of the blood against vessels as the heart contracts.
“These patients had previously failed to have their blood pressure controlled despite physicians continuing to intensity their medications, so we decided that adding more medicine just wasn??™t going to work,” Dr. Turner said. “You start to think, what other things could I do for this person rather than just pills?”
Hunter-gatherers and horticulturalist lifestyle linked to lower blood pressure increases
• Severe Hypertension News • May 21 12
Hunter-gatherers and forager-horticulturalists who live off the land and grow what they need to survive have lower age-related increases in blood pressure and less…
High blood pressure affects 1 in 3: WHO
• Severe Hypertension News • May 16 12
One in three adults suffers from high blood pressure, a key cause of strokes and heart disease, according to World Health Organisation figures released…
Physical fitness may reduce hypertension risk in people with family history
• Severe Hypertension News • May 15 12
If your parents have a history of high blood pressure, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing the disease with moderate exercise and…
The Future of Hypertension Treatment: Simple, Fast, and Beautiful
• Severe Hypertension News • May 02 12
Vessix Vascular, a pre-revenue stage medical technology company, and product innovation consultancy Karten Design introduce the V2 Renal Denervation System™ - a new device…
U.S. cholesterol rate falls, study shows.
• Severe Hypertension News • Apr 25 12
Only 13.4 percent of U.S. adults have high cholesterol, a federal agency said on Tuesday, possibly reflecting better diet, more exercise and the increased…
Eating Low-Fat Dairy Foods May Reduce Your Risk of Stroke
• Severe Hypertension News • Apr 24 12
If you eat low-fat dairy foods, you may be reducing your risk of stroke.
In a Swedish study published in the American…
Cardiovascular disease risk of high normal blood pressure decreases in old age
• Severe Hypertension News • Apr 22 12
High normal blood pressure becomes less of a risk factor for incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) with age, according to…
Telemonitoring may not help older patients
• Severe Hypertension News • Apr 17 12
Older patients with heart, lung or kidney disease who were monitored with at-home electronic systems were just as likely to be sent to the…
High Blood Pressure Medication Use by Heart Failure Patients Not Linked with Increased Risk of Death
• Severe Hypertension News • Apr 11 12
Although observational studies have suggested that losartan, a drug used primarily for the treatment of hypertension, may be associated with an increased risk of…
Cholesterol Control Tied to Economic Factors
• Severe Hypertension News • Apr 10 12
Country-level measures of healthcare systems and economic development are associated with the control of cholesterol levels, an international registry showed.
Soy Helps Reduce Blood Pressure
• Severe Hypertension News • Mar 30 12
Individuals who ingest the highest amounts of soy protein in a day appear to see a significant lowering of their systolic blood pressure, researchers…
Non-HDL-C Level Linked With Risk Of Major Cardiovascular Events Among Patients Taking Statins
• Severe Hypertension News • Mar 28 12
Levels of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) among statin-treated patients appears to be associated with the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event, such as…
Arm blood pressure differences ‘predict death risk’
• Severe Hypertension News • Mar 22 12
A large difference between the blood pressure in each arm suggests a bigger risk of dying early, researchers claim.
A study of…
Pain Relievers Could be Spiking Your Blood Pressure
• Severe Hypertension News • Mar 21 12
Diseases such as kidney failure and endocrine tumors are among the suspects causing high blood pressure - but could the common pain relievers in…
Blood pressure drug effective for treating PTSD-related nightmares
• Severe Hypertension News • Mar 07 12
Mayo Clinic researchers this week will announce the use of the blood pressure drug prazosin as an effective treatment to curb post- traumatic stress…
African-Americans More Likely to Develop Hypertension But Less Likely to Take Life-Saving Medication
• Severe Hypertension News • Feb 20 12
Racial disparities in hypertension control account for nearly 8,000 preventable deaths annually among African-Americans, making increased blood pressure control among African-Americans a ???compelling goal,???…
Sense raises ?
• Severe Hypertension News • Feb 16 12
Sense A/S out of Taastrup, Denmark is developing a continuous blood pressure monitor that doesn??™t rely on a typical pressure cuff, but rather on a patch that has electrodes that sense the changing impedance of tissue around a vessel and convert it into a BP reading. Measuring other characteristics in electrical signal can also identify vascular stiffness and pulse velocity.
The company just raised ?‚¬ 4.5 million in a third investment round and believes that a 510(k) approval from the FDA is likely sufficient to get the device to market.
The Danish company Sense A/S develops ContiPress?„?, which continuously measures the patient??™s blood pressure 24 hours a day, down to every 10 second day and night, without the user noticing. ContiPress?„? consists of an intelligent patch, which the doctor or nurse places on the patient??™s upper arm. From there, the unit monitors the patient??™s blood pressure over 24 hours and stores the data for subsequent analysis via an enclosed piece of software. The result is comprehensive data about the patient??™s blood pressure over 24 hours and thus an optimal basis for making the correct diagnosis.
Blood pressure drugs need to match the situation
• Severe Hypertension News • Feb 07 12
For some people, lifestyle measures are enough to keep blood pressure under control. But they’re not enough for everyone.
For one thing,…
Lipitor patent ends; generic available: What now?
• Severe Hypertension News • Feb 06 12
Lipitor is the most prescribed name-brand drug in America - nearly 3.5 million people take it every day to control their cholesterol. Since the…
2-arm blood pressure check indicator for risk from heart disease or death
• Severe Hypertension News • Jan 30 12
A systematic review and meta-analysis carried out by researchers at the University of Exeter Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) has found that…
Swimming lowers older adults’ blood pressure
• Severe Hypertension News • Jan 25 12
Many older adults like to take a dip a pool, and now a small study suggests it can be good for their blood pressure.…
Hypertension in Pregnant Women
• Severe Hypertension News • Jan 23 12
Hypertension in pregnancy involves a significant risk to both mother and baby. Although the incidence of eclampsia is falling, hypertension in pregnancy still results…
Pre-Hypertension Still Raises Heart Risk in Men
• Severe Hypertension News • Jan 21 12
Pre-hypertensive middle-aged men may have more to worry about than developing full-blown high blood pressure. They also are at an increased risk for a…
Canada’s first renal denervation procedure to reduce high blood pressure performed today
• Severe Hypertension News • Jan 18 12
Doctors at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today performed a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat high blood pressure, called renal denervation, for the…