Long work hours at the office linked to both regular and hidden high blood pressure
Office workers who spend long hours on the job are more likely to have high blood pressure, including a type that can go undetected during a routine medical appointment, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
High blood pressure in the emergency room predicts risk of cardiovascular disease
There is a strong correlation between high blood pressure in patients in the emergency room and an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a large registry study published in the journal Hypertension.
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol in Young Adults Associated with Later Heart Disease
Increased risk found to be independent of exposure to these risk factors later in life
Pre-Eclampsia May Carry Long-Term Heart Risks for Women
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure that arises in some pregnant women, but a review of published studies indicates that its effects on cardiovascular health can persist well after pregnancy.
Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Study challenges “no pain no gain” requirement for patients with clogged leg arteries
Patients with peripheral arterial disease should be given the option of pain-free exercise, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1
Even in young children: higher weight = higher blood pressure
Overweight four-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke. That’s the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology…
Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Greater Need for Blood Pressure Medications
In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008–2010 through 2012–2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time.
Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest
A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) presented at EHRA 2019.
Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation
Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study presented at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal.
Surgery involving ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust,…