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Category Archives: Hypertension

More Children Have High Blood Pressure – MedPage Today

Posted: October 12, 2019 at 11:44 pm

Hypertension affected 4% of children worldwide, a systematic review and meta-analysis showed. The prevalence of childhood hypertension rose at a relative rate of 75% to 79% from 2000 to 2015 and was tied to BMI, reported Yajie Zhu, PhD, of the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford in England, and colleagues. Continue reading

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Kidney-heart connection is focus of upcoming HealthyLife seminar – Times Union

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MODERATO II Study: Cardiac Neuromodulation Significantly Reduces Systolic Blood Pressure – Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology

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October 10. 2019 Late-breaking results from its MODERATO II double-blind, randomized study of BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy (CNT) demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful reductions in systolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients also indicated for a pacemaker. The results were presented as late-breaking science at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2019 annual conference Continue reading

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If You Have High Blood Pressure, You May Be at Higher Risk for This Cancer – msnNOW

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Chinnapong/Shutterstock There's a reason why a nurse or doctor checks your blood pressure every time you walk into their office: Nearly a third of all adults in the United States have hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionand the risk climbs as you get older. Among adults 60 and older, 63 percent have high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to heart troubles and other chronic health conditions Continue reading

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The innovative new ways scientists are tackling high blood pressure – Noted

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Drug discord Hypertension specialist Dr Walter van der Merwe has a number of beefs about the way New Zealand deals with hypertension. He says the condition doesnt get the attention it deserves, and we dont have the right combinations of drugs to treat it Continue reading

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Incident Hypertension Associated With Continuous NSAID Use in Ankylosing Spondylitis – Rheumatology Advisor

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The continuous use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with the development of incident hypertension in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), compared with patients with AS who reported noncontinuous or no NSAID use, according to research results published in Arthritis Care and Research. Researchers investigated the link between NSAID use and the development of incident hypertension in a prospective, observational cohort of patients with AS Continue reading

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Pulmonary hypertension – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Posted: September 14, 2019 at 2:43 pm

Overview Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in your lungs and the right side of your heart. In one form of pulmonary hypertension, tiny arteries in your lungs, called pulmonary arterioles, and capillaries become narrowed, blocked or destroyed. Continue reading

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High blood pressure (hypertension) Disease Reference Guide …

Posted: April 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

Medically reviewed on May 12, 2018 High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure Continue reading

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Hypertension: Nursing Care Management and Study Guide

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During Nurse Maegans shift in a hospital hypertension clinic, a patient came in with her daughter. The 85-year-old patient had her blood pressure taken, and Nurse Maegan noted that it is 210/158 mmHg. The patient attributes the increase of her blood pressure to her age Continue reading

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Hypertension – Genetics Home Reference – NIH

Posted: January 20, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries, which are the blood vessels that carry blood from the to the rest of the body. As the heart beats, it forces blood through the arteries to deliver nutrients and oxygen to the rest of the body. The strength of the blood pushing against the artery walls is blood pressure, which is measured in units called millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Continue reading

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