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AHA: The Study and Town That Changed the Health of a Generation

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) – It's been 70 years since a small, middle-class community 23 miles west of Boston became the linchpin in helping to solve the mysteries of heart disease. Smoking. Cholesterol. Blood pressure. Obesity. It's common knowledge today that these all can lead to heart trouble. But in the 1940s, with one in two deaths caused by cardiovascular ...

Putting Faith in Blood Pressure Control for Black Patients

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TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 – For black Americans striving for lower blood pressure, churches may provide the answer to their prayers. "African-Americans have a significantly greater burden of hypertension and heart disease, and our findings prove that people with uncontrolled hypertension can, indeed, better manage their blood pressure through programs administered in places of worship," said study ...

AHA: How Many Days of Checks Needed to Diagnose High Blood Pressure?

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FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) – A routine visit to the doctor's office typically results in a single blood pressure measurement. But for people on the verge of being diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension, visits usually involve several additional checks at the office, along with a recommendation of having more taken at home. But how many? At least three days' ...

'Southern' Diet Blamed for Black Americans' Health Woes

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TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 – Black Americans are at greater risk of high blood pressure than whites, and a new study suggests the "Southern" diet bears much of the blame. Experts have long known that blacks are more likely to die of heart disease and stroke than whites – and that rates of high blood pressure explain a lot of that disparity. But why are blacks more likely to develop high blood ...

Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence Blood Pressure

Posted 18 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 – In what is being billed as the largest genetic study ever conducted, British scientists report they have spotted more than 500 genes that play a role in blood pressure. The research, which involved more than 1 million people, expands the understanding of the genetic factors that determine blood pressure and could lead to new treatments for the condition, according to ...

Hospitals May Overprescribe Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

Posted 13 Sep 2018 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 – One in seven older veterans are sent home from the hospital with doses of blood pressure medications so high they can leave them feeling dizzy and at risk for falls, a new study finds. Prescribing higher doses of these drugs occurs even though half of the patients had their blood pressure controlled with lower doses before they went to the hospital, the researchers ...

Timing May Be Critical When Taking Meds

Posted 12 Sep 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 – When you take your medications may have a lot to do with how well they work, new research suggests. Using new bioinformatics tools, scientists analyzed thousands of human tissue samples and created a database of daily rhythms in human gene activity that includes many genes that regulate how drugs work. The database may help researchers identify the time when giving ...

AHA: Many With Supposed Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure Aren't Taking Meds

Posted 10 Sep 2018 by

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) – For about one in five people with what appears to be hard-to-treat, or resistant, high blood pressure, they simply aren't taking prescribed medications, new research suggests. Drug-resistant hypertension appears to be on the rise and occurs when blood pressure remains above normal even after the patient has been put on three or more blood ...

Home Monitoring Works for Blood Pressure Patients

Posted 10 Sep 2018 by

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 – Home blood pressure monitoring can improve control of high blood pressure and reduce health care costs. That's the conclusion of a preliminary study that included 2,550 adults with uncontrolled high blood pressure. They each received free home blood pressure monitors, online and print resources for tracking their blood pressure readings, and reminders to check their ...

AHA: What's a Dangerous Level of Blood Pressure in Pregnancy?

Posted 10 Sep 2018 by

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) – High blood pressure rates could nearly double in women of childbearing age if the latest guidelines are used, according to a new study. But researchers say more investigation is needed to see if those lower blood pressure targets in pregnant women are safe – or effective. The study, published Sept. 10 in the journal Hypertension, set out to ...

Kids Without Access to Good Food Face High Blood Pressure Risk

Posted 6 Sep 2018 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 – Poor nutrition increases a child's risk of high blood pressure, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed national health survey data for 2007 to 2014 from more than 7,200 U.S. kids between 8 and 17 years of age. More than one-fifth lacked good access to nutritious foods, and more than 12 percent overall had high blood pressure. Among kids with poor nutrition, 14.4 ...

New Hormonal Link Suspected in Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 4 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 – Two disorders that often occur together – type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – may have a common link in a hormone called aldosterone, researchers suggest. Aldosterone has already been implicated in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). Now, a new study reports that people with higher levels of aldosterone had more than twice the odds of ...

IVF May Put Children at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Posted 4 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 – In vitro fertilization gives couples struggling to conceive the chance to have children, but a new study suggests these kids are at increased risk for high blood pressure. The study, of 54 teens conceived through assisted reproduction, found that eight – or 15 percent – had high blood pressure. That compared with just one case among 43 teenagers who were conceived ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity, Found in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by

As a precautionary measure, Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg to the hospital, retail and consumer level.  This recall of multiple batches of Valsartan Tablets was prompted due to the detection of trace amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible process impurity or contaminant in an active ...

New Triple-Combo Pill Controls Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Posted 14 Aug 2018 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 – A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial. About 70 percent of patients with mild-to-moderate high blood pressure who were given the "Triple Pill" reached their target blood pressure goal of 140/90 or less within six months, compared with 55 ...

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