Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) News and Research

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Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a condition where the pressure of the blood flowing through the arteries of the body is higher than it should be. Much like the pressure of the air in a tire, if the pressure of the blood is too high it can damage the arteries and organs of the body. Just like the tire, if the pressure suddenly becomes very high, catastrophic events can happen. Similarly, if the pressure remains somewhat elevated for a long enough period of time, premature wear and failure can occur.

Hypertension has its worst effects on the heart, kidneys, eyes, and brain. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hemorrhages of the retina of the eye, and generalized atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries all over the body).
Combined, heart disease and stroke account for over 50% of all deaths among Los Angeles County women

Combined, heart disease and stroke account for over 50% of all deaths among Los Angeles County women

New remote home care monitoring system

New remote home care monitoring system

Call for measures to counter under-diagnosis of angina

Call for measures to counter under-diagnosis of angina

Trial sparks debate over treatment of diabetic hypertensives

Trial sparks debate over treatment of diabetic hypertensives

Teen birth rate hits record low and prevalence of overweight among children has increased

Teen birth rate hits record low and prevalence of overweight among children has increased

New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers

New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

Heavy drinking during teenage years begins taking a serious health toll by the time people are 24 years old

Heavy drinking during teenage years begins taking a serious health toll by the time people are 24 years old

Mediterranean diet lowers levels of markers for inflammation and coagulation which have been linked to heart disease

Mediterranean diet lowers levels of markers for inflammation and coagulation which have been linked to heart disease

Pfizer focuses on enabling America's 43 million uninsured to obtain medicines at significant savings

Pfizer focuses on enabling America's 43 million uninsured to obtain medicines at significant savings

Rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients

Rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients

Red and processed meats, sweets and desserts may increase risk of stroke

Red and processed meats, sweets and desserts may increase risk of stroke

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol

Blood hormone may be key to appetite suppression and obesity control

Blood hormone may be key to appetite suppression and obesity control

50,000 people in the U.S. with cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or hepatitis C will be eligible for a Medicare drug lottery

50,000 people in the U.S. with cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or hepatitis C will be eligible for a Medicare drug lottery

Tommy G. Thompson has announced a new Medicare program that will save seniors and the disabled substantial money

Tommy G. Thompson has announced a new Medicare program that will save seniors and the disabled substantial money

Genes account for approximately 30 percent of longevity in humans

Genes account for approximately 30 percent of longevity in humans