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).
Blood pressure testing in people under 35 often misdiagnosed

Blood pressure testing in people under 35 often misdiagnosed

Patient uses inorganic blood substitute

Patient uses inorganic blood substitute

AMA tackles health literacy

AMA tackles health literacy

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A drug that improves function of retinal blood vessels may be able to reduce the risk of stroke

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Oral sildenafil improved exercise tolerance, cardiac output and quality of life in 22 patients with primary pulmonary hypertension

Fluorescent molecule used to examine real time chemical reactions that result in smooth-muscle contraction

Fluorescent molecule used to examine real time chemical reactions that result in smooth-muscle contraction

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New Zealand researcher awarded largest renal failure grant ever

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Anti-ageing formula recalled due to excessive vitamin D3

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Alcohol Consumption Decreases Risk of Heart Disease in Men

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Sleep apnea may be commonly misdiagnosed with hypertension