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).
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Study examines attainment of obesity prevention guidelines in preschool-age children

Study examines attainment of obesity prevention guidelines in preschool-age children

Study provides insights into prediction and prevention of Asian dust-related acute myocardial infarctions

Study provides insights into prediction and prevention of Asian dust-related acute myocardial infarctions

NSAIDs may not be safe for arthritis patients with cardiovascular risk, study shows

NSAIDs may not be safe for arthritis patients with cardiovascular risk, study shows

Biomedical engineering researchers aim to attack two banes of cardiovascular disease

Biomedical engineering researchers aim to attack two banes of cardiovascular disease

Women more often receive inadequate treatment to prevent cardiovascular events

Women more often receive inadequate treatment to prevent cardiovascular events

Insertable cardiac monitors reveal prevalence of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in high risk patients

Insertable cardiac monitors reveal prevalence of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in high risk patients

Use of antiseptic mouthwash could put patients at risk for CVD

Use of antiseptic mouthwash could put patients at risk for CVD

Women with history of pre-eclampsia more likely to face atherosclerosis decades after pregnancy

Women with history of pre-eclampsia more likely to face atherosclerosis decades after pregnancy

Cancer drug may inhibit growth of cysts in patients with inherited form of kidney disease

Cancer drug may inhibit growth of cysts in patients with inherited form of kidney disease

Two studies offer additional support to lower systolic blood pressure in high-risk patients

Two studies offer additional support to lower systolic blood pressure in high-risk patients

Researchers uncover how mutations in single gene lead to rare kidney and liver disease

Researchers uncover how mutations in single gene lead to rare kidney and liver disease

High level of heart disease pipeline innovation could bridge unmet need in treating CVD

High level of heart disease pipeline innovation could bridge unmet need in treating CVD

Common obesity and diabetes drug could be used as novel way to lower brain pressure

Common obesity and diabetes drug could be used as novel way to lower brain pressure

New guidelines offer recommendations to identify, treat high blood pressure in children and teens

New guidelines offer recommendations to identify, treat high blood pressure in children and teens

Antipsychotics commonly prescribed to adults with IDD, study finds

Antipsychotics commonly prescribed to adults with IDD, study finds

New trial plans to use text messages for identifying, reducing high blood pressure in at-risk patients

New trial plans to use text messages for identifying, reducing high blood pressure in at-risk patients

Vegan diets linked to lower levels of total cholesterol, review finds

Vegan diets linked to lower levels of total cholesterol, review finds

Children being increasingly diagnosed with hypertension

Children being increasingly diagnosed with hypertension

Hypertension during pregnancy linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Hypertension during pregnancy linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease