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).
Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal

Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal

Scientists reveal engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health

Scientists reveal engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health

Marijuana use linked with risk of death from hypertension, study says

Marijuana use linked with risk of death from hypertension, study says

Study suggests possible risk of hypertension mortality from marijuana use

Study suggests possible risk of hypertension mortality from marijuana use

Study: New Medicine Service could save NHS England £517.6m

Study: New Medicine Service could save NHS England £517.6m

Computer analysis of oxygen levels overnight may be easy, reliable way to detect pediatric sleep apnea

Computer analysis of oxygen levels overnight may be easy, reliable way to detect pediatric sleep apnea

Prevention of vascular risk factors could reduce incidence of Alzheimer's disease

Prevention of vascular risk factors could reduce incidence of Alzheimer's disease

Study recommends revision of current guidelines for assessing orthostatic hypotension

Study recommends revision of current guidelines for assessing orthostatic hypotension

Hunger-controlling brain cells offer potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity

Hunger-controlling brain cells offer potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity

Important things that women need to know about heart disease

Important things that women need to know about heart disease

Research shows alarming prevalence of overfat pandemic in developed countries

Research shows alarming prevalence of overfat pandemic in developed countries

People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

Targeting risk factors throughout life stages could prevent 35% of dementia cases, study reveals

Targeting risk factors throughout life stages could prevent 35% of dementia cases, study reveals

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

Aggressive treatment for hypertension may lead to kidney damage, research suggests

Aggressive treatment for hypertension may lead to kidney damage, research suggests

A heart-healthy diet may lower risk of cognitive impairment in old age, studies suggest

A heart-healthy diet may lower risk of cognitive impairment in old age, studies suggest

LSTM awarded £11 million by NIHR to establish new research unit and groups

LSTM awarded £11 million by NIHR to establish new research unit and groups

New partnership to advance novel airway-delivered gene therapy for treating pulmonary hypertension

New partnership to advance novel airway-delivered gene therapy for treating pulmonary hypertension

Scientists develop first app and method to predict heart events after liver transplant

Scientists develop first app and method to predict heart events after liver transplant