MONDAY, July 15, 2019 -- Act sooner rather than later to prevent heart disease, a new study suggests. This means young adults should not put off treating high blood pressure or unhealthy cholesterol levels.
The study involved more than 36,000 Americans. It came to some sobering conclusions about young adults with high blood pressure or elevated LDL cholesterol (the "bad" kind): They may face increased risks of heart disease years later -- even if they manage to get those numbers down in middle-age.
WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 -- High blood pressure exacts a far greater toll on poor people than it does on affluent Americans, a new, national study finds.
The data from the clinical trial, which was designed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), showed that poor people were half as likely to have their blood pressure controlled over the course of six years. They were also more likely to die, and to die of heart disease during the study period.
TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication can play a huge role in reducing high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke, heart attack and other serious health problems. Yet given the wide selection of drugs for doctors to choose from, figuring out which drug works best for someone is difficult.
But researchers may have found a better way to predict the effectiveness and side effects of blood pressure drugs, and it doesn't involve taking a single pill. Instead, it relies on genetics.
FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 -- High blood pressure is a serious risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other life-threatening medical conditions. While many people need medication and dietary changes to control their blood pressure, exercise is a key component of nearly every management plan.
Scientists know that exercise causes the body to adapt in ways that lower blood pressure, but there's no single formula guaranteed to work for everyone. However, there are general guidelines regarding four key aspects of exercise.