Hypertension in the News

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

07/27/2015 - Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study

07/10/2015 - Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

07/09/2015 - Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study

07/09/2015 - Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

07/08/2015 - But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

07/02/2015 - Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure May Pose Problems for Young Adults

06/22/2015 - Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for High Blood Pressure

06/10/2015 - Age and lifestyle are factors

Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes

06/04/2015 - Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

05/28/2015 - Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

05/27/2015 - For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

05/27/2015 - But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

05/26/2015 - Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

05/20/2015 - Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

05/19/2015 - Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure

05/15/2015 - Researchers find odds about 80 percent higher among people with insufficient shuteye

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

05/11/2015 - Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

04/24/2015 - Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

04/20/2015 - New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

04/06/2015 - Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory


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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the "silent killer" because: