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Interactive health data plus reward incentives may help lower blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tracking health data can help lower blood pressure and earn patient rewards, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2015 Scientific Sessions.

About 80 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, but nearly 20 percent are unaware of it and only about […]

September 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Blood pressure study: Lower is better

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lower may be better when treating high blood pressure, federal health officials said Friday when announcing they were ending a major study more than a year early due to “potentially lifesaving information.”

Early results from the National Institutes of Health-funded study suggest that people with high […]

September 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |6 Comments

Basketball league helps African-American men control blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Russell Carter just wanted to shoot hoops with friends when he joined a men’s basketball league in the Austin, Texas, area. But soon he had a different goal.

“In the typical African-American community, the basketball court, barbershops and neighborhood lounges are places men convene for fellowship […]

Eating too much salt, even gradually, raises blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who gradually increase the amount of salt in their diet, along with people who habitually eat a higher-salt diet, face an increased risk of high blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

In a Japanese study of […]

July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Researchers to explore why some are hit harder by heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers from four institutions will explore why some Americans are hit harder by heart disease and what can be done about it.

The Strategically Focused Research Network on disparities will include investigators from the Medical University of South Carolina, Morehouse School of Medicine, Northwestern University and […]

Twitter chat: Lowering blood pressure among minorities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly half of African-American adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. That’s among the highest in the world.

High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke, putting African-Americans at increased risk. Their overall risk of having a first stroke is nearly twice that […]

Future vaccine may help lower blood pressure long-term

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A vaccine may one day help lower blood pressure for up to six months, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

The study in rats may eventually provide a novel alternative to treat high blood pressure in people, who would not need […]

Cracking the genetic code on heart problems in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

Day after day at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida where Donna Arnett, Ph.D., worked as a research […]

CVGPS researcher aims to help prevent and treat stroke with plumbing fix

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

You might think of stroke as a plumbing problem of the brain — a serious one. Stroke is […]

New treatment advice for heart patients with high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new scientific statement issued jointly by three medical organizations and published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, addresses how low to aim when treating patients with high blood pressure who also have vascular diseases.

The document provides an up-to-date summary on treating hypertension in patients who have […]