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Articles tagged ‘hypertension’

February 21, 2017

Targeting uric acid

The conference’s keynote lecture, delivered by Professor Austin Stack (University Hospital, Limerick, Ireland), homed in on the idea that serum uric acid directly contributes to increased cardiovascular disease. This was shown in his team’s work published in 2013,1 which used retrospective data to identify a direct correlation between raised serum uric acid concentrations and increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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November 24, 2015

Black people at greater risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Black people are more likely than white people to experience sudden cardiac arrest and at a much earlier age, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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April 29, 2015

Active rheumatoid arthritis increases cardiovascular risk

Among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, higher disease activity is independently associated with greater left ventricular (LV) relative wall thickness, reflecting subclinical heart disease, according to a study published recently in Rheumatology.1

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January 29, 2015

Long-duration space flight may pose heart problems

A study1 from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has found some unexpected changes in haemodynamics following prolonged weightlessness. They observed that, while ambulatory heart rate does not change, systemic blood pressure decreases during prolonged space flight.

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January 29, 2015

Irrefutable benefit for exercise to combat heart disease

Current evidence supports the assertion of exercise being a cornerstone therapy in reducing cardiovascular (CV) risk and in the prevention, treatment, and control of hypertension, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Hypertension.1

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December 20, 2013

Stroke mortality decline – credit where it’s due

The decline of stroke from third to fourth leading cause of death represents a major public health and clinical medicine success story, attributable to research studies and the application of their findings in developing intervention programmes, according to a study1 published recently in Stroke.

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September 18, 2013

AF more common than guidelines suggest

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is more common than present guidelines suggest, according to a study1 published recently in Stroke, which also finds that the associated risk of ischaemic stroke increases with age, close to that of hypertension in individuals aged ≥80 years.

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August 30, 2013

Walking and running – similar mortality reduction in hypertensive patients

Moderate and vigorous exercise produce similar reductions in mortality for patients suffering from hypertension, according to a study1 published recently in Hypertension.

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June 20, 2013

New-onset AF linked to SCD in patients with hypertension

Development of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) identifies hypertensive patients at increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a study1 published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

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May 22, 2013

Transcendental meditation may lower blood pressure

Transcendental Meditation (TM) techniques lower blood pressure, and may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension, according to a recent report1 from the American Heart Association (AHA).

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