Tag Archive: blood pressure

Jul 07

Men are at greater risk of sudden cardiac death than women

Results from the long-running Framingham Heart Study published June 29, 2016 in the Journal of the American Heart Association says that men have at least twice the risk of dying from sudden cardiac death (SCD) than women, at all ages. Those with greater aggregate risk factor burden, or blood pressure level alone had a higher …

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Apr 19

Effect of ginseng on blood pressure: Study

A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess whether ginseng has an effect on BP. Ginseng appears to have neutral vascular affects; therefore, should not be discouraged for concern of increased BP. [J Hum Hypertens. 14 April 2016]

Dec 30

Anyone at high risk of a cardiovascular event should be offered blood pressure-lowering drugs

Anyone at high risk of a cardiovascular event should be offered blood pressure-lowering drugs, regardless of their blood pressure at the start of treatment, suggests new research published in The Lancet.

Sep 07

New research suggests drinking coffee could increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks

New research suggests drinking coffee could increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks in young adults with mild cases of high blood pressure. The results were presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress.

Apr 18

A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension has linked eating meals away from home and high blood pressure.

A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension has linked eating meals away from home and high blood pressure. Researchers noted that participants with hypertension or pre–hypertension were more likely than participants without hypertension or pre–hypertension to eat out more often, have a higher BMI, have lower levels of physical activity and be …

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