Tag: "diastolic" at medical news
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...ide howaggressively to pursue the HSTP-recommended diastolic
blood pressure goal. The 46-month hypertension study, which ran from May 1989 to February1993, did not follow a traditional randomized model. Instead, it relied on"real-world" data collected from clinicians who were primarily interested int...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...ey. Serum cholesterol level, systolic and diastolic
blood pressure andcigarette smoking were selected as factors not only because of their substantialinfluence on risk, but also because of the high prevalence of these traits inthe adult population and the fact that they can be prevented and controlled...
Morning Coffee Boosts Blood Pressure, Stress Hormones All Day
...t-disease risk showed that a 5-point difference in diastolic
blood-pressure-- the lower number used to assess health risk -- was associated with at least a34 percent increase in stroke and a 21 percent increase in the incidence ofcoronary heart disease While researchers have long known that caffeine ca...
Statement from Claude Lenfant, M.D., NHLBI Director, on Trends in Hypertension
...3 is systolic bloodpressure of 180 to 209 mm Hg or diastolic
blood pressure of 110 to 119 mm Hg.Stage 4 high bl...od pressure averages of 140 mm Hg orgreater and/or diastolic
blood pressure averages of 90 mm Hg or greater. Thesystolic pressure is the pressure of blood in the...
Research Shows That Noncompliance Is Responsible For Half The Cases Of Nonresponse To Antihypertensive Drug Treatment
...relationbetween measured compliance and ambulatory diastolic
blood pressure (r=0.37,p<0.05). The eDEM Monitor, a medication package equipped with an electronic microchip,compiles the dosing histories of patients prescribed oral medications. TheMonitor, developed by AARDEX Ltd., registers dosing times a...
Losing hostility makes heart patients healthier
... responses to them. At the start of the study, the diastolic
blood pressures averaged 90.3 in theintervention group and 88.9 in the control group, statistically similar. Levelsof 90 or higher often are associated with strokes or heart attacks. Theresearchers reassessed participants after they completed their...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs provide double protection against heart disease
... blood pressure, both systolic (heart pumping) and diastolic
(heart at rest). "Reversing remodeling may result in a reduction in the development of plaque,which in turn can reduce the risk of a heart attack," says Yokoyama. However,further research is needed to confirm this idea. The Japanese team did not s...
Aging hearts need social support
... pressure, as measured both in restingsystolic and diastolic
forms. However, the relationship held true only i... decades younger. Of people low in social support, diastolic
blood pressure averaged about 63 foryoung people, 74 for older people. In individuals with strong s...
Hormone linked to body weight may help regulate blood pressure
... thatmen with higher leptin levels also had higher diastolic
blood pressure -- thepressure when the heart is resting between beats. "The data clearly indicatethat high leptin levels are related to high blood pressure," Takizawa says. He adds that although other studies have found that weight loss leads to are...
Education may help the fight against high blood pressure
...ad a high school education or less. For instance, diastolic
bloodpressure -- the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats -- increased anaverage 13 mm/Hg for adolescents whose parents had less education, nearly twicethe 7 mm/Hg rise in the teenagers whose parents had more education, she says. Africa...
New study confirms importance of systolic blood pressure
... finds that systolic blood pressure, far more than diastolic
bloodpressure, identifies patients with hypertensi...ent strategies havefocused on lowering a patient's diastolic
pressure, because diastolic
pressureaccurately predicted heart disease and stroke risk in younger pa...
New research shows important differences in the response to antihypertensive treatment depending on age and sex
...in risk of myocardial infarction with lower target diastolic
blood pressure compared with men. The 1-2 mm Hg lower diastolic
blood pressure observed in the HOT Study older population is also clinically important. Taken toget...
Insulin precursor linked with increased stroke risk; may represent new risk factor
...e lowest levels. In women with both the highest diastolic
blood pressure (the lower number in a blood pressu...se categories, Lindahl adds. "In the study, the diastolic
blood pressure seems to be a stronger risk factor than the systolic blood pressure the higher numbe...
Partner's presence associated with lower blood pressure
... days, Gump and colleagues found that systolic and diastolic
blood pressure measurements were lower during periods of interaction with a significant other than during interaction with any other person. Systolic blood pressure, expressed as the first number in a blood pressure reading, refers to the pressure...
Blood pressure measures during exercise can indicate unhealthy hearts
...een systolic blood pressure (the upper number) and diastolic
blood pressure (the lower number) -- during exercise was associated with a dysfunction of the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels. These cells control the ability of the blood vessels to dilate, or expand, which allows more blood to flow durin...
News tips from the care and outcomes meeting
...ses). Lower attendance was associated with higher diastolic
blood pressure, weight gain in the previous six months and a tendency to view the program as requiring a lot of effort. Shiriki K. Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 215-898-2629; firstname.lastname@example.org . P...
New data shows rapid and sustained weight loss with Xenical
...t month of treatment. Reductions were seen in mean diastolic
and systolic blood pressure (by 1.3 and 2.6 mmHg, ...es decreased by 14%) Reductions were seen in mean diastolic
and systolic blood pressure (by 4.6 and 9.4 mmHg, respectively) These studies show that Xenical hel...
Researchers receive $1.7 million to study exercise therapy and effects on aging, heart failure
...the pumping process. While this condition - called diastolic
dysfunction - is associated with normal, healthy a...ers first will identify the precise alterations of diastolic
dysfunction in normal aging. They then will compare these changes with those associated with congest...
Trunk fat causes heavy load for boys
...rement was positively associated with systolic and diastolic
pressure. However, when we looked at the gender groups separately, we found the relationship was limited to boys and this difference was not influenced by race, says Gallagher. In adults, a greater accumulation of trunk fat is known to be a predispo...
Blood pressure drugs relax heart, reduce heart failure risk
...icle, the hearts main pumping chamber, to improved diastolic
function. Thats important, because diastolic
dysfunction is the cause of congestive heart failure in about 40 percent of older people, says Wacht...
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