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Trials on hormone therapy and hypertension treatment change practice, medication usage of patients

...om clinical trials on hormone therapy and treating hypertension have changed the way physicians prescribe and the ...dividuals in the United States diagnosed as having hypertension incurring annual treatment costs of $15.5 billion, these early ALLHAT results would be expected to h...

Drop in hormone therapy use shows physicians heed clinical trial findings, Stanford researchers say

...ractice that have come about," Stafford said. The hypertension study dealing with a class of drug known as alpha-blockers found that physician response, while positive, was less dramatic and less rapid. In that clinical trial, researchers compared four types of medications for treating high blood pressure: an al...

Arm position matters in blood pressure readings according to UCSD medical researchers

... The proportion of seated patients classified with hypertension (high blood pressure) was 22 percent with the arm perpendicular and 41 percent with the arm parallel to the body. "In every body position, the systolic and diastolic blood pressure measured with the arm perpendicular to the body was significantly l...

Overweight Hispanic youth face increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome

...besity, low HDL-cholesterol, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). They discovered that 90 percent of the subjects had at least one feature of the metabolic syndrome. Furthermore, 30 percent had three or more risk factors and had the metabolic syndrome. These findings show that...

Modest exercise can prevent weight gain

... body fat and cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension lends further importance to this finding." Participants who did not exercise experienced an average 0.8 percent increase in waist circumference, while all the exercise groups saw decreases: 1.6 percent decrease for low dose/moderate intensity; 1.4 ...

Risk for lowered cognitive performance is greater in people at high risk for stroke

..., history of cardiovascular disease, treatment for hypertension and atrial fibrillation. After determining the risk of stroke for each individual, the researchers assessed cognitive ability by testing visual-spatial memory, concentration, attention, scanning, planning and organization (executive functioning), ver...

Melatonin may have an effect on nocturnal blood pressure

..., researchers gave 16 men with untreated essential hypertension (high blood pressure with no known cause) either placebo or 2.5 mg oral melatonin one hour before they went to sleep. They compared the effect of the three-week course to taking melatonin only on one day. The researchers found that patients taking r...

For leg-bypass patients, drugs can save lives and limbs, but many patients go without them

... they had a high rate of other diseases, including hypertension (70 percent), diabetes (52 percent), high blood cholesterol (37 percent), coronary heart disease (51 percent) and heart failure (14 percent). Thirty-nine percent had graft surveillance, or regular monitoring of the status of their bypass graft using ...

New risk factors for retinal disorder identified

...ntihistamines, alcohol use, tobacco use, untreated hypertension and multisystem autoimmune diseases are potential ...otic, antihistamine and tobacco use, and untreated hypertension and allergic respiratory disease. Patients should be checked for these conditions, and advised to ma...

Large-scale analysis of women with androgen excess: thorough treatment can reduce symptoms

... blood and increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. In the study, more than 75 percent of patients seeking medical attention suffered from hirsutism, 14 percent of patients had acne, and nearly 30 percent complained of infertility. About 88 percent of patients had infrequent ovulat...

UCI receives major grant to study how acupuncture can treat cardiovascular ailments

...at cardiovascular illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension and arrhythmias. The grant extends a previous five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. John Longhurst -- UC Irvine cardiologist and director of the center -- received the grant and will continue leading research into...

Lifetime stroke risk higher for women, those with high blood pressure

..., it is estimated that more than 65 percent of all hypertension remains either undetected or inadequately treated in the United States. This is the first time we have looked at the effect of blood pressure on the lifetime risk of stroke. "Clearly, the findings indicate that blood pressure makes a very large dif...

Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 6, 2004

...smoking, alcohol, oral contraceptives, overweight, hypertension and heart disease (Model 2). In both models, stroke risk was twice as high in those with high TC (above 240 mg/dl). Low HDL-C (below 40 mg/dl) was also associated with 1.5 to 1.9 times the stroke risk. No association occurred with self-reported hi...

Depression may be a risk factor for heart disease, death in older women

...D risk. Women were 12 percent more likely to have hypertension and 60 percent more likely to have a history of stroke or angina if they had depressive symptoms. Among women with no history of CVD, depression was an independent predictor of death from cardiovascular disease (50 percent more likely) or death from...

Metabolic syndrome predicts heart risk in women with coronary artery disease, study finds

...mg/dl, HDL cholesterol less than 50mg/dl in women, hypertension (blood pressure >130/85 mm Hg, and fasting glucose greater 110mg/dl). "Women with the metabolic syndrome had a four-year survival rate of 94.3 percent compared to 97.8 percent in women with normal metabolic status and 89.4 percent in those with d...

Metabolic syndrome, not BMI, predicts future cardiovascular risk in obese women, study finds

... than 150mg/dl, HDL cholesterol less than 50mg/dl, hypertension or the use of anti-hypertensive drug therapy, and fasting glucose greater than 110mg/dl. The study included 780 women enrolled in the WISE study, ages 21 to 86 years, in whom the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome could be determined. All wome...

Research examines treatment goals for acromegaly patients

...und that those who died had a higher prevalence of hypertension and diabetes and were more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis and hypopituitarism. The researchers found that patients who had a final GH level below two g/liter were more likely to have survived. In addition, surviving patients had a lower serum...

Home blood pressure monitoring helps patients manage hypertensive drug treatments

...f blood pressure in the treatment of patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). The study included 400 pa...urement helps to identify patients with white-coat hypertension [abnormal elevation of blood pressure only in the physician's office]. Our findings support a step-...

High blood pressure in the lungs a major risk for death in adults with sickle cell disease

...cell disease is pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure (not related to the pressur... in the lungs, doctors call it secondary pulmonary hypertension because it is secondary to another problem. This is the type of pulmonary hypertension evaluated in ...

Blacks at greater risk for developing cataracts

... could be related to a high frequency of diabetes, hypertension and abdominal obesity, which have been previously identified as risk factors for this type of cataract. This study highlights the serious public health problem of cataract, especially affecting black populations. To prevent visual loss due to catarac...

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