Tag: "hypertension" at medical news

Fitness level may predict womens hypertension risk

...hand in ice test] as a predictor of future risk of hypertension among women," the authors write. In future studies of the test's value, participants' fitness levels must be further examined, they add. Fitter subjects also had an increased heart rate during the mental arithmetic test compared with less fit partici...

Kidney disease in diabetics relates to insulins effectiveness, say Pittsburgh researchers

...d a novel calculation based on waist-to-hip ratio, hypertension status and long-term blood sugar levels. "Although our measure of insulin resistance is an estimate based on easier-to-measure factors, it is strongly correlated with the gold standard euglycemic clamp studies and clearly stands out as the leading ...

Jefferson scientist links gene to alcoholic's vulnerability to heart failure

...sin-converting enzyme (ACE), which plays a role in hypertension and other cardiovascular conditions. According to Dr. Rubin, a particular form of the gene for the enzyme has been thought to play a role in heart problems. Dr. Rubin explains that some copies of the ACE gene (genes come in pairs, each called an all...

Genes play a role in heart function -- May determine who develops heart failure

...failure. The study included primarily persons with hypertension it is known that many such patients eventually de...thought that diastolic heart failure was caused by hypertension and aging. It is now becoming clear that those two factors don't explain it all a genetic component...

Greater incidence of obesity among adults with disabling conditions

...e II diabetes, as well as coronary artery disease, hypertension and related cardiac problems. With the exception of patients with lower mobility disabilities, Wee's analysis found that adults with disabilities were as likely to attempt to lose weight as adults without disabilities, a finding that she says should ...

Study results show higher mortality rates in female children who undergo cardiac surgery

...dical conditions, such as Down syndrome, pulmonary hypertension and failure to thrive. Drs. Chang, Chen and Klitzner speculate that the sex difference in surgical outcomes discovered in this study may be due to biological differences between young males and females that remain to be characterized. The investiga...

Drs. Gerald DiBona and John Hall receive American Heart Association/Novartis award

...rch, discovered two important mechanisms that link hypertension and subtle abnormalities of kidney function. Thei...ins Hall. "That mechanism is upset in people with hypertension increased excretion of salt and water doesn't occur." Hall and DiBona's research has shown that hig...

FDA approves Avapro for treatment of diabetic kidney disease in people with high blood pressure

...c nephropathy (kidney disease) in people who have hypertension and type 2 diabetes. In the United States, approx...full prescribing information). In earlier clinical hypertension trials, there were no significant differences in adverse events between Avapro and placebo. Adverse...

Viagra for alleviation of pulmonary hypertension?

...y have a future role in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension (increased blood pressure in the pulmonary artery)...n of nitric oxide in 16 individuals with pulmonary hypertension secondary to lung fibrosis. A reduction in the ratio of pulmonary to systemic blood resistance--an ...

Married couples at risk of same disease

... shared exposure to allergens, whilst findings for hypertension and hyperlipidaemia suggest that diet and the pattern of physical exercise shared by couples has an important role in the disease's cause. Another possible explanation for the findings is that couples may share similar attitudes towards healthcare an...

Futile cycle both fights diabetes and causes weight gain

...is likely to be beneficial in terms of the risk of hypertension and heart disease associated with diabetes." Despite their beneficial qualities, it seems that TZDs have little respect for medical textbooks. "According to conventional medical knowledge, fat cells do not produce glycerol kinase for precisely the re...

World Heart Day spotlights cardiovascular disease pandemic

...sure of prosperity." The prevention and control of hypertension (high blood pressure) is another important issue, ...ial notes that, of the 690 million people who have hypertension worldwide, most remain untreated or uncontrolled, despite the availability of safe and effective str...

Psychological distress may predict hypertension

...sessed the link between psychological distress and hypertension development. The studies measured subjects' levels... studies' methods, populations, and definitions of hypertension varied widely, most of them found associations between psychological factors and blood pressure leve...

Ethnic, gender differences in blood pressure also seen in youth

... is called essential hypertension, while secondary hypertension is caused by conditions including chronic kidney diseases, alcohol abuse or hormonal disturbances. The majority of high blood pressure patients have essential hypertension. "The sex and ethnicity differences we observed in apparently healthy individu...

Blood pressure drug shown to cut stroke, death risks in common form of hypertension

... stroke and death, and does it better than another hypertension drug, a new study finds. In the Sept. 25 issue of ...ys. U-M adjunct professor of internal medicine and hypertension specialist Sverre Kjeldsen, M.D., Ph.D., who is also chief of cardiology at the Ullevaal University ...

Nighttime is the right time to prevent preterm labor with aspirin

...ust 1.7 percent in the aspirin group. Gestational hypertension occurred in 30.4 percent of women in the placebo group, but only 6.8 percent in the aspirin group. Also, 17.9 percent of women in the placebo group had pre-term labor, while none of the women taking aspirin delivered early. "All the results are r...

Equation rivals ultrasound in calculating birth weight

...ut major medical problems. Variables such as race, hypertension and diabetes all influence birth weight, and additional research is needed to discover how these factors could be incorporated in the equation for an accurate birth weight prediction for these women, they said. "This equation is just the foundation, ...

FDA approves INSPRA, an aldosterone blocker for the treatment of hypertension

...es, heart failure and atherosclerosis. Control of hypertension has remained inadequate despite the availability of several key classes of compounds. "Hypertension is a complex disease with many factors contributing to the problem," said Goran Ando, M.D., Executive Vice President and President, R&D, Pharmacia Co...

Polishing the crystal ball: risk prediction methods need update

...s the effect of other diseases such as diabetes or hypertension (comorbidity). The study also showed that ejection fraction provided important additional information over that provided by the scores alone, including the comorbidity variable. The researchers believe that the PREDICT score faired better because i...

Atorvastatin shown to decrease heart disease and stroke (more follows)

...eatments. It found that among 10,297 patients with hypertension and cholesterol levels lower than currently recomm...f ASCOT is to compare a new treatment strategy for hypertension against an old one, and discover which is better at preventing heart attacks. The new treatment is a...

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