Tag: "pressure" at medical news
Mayo Clinic Cardiologist Available To Discuss New Guidelines On Treatment Of Stable Angina
...ment: A -- Aspirin, anti-anginal drugs B -- Blood pressure
control, beta-blocker drugs C -- Cholesterol, cigarettes D -- Diet, diabetes E -- Exercise, education of the patient Other key findings include: Lipid-lowering therapies clearly improve patient outcomes. Vitamin E and Vitamin C therapy have not...
American Heart Association media advisory: long-term intake of dietary fiber and decreased risk of coronary heart disease among women
...f heart disease risk such as age, diet, high blood pressure
and highcholesterol, researchers found that the women who consumed the highest amountsof fiber per day (median of 22.9 grams daily) had a 23 percent reduced risk ofheart disease compared to women consuming less than 12 grams per day. Researchers also...
Emory University researchers say cholinergic agents may offer relief from tics in adults with Tourette syndrome
... Other useful drug classes include blood pressure
medications likeclonidine (Catapres), botulinum toxin injections occasionally used to relievefacial tics and stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) used to relieveADHD symptoms. "Low doses of Tacrine seemed to address not only the tic ...
Early stroke treatment with t-PA has long-lasting benefit, according to NEJM report
...used a strict algorithmfor the management of blood pressure
after beginning treatment with t-PA." In the current study, neither survival rates nor recurrent stroke ratesdiffered significantly between the t-PA and placebo groups 12 months afterstroke. Stroke or brain attack occurs when p...
High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment
DALLAS, June 15 -- A drug used to lower high blood pressure
can stimulate thegrowth of new blood vessels in la...itors, which are used primarily totreat high blood pressure
and congestive heart failure. These drugs block theactivation of angiotensin, which in its active f...
Risk factors for women remain high one year after heart surgery
...s, 58 percent wereobese, 54 percent had high blood pressure
and 92 percent had high cholesterollevels. Before surgery, 17 percent of the women in the study smoked cigarettes;a year later, 10 percent still smoked. And although patients reported consumingless fat, saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, amounts ...
High stress hormone levels impair memory
...ls in response to lessprofound events, such as the pressure
of upcoming final exams. So Mom and Dadmay have been right when they told us cramming for exams is not a good idea."These high cortisol levels are relevant to the kind of memory that helps usfunction moment-to-moment," Newcomer said. The rema...
Researchers develop better means to diagnose adrenal gland tumors
... certain adrenal gland hormones thatregulate blood pressure
and which are responsible for the so-called "fight...he surges in hormones and resulting spikes inblood pressure
put the patient at risk for heart attack, stroke, hemorrhage, orsudden death. Currently, the most r...
...Cardio-pulmonary injuries -Arrhythmias - Arterial pressure
changes -Electrocardiographic changes -Myocardial damages (infarction) -Cardiac dysfunction -Pulmonary edema - Respiratory distress syndrome Neurologic/psychiatric injuries -Loss of consciousness/coma -Amnesia/Anxiety/Confusion/Aphasia/Seizures -Ele...
Early to rise: Research offers clues to older people's sleep habits
...ling sleep. For most people,studies show that the pressure
to sleep builds up throughout the day and peaksaround 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. At this time, the body's temperature starts to dropand lowers about 1 degree during sleep. As it starts to rise, around 4:00 am,the likelihood of waking increases. In additio...
American Heart Association names 1999 Physician of the Year
... in theawareness of and compliance with high blood pressure
treatments" in areas whereCurry is involved. He was a founder and first president of D.C. CARE, which was organizedwith the cooperation of the District of Columbia Commission on Public Health,the Centers for Disease Control and several local ...
Depression-treating drugs lead record-setting pharmacy benefit cost rise -- Total increase lower when pharmacy benefit actively managed
... second most used class of drugs, just behindblood pressure
controlling antihypertensive drugs like ACE inhibitors. Antidepressant use increased 11.9 percent last year from 0.37 to 0.42prescriptions per year. Use of antihyperintensive drugs increased 9.7 percentfrom 0.43 to 0.47 prescriptions per year. The...
Medication prescribing patterns vary widely between, within states and therapy classes
...ion," said Motheral. Using antihypertensive blood pressure
drugs as an example, she noted thatprescription use varied widely not only between states but also within states. On a state level, antihypertensive use ranged from a low of 0.28 prescriptionsper member per year in Nevada to 0.98 prescriptions per me...
Research links fathers' job stress, other risk factors to parents' knowledge
about children's daily experiences
...e parents lessknowledgeable, but fathers' high job pressure
in combination with certain otherconditions, might interfere with parents' abilities to stay informed about whotheir children are spending time with and what they are doing on a daily basis,the research shows. "The overriding message is that...
New, less invasive repair of major artery defect
...e stented graft inside it. Thisprevents blood flow pressure
from rupturing the thinned-out aneurysm," Marstonexplains. According to the UNC vascular surgeon, he and Dr. Matthew Mauro, aninterventional radiologist and professor of radiology, are principalinvestigators at one of selected sites conducti...
Women don't understand own health risks
...hether women undergo regular cholesterol and blood pressure
screening andwhether women engage in health behaviors such as increasing leisure-timephysical activity, improving diet, and engaging in regular stress managementtechniques," said Sara Wilcox, Ph.D., head of the study. Wilcox, along with Marcia L. Ste...
Losing hostility makes heart patients healthier
...t least some oftheir hostility reduced their blood pressure
as well. Since elevated bloodpressure is a risk f...than theother patients. They also had lower blood pressure
immediately after thehostility programs. Members of the intervention group blood pressure
Cholesterol-lowering drugs provide double protection against heart disease
...similar in age, gender, body weight, height, blood pressure
and smoking habits.Sixteen members of the high-cho...rchers say the "inclusion of those with high blood pressure
or diabetes"may account for the variation in the response to the therapy. Co-authors of the paper a...
Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent
...olecule targeted byACE inhibitors, increases blood pressure
and stimulates the secretion ofaldosterone. Contin...ilure, including coronary heartdisease, high blood pressure
and cardiomyopathy. While treatment variesdepending on the etiology and stage of heart failure, most...
Obesity drugs not a quick fix for achieving weight loss
... medical outlook by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
and byameliorating diabetes and other conditions e...ntaining rather thanachieving weight loss. Social pressure
Many patients think of medication as a first treatment. Most have tried allkinds of diets, and most...
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