Tag: "pressure" at medical news
New treadmill 'scores' may help physicians better diagnose heart disease
...cal exertion. The test measures heart rate, blood pressure
and the electrical function of the heart as the patient walks on a treadmill. The speed at which the patient walks gradually increases, requiring the body to use more oxygen and the heart to pump harder. Treadmill test results can show if there's ...
Emotional support during conflict situations elevates blood pressure in African-American boys
...ys who received emotional support had higher blood pressure
reactivity than boys who received either problem-s... and demonstrate control." "An increase in blood pressure
in response to stress is associated with an increased risk for developing high blood pressure
Impotence may be early warning of heart disease
... of prescription drugs such as heart or high blood pressure
medications, pelvic injury, depression, drug dependency, degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and even fatigue and stress. Erectile dysfunction can also be the result of psychological factors, he says. "The experience to date with Via...
Wake Forest study finds both prevention and treatment needed to control heart disease
... other risk factors for heart disease - high blood pressure
and smoking. Though heart disease remains the leading killer of Americans, the heart disease death rate has been declining over the past several decades. "These findings support the potential utility of planned population approaches to risk factor r...
How long-term alcohol consumption can damage the immune system
... people think of stress as a subjective feeling of pressure
or tension. Scientists think of stress response a...stress is much more than the subjective feeling of pressure
or tension we may feel; it can also mean the complex physiological processes our bodies experience i...
Chemist Percy Julian captures spirit of black history celebration scientist
...sed to preserve sight by lessening the build-up of pressure
caused by glaucoma, and it had only been available from its natural source, the Calabar bean. Though the achievement earned Julian worldwide acclaim, DePauw declined to appoint him to its faculty. Disgusted, he left academia and joined the Glidden ...
U-M health leaders offer an innovative framework for keeping academic medicine viable
...t the time, they faced a modest operating deficit, pressure
from employers and payers to reduce the average cost for treating a patient, disagreements among hospital and Medical School leaders, constrained funding from the National Institutes of Health due to Congressional cuts, and a lack of facilities where...
Patients' beliefs and behaviors about health lifestyle and medications may help tailor high blood pressure management method
People with high blood pressure
may benefit from different management techniques based on their health lifestyle beliefs and behaviors, according to an article appearing in the February 28 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a member of the Journal of the American Medical A...
Scientists: herb known as comfrey can ruin liver, other herbs appear helpful
...nic symptoms, including abdominal pain, high blood pressure
in the organ's portal vein and liver enlargement. Stickel was one of the presenters at the first international scientific conference on "The Efficacy and Safety of Medicinal Herbs," sponsored by UNC-CH's Institute of Nutrition and schools of public ...
Study to assess heart effects of depression drugs during stress
...sting will then involve a 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure
monitoring. For one day, participants will wear a blood pressure
monitor that will provide blood pressure
and heart rate throughout the person's normal activities. U...
Hypertension drug effective at preventing atherosclerosis
....C. -- Blocking the hormone that causes high blood pressure
can reduce the development of heart vessel disease...g angiotensin II, a hormone that causes high blood pressure
and in recent years has been suspected as a cause of blood vessel disease. "Evidence is mounting ...
NHLBI study shows relationship between sleep apnea and hypertension
...ost common treatment is continuous positive airway pressure
(CPAP), a procedure involving use of a face mask w...HLBI guidelines, hypertension was defined as blood pressure
of at least 140/90 mm Hg. The study showed that the risk of hypertension increased with the severi...
Hypnosis reduces surgical pain and time, improves safety
...only one (of 79 total) hypnosis patients has blood pressure
changes that required treatment or intervention during the procedure, compared to 10 (of 80) patients receiving extra attention and 12 standard care patients (of 79 total). Lang believes the patients who are most anxious about their surgical procedur...
Anger-prone people are more likely to have heart attacks
...ndings were true for individuals with normal blood pressure
levels, but not those with high blood pressure. "...heart attacks among individuals who had high blood pressure
and high anger could have been due to the fact that high blood pressure
alone is associated with hea...
Possible outpatient relief for millions of older men: MD researcher develops improved technology to shrink enlarged prostate glands without surgery
...t or more larger. An enlarged prostate puts excess pressure
on the urethra, making urination more difficult and sometimes painful. Symptomatic prostate enlargement can be triggered by urinary tract infections, but it is often associated simply with aging, Larsen says. Benign prostatic hyperplasia occurs when ...
New research shows important differences in the response to antihypertensive treatment depending on age and sex
...ced risk of heart attacks in women, and good blood pressure
control in older patients, on felodipine ER (Plend...r adverse events and more frequently reached blood pressure
targets than younger patients. The findings have important implications for approaches to hypertens...
HMO physicians generally experience less job satisfaction
...ysicians revealed. The survey also found that time pressure
was a major source of dissatisfaction among all ph...with their jobs than were the HMO physicians. Time pressure
appears to contribute significantly to job dissatisfaction among all physicians. Ratings on seven o...
Award-winning book looks at responsibility for sick babies in hospitals
... a parent's ability to take responsibility and the pressure
medical personnel put on them to take responsibility, according to the book. Parents, especially middle class parents, who know their rights and have the social skills to insist tactfully that they be honored tend to be treated better by hospital...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: animal study points to new method for halting life-threatening blood pressure decline during septis
...ce of reversing the dramatic and often fatal blood pressure
drop that typically accompanies septic shock if ne...ns. Damaged in the process is the body's vascular pressure
maintenance system. Researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and MetaPhore Pharmac...
Swiss research team receives American award
...overing valsartan, a drug that controls high blood pressure
without causing side effects. The team will be des...pertension often sense no symptoms, but the excess pressure
can damage the heart, kidneys, brain and eyes. Various classes of drugs can improve the condition, b...
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