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Sodium in a child’s urine may indicate high blood pressure later, study says

Measuring sodium in a child’s urine may help doctors identify those at risk for having high blood pressure later in life, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013.

In a small study, researchers used a new protocol to quickly screen […]

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Higher risk of heart disease for younger women with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes independently increases the risk of heart disease in premenopausal women, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013.

Researchers studied 1,256 Argentine premenopausal and menopausal women 19 to 84 years old with and without Type 2 diabetes. Each woman underwent […]

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Analysis questions experimental procedure’s blood-pressure-lowering potential

An analysis of an experimental procedure called “renal denervation” — used to try and reduce high blood pressure — casts doubt on how well the procedure works.

According to a report on the new analysis, which is publishing online this week in the journal Heart, renal denervation may only lower blood […]

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Sodium reduction recommended, despite new study conclusions

People should continue to lower their sodium intake to improve their health despite new research questioning the effectiveness of large-scale sodium-reduction efforts, said Elliott Antman, M.D., the president-elect of the American Heart Association.

Significant research shows too much sodium can increase blood pressure and risks for heart disease, stroke and […]

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Bush the latest in a line of presidents to battle heart disease

Being president of the United States comes with luxuries such as access to premier medical care and a support staff helping with healthy meals, frequent workouts and regular doctor visits.
Despite all of that, U.S. presidents — like all of us — can become heart patients.

George W. Bush joined the list in August 2013 when […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Playing college football linked with high blood pressure risk

College football players may need to play more defense – against high blood pressure.

A small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that more than half of the first-year football players at a university developed elevated blood pressure by season’s end.

Researchers noted that the link doesn’t mean […]

More coverage of study on sex after a heart attack

The American Heart Association’s study about women hoping to get more information from their doctors about sex after a heart attack was covered extensively by other news outlets.

CBS News offered this video and online story
Harvard Women’s Health Watch offered this story
MSNBC offered this q-and-a

The American Heart Association also offers […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Children, teens blood pressures increasing

People aren’t getting kids to follow heart-healthy eating recommendations as well as they should, and it may be causing blood pressures to increase in children and teens.

A study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension reports that the risk of being affected by high blood pressure rose 27 percent […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Alternative therapies may help lower your blood pressure

Alternative therapies may help reduce your blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.

An expert panel assessed three alternative remedy categories — exercise; behavioral therapies such as meditation; and devices or non-invasive procedures like acupuncture — and found that some can help people with blood pressure levels higher than […]

SimpleScience@Heart: A cup of beetroot juice a day may help lower blood pressure

You’ve heard the adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, the same may one day be said about beetroot juice.

In a preliminary study, people with high blood pressure who drank a cup of beetroot juice each day had a 10 mm Hg decrease in blood pressure […]