American Heart Association

FDA, health groups call for better strategies to test heart drugs in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration and three major health organizations are calling for a shakeup in how drugs are developed and tested in children with heart disease and other conditions.

In a health policy statement issued Thursday, the groups said drug trials must be flexible enough […]

Genetically-modified probiotic may treat pulmonary hypertension

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — Modified probiotics taken orally may one day treat pulmonary hypertension, according to a study presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions.

In the study, the probiotic Lactobacillus reduced blood pressure, improved heart contractility and reduced heart wall […]

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Genetically-modified probiotic may treat pulmonary hypertension

Exercise improves quality of life for pulmonary hypertension patients

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

An analysis by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists of studies involving more than 400 participants found that exercise training for patients with pulmonary hypertension was safe and could improve quality of life.

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs and […]

September 8th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Exercise improves quality of life for pulmonary hypertension patients

Using plants to produce enzyme may provide treatment for high blood pressure in lungs

Using plant leaves to produce and deliver a key enzyme may improve treatment for life-threatening high blood pressure in the lungs, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

“Current therapies for pulmonary hypertension don’t cure the underlying disorder and the […]