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Genetically-modified probiotic may treat pulmonary hypertension


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

PAD risk increases with lower economic status

Low income and lower education levels are associated with an increased risk for peripheral artery disease in U.S. adults, according to a new study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the stomach, arms, head and most commonly in the arteries of […]