Can high blood pressure lead to headaches?

High blood pressure can be difficult to recognize without using a blood pressure monitor. Many people do not experience symptoms unless their blood pressure is dangerously high. When symptoms do occur with high blood pressure, they may include a severe headache. People who suspect that they have symptoms of high blood pressure should not ignore…

New ‘triple pill’ could eliminate high blood pressure

A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George Institute for Global Health — with branches in the United Kingdom, Australia, and India — they tested the…

Estrogen may protect against depression after heart attack

Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression by preventing the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the brain. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Research suggests that people with heart failure — including those who survive heart attacks — are two to three times…

Researchers established a linked between hypertension and valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries. Researchers in the UK have established a strong link between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in Australia. A study of 5.5 million adults, published in journal…

Underdiagnosed Depression, Anxiety Put Heart Failure Patients at Risk

Depression and anxiety disorders affect about one-third of patients with heart failure—and these individuals are at higher risk for progressive heart disease, hospitalizations, and death. Yet anxiety and depression remain underdiagnosed and undertreated in heart failure cases, a review of research on the complex relationship among the disorders suggests. “Diagnosing depression or anxiety disorders in…

What causes chest pain and vomiting?

Chest pain and vomiting can have a variety of causes, which are different in adults and children. Reasons can include digestive and abdominal issues, such as acid reflux or an ulcer. Sometimes, a heart problem causes the symptoms in adults. This article will explore the potential causes of chest pain and vomiting. Some of the…

Obesity triples post-MI sudden cardiac death risk

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death after myocardial infarction, although the so-called “obesity paradox” is still evident in a lower risk of all-cause mortality, a new analysis suggests. Researchers reported the results of an observational cohort study using data from two Japanese cohort studies involving a total of 6,216 patients…

New hypertension guidelines would add 16 million new diagnoses

A new analysis estimates that adopting the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines would add 15 million Americans to the ranks of the hypertensives, and half of those would be candidates for treatment. Similar increases would occur in other countries, according to study authors, who analyzed two large datasets from the United States and China. That happened…

New Blood Pressure Guideline Sets Lower 130/80 Threshold

The new US blood pressure guideline lowers the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 mm Hg. This means that more than 100 million adults will now have high blood pressure, though many will be unaware of the diagnosis. The 192 page guideline (the executive summary is only 112 pages) is the long-awaited update of…

Multi-vitamins can cause you heartache: Study

In a major finding, which goes against conventional thought and prescription trend, research published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology suggests that health supplements have minimum or no benefit when it comes to preventing heart disease or stroke. Some of them actually add to the risk, the research says. The findings have significant…