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A 25-year study of young adults transitioning to middle age revealed maintaining a healthy weight was more important in blood pressure control than four other health behaviors.

Having worked with spinal injury patients for more than a decade, Anthony Gallahar knows plenty about the concept of caregiver burden.

Men aged 18 to 39 lag behind other populations in awareness and treatment of high blood pressure, putting them at increased risk for MI and stroke, according to research published in Hypertension.

Researchers have found a distinctive reactionary pattern in the brain that could be used to identify individuals at greater risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a result of psychological stressors.

 

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Americans are self-monitoring blood pressure more often—if they're married

More Americans are monitoring their blood pressure at home, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, but those more likely to do so have partners and college degrees.

Young adults with high blood pressure could benefit from sex-specific medication

Sex-specific treatments of hypertension in teenagers and young adults might prove to be beneficial later in life, a group of Canadian scientists have found.

High blood pressure associated with organ damage in teens

Dangerous side effects of high blood pressure, including organ damage, could be affecting Americans earlier in life than previously thought, according to a new study published in Hypertension.

Pregnant women with preeclampsia as likely to develop heart disease as lifelong smokers

Preeclampsia could have a permanent, constricting effect on blood vessels of women who experience the hypertensive condition while pregnant, new research suggests.

Body weight trumps other factors in maintaining low blood pressure

A 25-year study of young adults transitioning to middle age revealed maintaining a healthy weight was more important in blood pressure control than four other health behaviors.

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy increase future risk of heart disease

New information out of an Australian research facility is cautioning pregnant women that any kind of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy during their term could result in cardiovascular complications in the future.

‘If you burn out, there’s nobody’: A family struggles with CVD, caregiver burden

Having worked with spinal injury patients for more than a decade, Anthony Gallahar knows plenty about the concept of caregiver burden.

Young adults, especially men, struggle to control hypertension

Men aged 18 to 39 lag behind other populations in awareness and treatment of high blood pressure, putting them at increased risk for MI and stroke, according to research published in Hypertension.

Brain imaging could help predict stress-related CVD risk

Researchers have found a distinctive reactionary pattern in the brain that could be used to identify individuals at greater risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) as a result of psychological stressors.