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An action as simple as double-checking a child’s blood pressure during a routine pediatric visit could save thousands of dollars and misdiagnoses, researchers reported this month in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

The stress put upon Latinas by increased police presence in their communities, threats of deportation and shifting federal immigration law could be leading to poor cardiovascular health in minority communities across the U.S., a study published this week in Annals of Behavioral Medicine suggests.

A pair of cardiologists wrote an editorial expressing concern with the updated blood pressure guidelines released by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association in November.

Pharmacy programs allowing Medicare beneficiaries with cardiovascular disease (CVD) to pick up all of their medications at once were associated with a boost in adherence, particularly for those with low baseline adherence, according to a study published in the January edition of Health Affairs.

A research group from the University of Eastern Finland has published a series of studies demonstrating regular sauna bathing may be associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, sudden cardiac death, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The group’s latest work, published Dec. 21 in the Journal of Human Hypertension, highlights the physiological mechanisms through which sauna use may provide these benefits.


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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.