Heart Health

Cardiology Newsbriefs: Hypertension; Statins

· · Heart Health
Hypertension Treatment Doesn’t Worsen Alzheimer’s Disease. Many physicians fear that treating hypertension in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) lowers blood flow in the brain, potentially worsening memory loss, but a small study published in the June issue of Hypertension suggests otherwise. Researchers found that administering nilvadipine to lower systolic blood pressure … Read More

Roller Coaster Blood Pressure Raises Risk

· · Heart Health
Blood pressure changes all the time. It’s highest in the middle of the afternoon and lowest during sleep. It’s higher in winter than in summer. It rises temporarily when we are stressed or upset. All of those changes are perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. But if your blood … Read More

Improve Your Understanding of Test That Assess Heart Function

· · Heart Health
If your doctor suspects you have heart disease, he or she may order some tests that will provide information about the structure and function of your heart and your coronary arteries. These tests range from simple, non‑invasive screenings to more involved procedures that may include the use of high-tech imaging equipment. “Typically, … Read More

Strokes Are Preventable

· · Heart Health
It’s the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the most common cause of adult disability. As alarming as those statistics are, you may be surprised to learn that 80 percent of strokes are preventable. “That statistic from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association speaks to the combination of … Read More

Stroke in Women

· · Heart Health
Certain diseases do not behave the same way in men and women. They may have different risk profiles, different symptoms, even different outcomes. The more scientists and physicians understand about these differences, the better they can tailor care to attain the best results. To that end, a team of researchers … Read More

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