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Brain Aminopeptidase A Inhibitor Effectively Reduces BP in Patients With Obesity

Firibastat, a brain aminopeptidase A (APA) inhibitor, was effective in controlling hypertension in a high-risk diverse population of patients with a known reduced blood pressure (BP) response to systemic renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers such as angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin-II receptor type 1 blockers, according to a study published in Circulation.

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Now Available

Omron Healthcare announced the launch of HeartGuide, the first wearable blood pressure monitor, along with a new mobile application called HeartAdvisor. The device received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2018.

Lead could be fueling America's high blood pressure epidemic

There's one possible reason so many Americans, especially those living in inner cities, have high blood pressure: lead exposure.

Gum disease linked to higher blood pressure

Poor oral health makes it harder to for people with hypertension to manage their blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Church-based programs may help bring blood pressure down

Lifestyle interventions delivered in churches by community-based health care workers may help bring down blood pressure among African-Americans, a new study finds.

Get on top of home BP monitoring now

Home BP monitoring has proved its worth, and it’s now time to integrate it into health care and get insurers to pay for it, according to Hayden Bosworth, PhD, a population health sciences professor and health services researcher at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Many people take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills

People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills’ effectiveness, a recent study suggests.

Can High Fructose Corn Syrup Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Fructose, in the form of high fructose corn syrup, has gotten a lot of negative press recently. Some studies show that a diet high in fructose, especially high fructose corn syrup, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity.


Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, affects about one in three U.S. adults. Over time, it can damage the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of the body.


3 of 4 Black Americans Have High Blood Pressure by 55

A startling 75 percent of black people in the United States develop high blood pressure by the age of 55, a new study finds.


Hypertension in Pregnancy May Foretell Lifetime of Problems

Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy were linked with increased rates of chronic hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and type 2 diabetes later in life, researchers found from a large prospective study.



It’s known that sleep deprivation can hurt the health of your heart, but new research suggests that even mild sleep problems, like struggling to fall asleep, can raise blood pressure in women.


Could switching blood pressure medication timing extend your life?

More than seven years ago, a big health finding reported on in a peer-reviewed journal went largely unnoticed.

"Spanish chronobiologists found that taking your blood pressure medication at bedtime instead of in the morning reduced the risk of heart attack...


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