High Blood Pressure

Intensive blood pressure lowering safe for people with clot-buster-treated stroke

Intensive blood pressure lowering safely reduced the risk of bleeding in the brain in ischemic stroke patients being treated with clot-busting drugs, but did...

New U.S. blood pressure guidelines may not benefit people, new study shows

When is high blood pressure dangerous? Medical associations offer widely differing answers. In the U.S., for example, patients are seen as hypertensive at much lower...

Could taking blood pressure drugs at night make you live longer?

More than 7 years ago, Spanish scientists found that taking blood pressure medication at bedtime instead of in the morning could reduce the risk...

Fluctuating blood pressure after stroke could mean higher risk of death

Experts already know there's a link between high blood pressure and stroke, but a growing body of research suggests yo-yoing blood pressure also might...

Smarter measure of blood pressure could cut heart risk

New blood pressure categories are helping to inform the development of more accurate measurement devices, following a discovery by Tasmanian researchers. Blood pressure subtleties are...

Lowering blood pressure intensively linked to serious health risks

In a new study, researchers from Kaiser Permanente found that intensive blood pressure control can bring serious health risks. If patients taking prescribed medications experience...

High blood pressure top risk factor for stroke in young adults

Strokes do not discriminate by age. They hit when the factors are right—and those factors can be found as frequently in younger adults who have...

New blood pressure guideline could prevent 3 million heart attacks and strokes

A new study predicts that achieving and maintaining the 2017 guideline blood pressure goals could prevent more than 3 million cardiovascular disease events over...

How high blood pressure may contribute to Alzheimer’s

The brain's system for removing waste is driven primarily by the pulsations of adjoining arteries, University of Rochester scientists report in a new study. They...

Blue light may help control high blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers found that exposure to blue light could decrease blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The study was...