High Blood Pressure

This recommended high blood pressure drug could lead to dangerous side effects

A recent study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that chlorthalidone, the guideline-recommended diuretic for lowering blood pressure, could cause more serious side...

Larger thighs linked to lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that a larger thigh circumference may be linked to lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart...

People with high blood pressure should keep taking their drugs in COVID-19 pandemic

In two new papers, cardiologists from Wuhan, China, and other nations urge people with high blood pressure to continue taking their medications even though...

What people with high blood pressure should know about COVID-19

Many people have concerns about staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those with a chronic condition such as high blood pressure — a reading above...

Scientists find a simple way to reduce irregular heartbeat problems

Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) affects more than 33 million people worldwide, according to background information in the study. Instead of contracting to pump blood and then...

Dropping blood pressure may predict frailty, falls in older people

Blood pressure that goes down when you stand up is associated with frailty and falls in older people, according to a new study that...

This painkiller could cause blood pressure drop

The painkiller acetaminophen is commonly used for headaches and ingested orally. Hospitals, however, administer acetaminophen intravenously. In this way, doctors and nurses can help critically...

New blood pressure monitoring method may benefit people with kidney disease

High blood pressure has a range of effects on the body that can influence both physical and mental health. In two new studies, researchers found...

This anti-inflammation drug linked to increased blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that cumulative doses of oral steroids in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are linked to increased blood pressure...

This blood pressure number may help predict dementia, brain lesions

In a recent study, researchers found that the bottom number (diastolic blood pressure) on a blood pressure test could be important when it comes...

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