Cardiology

Blood pressure better controlled with 'MAP' for doctors

A quality improvement program designed to better control hypertension in primary care practices notably improved hypertension control in six months, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association ...

Health

Many home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate

Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in up to 15% of patients, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11¬–16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Cardiology

Swimming improves vascular function, BP in older adults

(HealthDay) -- Swimming exercise is associated with a decrease in blood pressure (BP) and improvements in vascular function in older adults with early hypertension, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of The ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

We are getting fatter, whichever way we turn

We are getting fatter - no matter which way we look at it, a Deakin University analysis of two popular obesity testing methods has found.

Cardiology

New tool to improve blood pressure measurement

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a new way of estimating our true underlying blood pressure that overcomes common problems in a clinical setting which can lead to misleading results. Their work is published ...

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