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A review of the medical literature suggests that older persons with systolic hypertension (and systolic blood pressure of at least 160 mm Hg ) should receive treatment. Systolic hypertension ( SH ) ...


The Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program ( NCEP ) - Adult Treatment Panel and the most recent guidelines of the Third Joint Task Force of European and Other Societies on Cardiova ...


Thiazide-type diuretics remain the drugs of choice for initial therapy of high blood pressure in both black and non-black patients. Death related to hypertension and the risk of end-stage renal di ...


A study, led by Fernando Holguin, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, found that taking daily supplements of fish or soy oil may improve cardiac function and protect against heart attacks in ...


Research in animals suggests that an enzyme called ACAT2 may play a major role in the atherosclerosis, and that drugs to target it could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. There are three ...


The results of a study showed that the heart-rate profile during exercise and recovery is a predictor of sudden death. Changes in heart rate during and after exercise are mediated by the balance b ...


Diuretics work better than newer therapies in treating high blood pressure and reducing risk of heart disease in both black and non-black patients, according to a long-term, multicenter trial of antih ...


Cystatin-C, a new blood test for kidney function, is a better predictor of death and cardiovascular risk among the elderly than the standard measure of kidney function. The National Heart, Lung, an ...


Long-term exposure to air pollution may lead to the development of atherosclerosis, a form of cardiovascular disease in which fatty deposits cause artery walls to thicken and harden. The study adds ...


A sleep therapy may have a protective effect against death related to cardiovascular disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnea ( OSA ). The study has been published in Chest, the journal of ...


Cardiologists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center demonstrated statin therapy may improve survival in patients with diastolic heart failure ( DHF ). The study has been published in Ci ...


According to the VAST study, patients with moderate to severe hypertension treated with a combination of Diovan ( Valsartan; Tareg ) and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide ( HCTZ ) (160/25) benefited fr ...


Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School looked at the incidence of heart failure in residents of the Worcester, Massachusetts metropolitan area. The results of this study su ...


A large, multi-center study conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute ( NHLBI ) found that the use of antidepressants in patients who have suffered a heart attack appears to reduce the ...


A study, published in the Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association ( AHA ), shows that, regardless of cholesterol levels, men can cut by half their risk of dying from cardiovascular dise ...