EU approves kids' use of Pfizer lung medicine
(AP) -- Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said Thursday that the European commission has approved treating children with its medicine for a rare, deadly lung condition - a drug better known as Viagra.
Vitamin D levels linked with health of blood vessels
A lack of vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked with stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax, research from the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute has found.
Obesity is heart disease killer in its own right, irrespective of other risk factors
Obesity is a killer in its own right, irrespective of other biological or social risk factors traditionally associated with coronary heart disease, suggests research published online in Heart.
Poorer patients have more severe ischemic strokes, study indicates
Poorer patients have more severe ischemic strokes, or strokes resulting from blockages in blood vessels in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC).
High blood pressure treatment has major breakthrough
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have piloted a new technique which can dramatically reduce blood pressure in patients.
Sodas, other sugary beverages linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome
A new study has found that regular consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a clear and consistently greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. According to the Harvard School ...
West Virginia school-based screening reveals significant high blood pressure rate
It's not easy to wrangle fifth graders from noisy school hallways to get their blood pressure checked. But with an age-adjusted death rate due to heart disease substantially above the national average, West Virginia has a ...
Scientists discover a new way our bodies control blood pressure: the P450-EET system
If you are one of the millions of Americans with high blood pressure, more help is on the way. That's because a new research study published in the October 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal shows that a protein, called ...
Fuzzy thinking could spot heart disease risk
A new approach to evaluating a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, or heart failure is reported this month in the International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management. The techni ...
Severe angina poses 3 times the coronary artery disease risk for women than men
Women who have the most serious form of angina are three times as likely to develop severe coronary artery disease (CAD) as men with the same condition, according to the July issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Study examines outcomes of blood-pressure control for diabetes and coronary artery disease patients
Patients with hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease who maintained their systolic blood pressure at less than 130 mm Hg did not have improved cardiovascular outcomes compared to patients with usual blood pressure ...
'Wonder gene' found to affect blood pressure
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have identified an important gene that regulates the function of the muscle cells in arteries and thereby helps determine blood pressure.
How genetic 'chips' could help to understand heart disease
New research at the University of Leicester will use the latest genetic techniques to examine DNA from over 20,000 patients with heart disease.
Formation of plexiform lesions in experimental severe pulmonary arterial hypertension
A new preclinical model of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may lead to improved research and ultimately better therapies for this life-threatening problem, according to its developers, researchers at the University ...