Experts fear a heart attack timebomb as four MILLION people have undiagnosed high blood pressure

The figure includes 1.3million under the age of 45. The British Heart Foundation described the condition as a 'ticking timebomb' and urged people to get blood pressure checked.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

AbstractRecent FindingsEssential hypertension is the main determinant of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. During the last decades, several antihypertensive drug therapies have been introduced and tested in clinical trials, both as monotherapies and combination therapies. The current recommended therapeutic approaches effectively reduce the lifetime risk of experiencing major cardiovascular outcomes and disabling comorbidities, such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and congestive heart failure. On the basis of multiple proofs, antihypertensive therapy is currently recommended for improving event-free survi...
Source: Current Hypertension Reports - Category: Primary Care Source Type: research
When counseling patients regarding the potential benefits of parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), surgeons discuss the possible short-term and long-term consequences of operation. The short-term benefits may include alleviation of fatigue, bone aches, depressed mood, and frequent urination. While it is extremely rewarding to improve these symptoms, it is the long-term benefits that may be truly life-altering and potentially lifesaving. The organs most likely to be negatively affected by PHPT are the bones, kidneys, brain, and heart. Medical students everywhere still learn about the effects of this dise...
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe prevalence of alcohol dependence in hospitalized patients is substantial. Although our patient was being treated with the standard protocols for alcohol withdrawal, he rapidly developed delirium tremens, which led to an acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the setting of nonoccluded coronary vessels. This case report adds to the sparse literature documenting acute coronary events in the setting of alcohol withdrawal and suggests that our patient ’s ST-elevation myocardial infarction is not fully explained by the current coronary vasospasm hypothesis, but rather was in part the result of...
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Veena S. Kulkarni, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Sociology and Geography, Arkansas State University, USA; and Raghav Gaiha, (Hon.) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England.By Veena S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, India and JONESBORO, US, Oct 7 2019 (IPS) China’s almost meteoric transition from a being a low income to a middle income country within a span of four decades is often perceived as a miracle analogous to the post Second World War Japanese economic development experience. China’s GDP rose from $200 current United States dolla...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Globalisation Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Source Type: news
Hypertension is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality worldwide. Stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction, and peripheral arterial disease are all outcomes associated with hypertension in adults. Hypertension is also considered to be a major cause of poorer disability-adjusted life-years. The prevalence of hypertension in adults has been debated in part because the definition of hypertension has changed over time. The association between blood pressure and cardiovascular disease is a continuous one, making the establishment of a cut point for hypertension difficult. H...
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion: PM2.5 may play an important role in STEMI events on the day of exposure in Kaohsiung. Men and persons with ≥3 risk factors of MI are more susceptible to the adverse effects of PM2.5 on STEMI.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Fitbit or Apple Watch for running? Garmin or Misfit for swimming? Sleep Cycle or Sleep as Android for sleep tracking? What about measuring heart rate, blood pressure, or tracking how to cut out stress from your life? Dozens of gadgets on the healthcare wearable market promise you a healthier lifestyle, but it’s easy to go astray in the jungle of digital health gadgets. Let me show you my top choices when it comes to health wearables and trackers. Guidance in the health wearable universe By now, I have tested and used more than a hundred devices and gadgets that measure health parameters or vital signs. Thus,...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics activity fitness fitness trackers Health 2.0 Healthcare Innovation meditation mental health Personalized medicine sleep sleep optimization sleep tracking stress technology wear Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Justin Tan, Omur Taskin, Mahmoud Iews, Arthur J Lee, Arohumam Kan, Timothy Rowe, Mohamed A BedaiwyAbstractEndometriosis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) share similar pathogenic mechanisms. Hence, this systematic review evaluates the association between endometriosis and lifetime ASCVD risk including co-prevalence with dyslipidaemia, atherosclerosis and non-invasive markers of endothelial dysfunction. The electronic databases Embase, PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane Register of Trials and ClinicalTrials.gov were syste...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- High blood pressure is a risk factor for many serious health threats, such as heart attack and stroke. The most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and other health...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
This study aimed to examine the association between SNP rs1764391 of Cx37 and disease-susceptibility, several risk factors, gene-environment interactions of AMI in Guangxi Han Chinese. METHODS: In this study, 344 healthy controls and 344 AMI patients of Han Chinese were enrolled. The TaqMan assay was implemented to confirm the genotypes. Differences in genotype and allele frequencies of SNP rs1764391 were compared in both the AMI and control groups. RESULTS: Significant differences in TT genotype frequencies of SNP rs1764391 between the AMI and control groups were detected (P
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Biotechnol Source Type: research
More News: Cardiology | Health | Heart | Heart Attack | Hypertension | UK Health