High blood pressure: Could this popular spice lower your bp reading?

HIGH blood pressure is often dubbed the “silent killer”. More than one in four people have it in the UK yet many will not realise it. There are various steps people can take to control a blood pressure spike. Research suggests one popular ingredient might do the trick.
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Publication date: Available online 20 July 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Do Jung Kim, Sak Lee, Hyun-Chel Joo, Heirim Lee, Bumhee Park, Young-Nam Youn, Kyung-Jong Yoo, Seung Hyun LeeAbstractBackgroundLong-term outcomes of mitral valve replacement (MVR) recipients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) remain unclear. We determined the effect of concomitant PH on the clinical outcomes and late-onset progression of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) following MVR for rheumatic mitral stenosis.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed 394 patients who underwent MVR between January 2000 and December 2013. PH was defined as ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2019Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural BiotechnologyAuthor(s): Carolina Villadóniga, Ana María B. CanteraAbstractAngiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) plays a key role in regulating blood pressure and ACE inhibitors are first-line drugs for treating hypertension. Food protein-derived peptides with ACE inhibitory activity are natural and safe alternatives for both prevention and treatment of hypertension. The second most abundant whey protein, α-lactalbumin (ALA) was hydrolysed with proteases from Bromelia antiacantha Bertol., a native plant. Two new peptides w...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSRYGB offers sustained, long-term weight loss with significant resolution of major comorbidities in older veterans, with acceptably low morbidity and mortality.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Meghan M. Cirulis, Lynda O. Jorgensen, Ronald W. DayAbstractThe pulmonary arterial pressure of a child with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension immediately normalized while breathing nitric oxide during heart catheterization at 8 years of age. Her acute pulmonary vascular response to nitric oxide has persisted throughout her life. Her acute response to other medications has been similar to her long-term response to medications in the same class. Acute vasodilator testing with inhaled nitric oxide and other medications may ...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study provides some novel information on PH in Indian population. There is, however, a definite need to conduct a large-scale study involving urban as well as rural population to reconfirm the above mentioned new observations concluded in our study. PMID: 31321931 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: Use of RAS blockers (ACEI or ARB) in uncomplicated as well as complicated hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes is sub-optimal. Most of the patients are on one drug and prescription of ≥3 drugs are rare. Statins are prescribed in only a half. PMID: 31321925 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Ślebioda Z, Dorocka-Bobkowska B Abstract Introduction: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common oral mucosal disease without a clearly defined etiology. Aim: To analyze the influence of systemic diseases, medications, smoking and a family history of RAS on the prevalence and the course of the condition in Polish patients with RAS. Material and methods: Seventy-eight patients with RAS and 72 subjects without a history of RAS were enrolled in the study. All participants underwent a detailed oral examination and a full blood count. The results were statistically analyzed with Statistica 10 (St...
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Downregulation of miR‑98 contributes to hypoxic pulmonary hypertension by targeting ALK1. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Jul 09;: Authors: Li Q, Zhou X, Zhou X Abstract Chronic hypoxia is one of the most common causes of secondary pulmonary hypertension, the mechanisms of which remain unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, noncoding RNAs that inhibit the translation or accelerate the degradation of mRNA. Previous studies have demonstrated that deregulated miRNA expression contributes to various cellular processes including cell apoptosis and proliferation, which are mediated by hypoxia. In the present study, the ...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
ConclusionVascular surgery in TA cases becomes an option when the patient does not improve clinically after administration of medical treatment. Although endovascular management has fewer complications, the rate of restenosis is higher. Patients at risk of restenosis and who have increased perioperative vascular risk can benefit from open surgical procedures. Surgical management should be tailored to the patient’s needs.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Wykretowicz M, Katulska K, Zwanzig M, Krauze T, Piskorski J, Guzik P, Wykretowicz A Abstract OBJECTIVES: Left atrial fibrosis represents a substrate for atrial fibrillation (AF) and cardioembolic events. White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are commonly found on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and are regarded, at least partly as ischemic brain lesions. Aortic excess pressure (excessPTI) represents an extra work performed by the left ventricle and is a new risk metric associated with cardiovascular complications. The aim of our study was to assessed whether there is a correlation between the degree of LA f...
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
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