Navigation Links
High Blood Pressure Could Exacerbate Alzheimer's
Date:11/30/2007

Slowed blood flow to the brain may be to blame, MRI study shows

FRIDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure reduces blood flow to the brains of Alzheimer's patients and exacerbates the symptoms of the disease, a new study finds.

A team at the University of Pittsburgh used MRI to measure brain blood flow in older adults, including 20 Alzheimer's patients (10 with hypertension and 10 without); 48 normal adults (38 with hypertension and 10 without); and 20 people with mild cognitive impairment (10 with hypertension and 10 without).

Mild cognitive impairment affects brain functions such as language, attention and reasoning, and is a transition stage between normal age-related brain deficits and increased levels of dementia.

All the participants with hypertension showed substantially reduced blood flow in the brain. Alzheimer's patients with hypertension had the lowest levels of blood flow, but the normal adults with hypertension had significantly less blood flow than normal adults without high blood pressure.

"While hypertension is not a cause of Alzheimer's disease, our study shows that it is another hit on the brain that increases its vulnerability to the effects of the disease," study co-author Dr. Cyrus Raji, a Ph.D. candidate, said in a prepared statement.

"This study demonstrates that good vascular health is also good for the brain," added co-author Dr. Oscar Lopez, a professor of neurology and psychiatry. "Even in people with Alzheimer's disease, it is important to detect and aggressively treat hypertension and also to focus on disease prevention."

The findings were scheduled to be presented Wednesday in Chicago at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

The results of this study follow a report earlier this month in Neurology in which researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that Alzheimer's may progress more rapi
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Specific antagonism lowers blood pressure
2. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
3. FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner
4. Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
5. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
6. Blood-flow detector software show promise in preventing brain damage
7. FDA Approves New Roche West Nile Virus Blood Screening Test
8. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
9. Laser blasts viruses in blood
10. Study Demonstrates Marteks Algal DHA Oil Improves Blood Triglyceride Lipid Levels
11. LifeMasters Provides Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Cholesterol Level
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 International efforts to ... epidemic are receiving further support from recent ... organizations (NGOs) and other charitable organizations. While ... emergency responders, patients and others can immediately ... CmTP MediDefense system , which includes ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... 2014 stronger than ever, having invested more than ... injured service members, veterans and their families. , ... for nearly a dozen nonprofits, helping with: veteran ... nursing scholarships; and life-coaches for severely injured veterans. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Naples, Florida (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... this holiday season, the gift of health and vitality. ... is offering its three top-selling anti-aging formulas in special ... with free rush delivery. , Each bottle contains ... digestion, areas that don't work as well as we ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... December 22, 2014 Xarelto Lawsuit ... panel of judges has granted a request to centralize ... U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. The U.S. ... on December 12 to transfer over 50 Xarelto cases–21 ... to the Louisiana court for consolidation under U.S. District ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... FL (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Christmas is ... Beauty® has a fast and easy solution that will please: ... cards can be purchased from from $25 up to $350," ... offer 100% customer satisfaction and a wide array of skin ... no fees and no expiration dates. , Gift delivery ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 2Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 3Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 4Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 5Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 2Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 3Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 4Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 5Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 6Health News:Bob Woodruff Foundation Poised to Reach More Vets Thanks to Banner Year 7Health News:You Still Have Time to Give the Gift of Health and Vitality to a Mature Loved One 2Health News:Panel Orders Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated Into Multi-District Litigation Reports Alonso Krangle LLP 2Health News:Panel Orders Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated Into Multi-District Litigation Reports Alonso Krangle LLP 3Health News:Panel Orders Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated Into Multi-District Litigation Reports Alonso Krangle LLP 4
... syndrome, the most commonly identified cause of cognitive impairment, ... Additionally, nearly 80 percent of fetuses with Down syndrome ... Control (CDC), in partnership with the National Down Syndrome ... current knowledge of Down syndrome, identify information gaps and ...
... researchers at George Mason University, INOVA Fairfax Hospital and ... new therapies for combating chronic diseases associated with obesity, ... American adults in 2005-06 according to the Centers for ... from morbidly obese patients undergoing weight loss surgery, the ...
... Medical,Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM ) today announced operating results ... The Company reported record sales of $9,512,000 for ... of last year. The Company,also reported quarterly net income ... or $.06 per diluted share for the fourth quarter ...
... Profit Margin ... improves to 76%, CLEVELAND, Nov. 6 ... focused on global,eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry, today reported its,operating ... For the three months ended September 30, 2008, revenue increased 12%,compared to ...
... ... Expectations, DENVER, Nov. 6 Air Methods ... 2008.,Revenue increased 32% to $133.8 million from $101.5 million in the year-ago,quarter. ... million in the prior-year nine-month period., For the quarter, net income ...
... a workplace chemical are often to blame, experts say ... variety of substances can cause the skin condition known ... with proper diagnosis and treatment, experts say. , Contact ... skin resulting from contact with a chemical, biologic or ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Melanin production discovered in fat tissue 2Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales and Record Annual Sales 2Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales and Record Annual Sales 3Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales and Record Annual Sales 4Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales and Record Annual Sales 5Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales and Record Annual Sales 6Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales and Record Annual Sales 7Health News:Rochester Medical Reports Record Fourth Quarter Sales and Record Annual Sales 8Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results 2Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results 3Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results 4Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results 5Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results 6Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results 7Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results 8Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces 2008 Third Quarter and Nine Month Operating Results 9Health News:Air Methods Reports 3Q2008 Results and 4Q2008 Update 2Health News:Air Methods Reports 3Q2008 Results and 4Q2008 Update 3Health News:Air Methods Reports 3Q2008 Results and 4Q2008 Update 4Health News:Air Methods Reports 3Q2008 Results and 4Q2008 Update 5Health News:Air Methods Reports 3Q2008 Results and 4Q2008 Update 6Health News:Air Methods Reports 3Q2008 Results and 4Q2008 Update 7Health News:Dermatitis Can Have Many Causes 2
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  Mark Farrah ... brief providing a summary of the 2015 marketplace ... enrollment trends.  According to a ... Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human ... enrolled in individual medical plans through the Marketplace ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... -- Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX) today announced the IND ... and is now open and that this program has ... and Human Services (HHS), through the Biomedical Advanced Research ... pleased to have the IND now active for our ... in our company,s partnership with BARDA as we continue ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 TWi Biotechnology, ... of Allowance for AC-201, TWi Biotechnology,s lead drug ... China for patent application ... pharmaceutically acceptable salts, active metabolite for treatment of ... methods of treatment using AC-201 for type II ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Insights into the Marketplace and Individual Market Growth 2Pfenex Announces Active IND and Additional BARDA Funding for Recombinant Anthrax Vaccine Program, Px563L 2Pfenex Announces Active IND and Additional BARDA Funding for Recombinant Anthrax Vaccine Program, Px563L 3TWi Biotechnology Receives Notice of Patent Allowance for Its Lead Drug Candidate AC-201 for the Indication of Type II Diabetes in China 2TWi Biotechnology Receives Notice of Patent Allowance for Its Lead Drug Candidate AC-201 for the Indication of Type II Diabetes in China 3
... DOTmed, the leading public medical equipment marketplace, and the ... have been selected by the Mid-Atlantic Group Network of Shared ... used medical equipment and idle assets. MAGNET was created ... in the niche market of capital equipment. , Derwood B. ...
... Nov. 5 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ... Trademark Office has issued a patent covering the approved ... treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU). The patent expires in ... based on the discovery that food increases the bioavailability ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MAGNET Selects DOTmed.com to Assist Members in Sale of Used Medical Equipment and Idle Assets 2United States Patent Office Issues Patent Covering the Approved Administration of Kuvan With Food 2United States Patent Office Issues Patent Covering the Approved Administration of Kuvan With Food 3United States Patent Office Issues Patent Covering the Approved Administration of Kuvan With Food 4
... (6 size AA required). Fast, Lightweight Strain ... ozt, GN, dwt, mom, dwt, tael), Specific ... functions, Auto Print. Optional hook (321-34532-03) available ... be ordered for AC Operation of ELB. ...
60 month warranty, constructed entirely of aluminum alloy, allows the selection of 11 units of measure....
60 month warranty, constructed entirely of aluminum alloy, allows the selection of 11 units of measure....
Guaranteed leak-proof , Teflon coating is impervious to corrosive materials , Shock-resistant , NBS tolerances of accuracy , Thermometers are 225 mm long with an immersion length of 35 mm ...
Medicine Products: