Navigation Links
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk
Date:9/28/2011

By Jenifer Goodwin
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Having blood pressure readings that are just slightly above normal -- a condition known as prehypertension -- appears to raise the risk of stroke, new research finds.

Normal blood pressure is a systolic blood pressure (top number) below 120 mmHg and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) below 80 mmHg.

Prehypertension is slightly above that -- systolic blood pressure between 120 and 139 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure between 80 and 89 mmHg.

For this study, researchers reviewed 12 previous studies about blood pressure and stroke involving more than half a million adults from the United States, Japan, China and India.

The investigators found that people with prehypertension and no prior history of cardiovascular disease were 55 percent more likely to have a stroke than people with normal blood pressure, even after taking into account factors such as age, gender, diabetes, obesity, cholesterol and smoking.

When the researchers split the people with prehypertension into two groups -- those at the lower end of the prehypertensive range and those at the upper end -- they found those in the upper range (130 to 139 mmHg systolic and 85 to 89 mmHg diastolic) had a 79 percent increased risk of stroke.

The risk of stroke was not shown to be significantly increased in the lower end of the prehypertensive group.

"The message for patients is that stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, and if you do fall into [the prehypertensive] category you should take it very seriously and strongly consider a change in lifestyle to try and reduce your risk of stroke," said senior study author Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele, a professor of neurosciences at University of California, San Diego.

Ovbiagele and his colleagues also found that the impact of higher than normal blood pres
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Circumcision Rate Down Slightly in U.S. Hospitals
2. Birth Defect Risk Slightly Higher for Kids of Male Cancer Survivors
3. Male cancer survivor offspring slightly higher risk of congenital birth abnormalities
4. U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
5. Childless Men May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk
6. Underweight COPD patients at higher risk of death
7. Death Rate Higher in Minorities With Acute Leukemia
8. Opioids linked to higher risk of pneumonia in older adults
9. Error rate higher in breast imaging reports generated by automatic speech recognition
10. Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke
11. Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk 
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 Natural Clear Vision , a ... his own vision from legally blind to perfect 20/20 vision ... review. , “There is a huge portion of the ... function, and most people just think that’s the way it ... that can be pretty risky at times,” reports Michaels. “This ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations found in ... of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients correlates ... DNA. , EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy is ... NSCLC, but the standard for determining mutation status is ... be limited or not available. A more abundant and ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... continue to be filed in U.S. courts on ... events due to their use of prescription low ... court documents, a new claim was filed against ... man who allegedly suffered life-threatening heart issues due ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An intensive effort to sterilize feral ... shelter in Florida and euthanized, a new study reveals. ... slow their intake into animal control," Dr. Julie Levy, a ... of Veterinary Medicine, said in a university news release. ... a big impact," she explained, "so we wanted to pick ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Renal artery stenting to open blockages in the ... been excluded from modern clinical trials, according to ... Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions today by ... , University Hospitals Case Medical Center,s Sahil Parikh, ... of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Natural Clear Vision: Review Exposes Kevin Richardson’s Program for Restoring Vision Naturally 2Health News:High concordance between EGFR mutations from circulating-free tumor DNA and tumor tissue in non-small cell lung cancer 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit News: New Filing Alleges Depo-Testosterone Caused Life-Threatening Heart Problems, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit News: New Filing Alleges Depo-Testosterone Caused Life-Threatening Heart Problems, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. 3Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuit News: New Filing Alleges Depo-Testosterone Caused Life-Threatening Heart Problems, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. 4Health News:Neutering Project Curbed Feral Cat Population 2Health News:UH Case Medical Center's Dr. Parikh authors SCAI paper on renal artery stenosis treatment 2Health News:UH Case Medical Center's Dr. Parikh authors SCAI paper on renal artery stenosis treatment 3
... European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Centre for ... European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC). The 21 ... workers to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ... TB cases in the EU/EEA in 2010 clearly showing ...
... cancer had limited side effects and in many cases ... a small-molecule oral drug, according to phase I data ... March 31 - April 4. Castration-resistant prostate cancer ... occurs when the disease progresses after treatment with androgen ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, March ... two hours more in labor during childbirth than women did ... authors said several factors helped to explain the longer labors. ... ratio of weight to height) accounted for a part of ...
... FRIDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- People who have ... more likely to use hospital emergency departments, a new ... is an important indicator of access to care. People ... emergency departments for medical care, said Dr. Adit Ginde, ...
... than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis ... Institutes of Health. The researchers could not identify all of ... the change is likely due to changes in delivery room ... determine whether modern delivery practices are contributing to the increase ...
... March 30 (HealthDay News) -- The declining number of ... is cause for concern because there,s already a shortage ... has occurred for the past six years, according to ... need to provide more information and training to medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Towards TB elimination: ECDC and ERS introduce new guidelines on tuberculosis care in Europe 2Health News:Early clinical data show galeterone safe, effective against prostate cancer 2Health News:U.S. Women in Labor Longer Than They Were 50 Years Ago 2Health News:Changes in Insurance Make ER Visits More Likely: Study 2Health News:NIH study finds women spend longer in labor now than 50 years ago 2Health News:NIH study finds women spend longer in labor now than 50 years ago 3Health News:Fewer U.S. Med Students Choose Psychiatry: Report 2
(Date:8/21/2014)...  Aptuit LLC announces that Aptuit SSCI, located ... has enhanced its capabilities in the areas of ... molecules, including biologic drugs, metabolites, and polymers, through ... spectrometer. In making the announcement, Dr. ... expanded large molecule capability enhances our early development ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... on gynecologic cancers and women,s health, has appointed ... and Managed Markets. Ms. Bauzon has a ... expanding payer coverage for laboratory services companies. She has ... with PerkinElmer, Inc., where she held the position of ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  eRelevance Corporation ( ... announced today that it has completed integration with ... for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices. ... value to healthcare practices using Nextech," stated ... Corporation. "Using information from the EMR we are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aptuit SSCI Adds Ultra High Resolution Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer for Large & Small Molecule Analyses 2Vermillion Appoints Holly B. Bauzon as VP of Sales and Managed Markets 2eRelevance Corporation Integrates with Nextech Electronic Medical Records 2
... The Center for,Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM) - ... development of new techniques for,the diagnosis and treatment ... will receive research funding amounting to a total ... broad spectrum of small and,medium-sized enterprises, major industry ...
... March 31 CV Therapeutics, Inc.,(Nasdaq: CVTX ... the,American College of Cardiology 57th Annual Scientific Session ... in pancreatic islets isolated from animals and humans., ... GSIS seen with ranolazine may,contribute to the statistically ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dutch Top Institute Allocates 150 Million Euro to R&D Projects Targeting Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease 2New Data Shows Ranexa(R) Increases Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion 2New Data Shows Ranexa(R) Increases Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion 3
Cannulated Interference Screws...
... Endoscopy Components, LLC offers ... Equipment "Made in Germany". ... manufactured according to ISO ... most excellent design elements ...
... provide excellent protection and ease of use. ... closer to an adhesive in molecular weight ... to maintain viscosity at high shear rates, ... for superb performance during capsulorhexis, phaco, IOL ...
... moisturizing mist for the eyes developed with ... from Oregon Health Sciences University's Casey Eye ... (2000) and dry eye patients showed, on ... volume of the eyes' tear film without ...
Medicine Products: