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Busting 5 Myths About Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Tags: atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, heart rate, myths, pulse

Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand (or arm in cuff) in most people’s minds. But what do these two distinct vital signs mean to your heart health?

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When Blood Pressure Goes Too Low

Tags: blood pressure, blood vessels, heart and vascular institute, heart health, low blood pressure

There's no “one size fits all” for blood pressure. What works for you might cause troubling symptoms for another person. There are certain warning signs, though, that your blood pressure is just too low.

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Step Forward in Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Tags: blood pressure, heart medication, pulmonary hypertension

Swiss pharmaceutical company Actelion gets FDA approval on new drug for use in treating Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension. Compared with earlier drugs, macitentan caused side effects in fewer patients.

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Experts React: Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, statins

New guidelines on the treatment and prevention of heart disease have roiled the medical community. Cleveland Clinic experts give their analysis, noting pros and cons of the proposed changes.

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New High Blood Pressure Treatment Guidelines

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension

If you have high blood pressure, experts are recommending some important changes about when your doctor should start you on medication, and how low your target blood pressure should be. Here’s what you need to know.

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Heart Guidelines Urge Increased Statin Use (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart attack, LDL, obesity, statins, stroke, Trans fats, Type 2 diabetes

New heart guidelines take a dramatic turn, recommending greatly increased use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

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How to Live Better — Not Just Longer (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, chronic conditions, diabetes, exercise, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart video, heart videos, prevention, smoking, Steven Nissen MD, video

While the average life expectancy is increasing, not everyone is enjoying a good quality of life. Here’s how you can decrease your risk of chronic disease and increase your odds of living not just longer — but better.


It’s True—We Can Be ‘Scared to Death’

Tags: A. Marc Gillinov MD, adrenalin, arrhythmias, blood pressure, fight-or-flight response, Halloween, heart attack, heart rate, stress cardiomyopathy

“Fight or flight” response can be dangerous for people with heart problems and even for those with normal hearts.

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Coffee and the Link to Premature Death

Tags: blood pressure, coffee, heart disease, research

A recent study links the world’s beverage of choice to dying younger than expected, but should you really put down that cup of coffee?

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Study Reveals Aliskiren’s Unexpected Benefits

Tags: atherosclerosis, blood pressure, clinical trials, coronary artery disease

Intriguing results were found during the recent Aquarius study of the blood pressure medication aliskiren. Aliskiren takers had a lower risk of sudden death, stroke and heart attacks.