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Hot Tubs Can Land Your Heart In Hot Water

Tags: blood pressure, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart rate, Hot Tub

Relaxing in a hot tub sounds appealing, but if you have a heart condition, indulging in a steaming soak can cause problems. Limiting tub time and staying hydrated help reduce risk.

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Married Men More Likely to Get a Medical Checkup

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, health screenings, marriage

Married men young and old are more likely to have had a medical checkup in the last year compared to single men or those with a live-in partner, says a new study from the Center for Disease Control.

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How High Is Too High for Your Blood Pressure?

Tags: blood pressure, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, high blood pressure, stroke

Updated JNC guidelines might change how doctors treat high blood pressure, but some panel members specifically protested one recommendation. Find out about the controversy and how it affects you.

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Understanding Highs and Lows of Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart healthy diet, heart video, heart videos, video

When it comes to blood pressure, cardiologists say no number is considered too low, unless a patient has symptoms. Steven Nissen, M.D. explains how the DASH diet can help lower numbers.

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New Mom Caution, Patients First and Other News of the Week

Tags: blood pressure, innovation, news, patient experience

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss: Dangerous riseA rise in a new mother’s blood pressure can [...]

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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, NSAIDs, smoking

When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.

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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.