Medicine fails to control blood pressure during exercise

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS People with high but under control blood pressure saw a jump in their levels during exercise, an increase that mirrored the spikes seen under similar conditions among people with untreated hypertension, according to a new U.K. study. The findings open up the possibility of tailoring blood pressure treatment to a patient’s

High blood pressure carries a price tag of $131 billion a year

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS High blood pressure is one of the nation’s biggest health problems. A new study quantifies just how big: The overall cost of high blood pressure has risen to about $131 billion a year – or nearly $2,000 in higher health care expenses for each patient. That makes high blood pressure,