Dr. Ronald Victor, Pioneer of Barbershop Blood Pressure Studies: 1952-2018

Posted by Los Angeles Business Journal Dr. Ronald G. Victor, a physician-scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who saved the lives of black men with hypertension by recruiting barbers to check their blood pressure, has died. He was 66. Victor, an associate director of the Smidt Heart Institute, died Sept. 10 from an unknown cause, the

Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications

CHICAGO, Sept 8, 2018 —  Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks after making lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual conference focused on recent advances in hypertension research. Lifestyle changes are the first

Monitoring at home yields better blood pressure control

CHICAGO Sept 8, 2018 —  Home blood pressure monitoring improved hypertension control and saved medical costs, according to results of a pilot initiative presented at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions. American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines stress the importance of home blood pressure monitoring for optimal high blood pressure management.

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Phone app gets more adults to take their blood pressure medication

By American Heart Association News People with high blood pressure are more inclined to take their medications correctly if an app on their smartphone reminds them, a new study suggests. Considering an estimated three out of four Americans do not take their medications as directed, researchers wanted to test the impact of the Medisafe app

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Nearly 1 in 5 with supposed drug-resistant high blood pressure aren’t taking meds

By American Heart Association News   For about one in five people with what appears to be hard-to-treat, or resistant, high blood pressure, they simply aren’t taking prescribed medications, new research suggests. Drug-resistant hypertension appears to be on the rise and occurs when blood pressure remains above normal even after the patient has been put

More research needed on blood pressure targets for women of childbearing age

By American Heart Association News High blood pressure rates could nearly double in women of childbearing age if the latest guidelines are used, according to a new study. But researchers say more investigation is needed to see if those lower blood pressure targets in pregnant women are safe – or effective. The study published Monday