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7 Common Blood Pressure Testing Mistakes

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

No one wants to take pills they don’t need to. 

But millions of patients are taking unnecessary hypertension medications because their doctors use incorrect procedures when taking blood pressure readings. This can result in falsely high numbers and unneeded prescriptions. 

At a major blood pressure symposium, healthcare professionals and clinicians from around the country were tested on how accurately they measured patients’ blood pressure.Read More

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Cook Your Food This Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

If you have high blood pressure, your doctor has probably told you that you should to eat right to get your numbers down.  

But here’s something you probably didn’t know… 

It’s not only what you eat that matters…it’s how you cook the food. 

Researchers at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health looked at how cooking methods affect the risk of developing hypertension. Read More

Two Types of Blood Pressure Drugs May Do More Harm Than Good

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

If you have high blood pressure and take medication for it, you should have two goals. 

One is, of course, to lower your blood pressure. 

The second is to do it consistently. 

If the drug you’re taking causes big swings in your pressure, it’ll do more harm than good. 

Research published in the British Medical Journal associated these swings with a 15% increase in all-cause mortality.Read More

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Why Do More Heart Attack Patients Survive When Heart Doctors Leave Town?

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

What if you had a heart attack and all the top heart doctors were out of town?

One study found that you’d actually be better off.

Harvard Medical School researchers looked at what happens to heart attack victims when there is a big cardiology conference. That’s when top heart specialists are out of town. They are unavailable to treat patients.

You’d think death rates would go up, since these are supposedly the best cardiologists in the country.… Read More

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Taking Blood Thinners? You Need to Read This

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

Blood-thinning drugs are supposed to prevent strokes. That’s the main reason millions of Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation take them.

These anticoagulant medications include warfarin, apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban.[i]

An alarming study shows that in some people these drugs actually increase the chances of having a stroke.

Researchers from the University College London and the University of Surrey studied 4,848 people over 65 with atrial fibrillation.… Read More