PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.
A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Techniques for measuring blood pressure.
Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.
Method in which repeated blood pressure readings are made while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It allows quantitative analysis of the high blood pressure load over time, can help distinguish between types of HYPERTENSION, and can assess the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Drugs used in the treatment of acute or chronic vascular HYPERTENSION regardless of pharmacological mechanism. Among the antihypertensive agents are DIURETICS; (especially DIURETICS, THIAZIDE); ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS; ADRENERGIC ALPHA-ANTAGONISTS; ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS; CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS; GANGLIONIC BLOCKERS; and VASODILATOR AGENTS.
The pressure due to the weight of fluid.
Devices for continuously measuring and displaying the arterial blood pressure.
Period of contraction of the HEART, especially of the HEART VENTRICLES.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Post-systolic relaxation of the HEART, especially the HEART VENTRICLES.
Abnormally low BLOOD PRESSURE that can result in inadequate blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Common symptom is DIZZINESS but greater negative impacts on the body occur when there is prolonged depravation of oxygen and nutrients.
Pressure within the cranial cavity. It is influenced by brain mass, the circulatory system, CSF dynamics, and skull rigidity.
A highly specific (Leu-Leu) endopeptidase that generates ANGIOTENSIN I from its precursor ANGIOTENSINOGEN, leading to a cascade of reactions which elevate BLOOD PRESSURE and increase sodium retention by the kidney in the RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM. The enzyme was formerly listed as EC 3.4.99.19.
The pressure of the fluids in the eye.
A strain of Rattus norvegicus with elevated blood pressure used as a model for studying hypertension and stroke.
The blood pressure in the ARTERIES. It is commonly measured with a SPHYGMOMANOMETER on the upper arm which represents the arterial pressure in the BRACHIAL ARTERY.
The rhythmical expansion and contraction of an ARTERY produced by waves of pressure caused by the ejection of BLOOD from the left ventricle of the HEART as it contracts.
Transducers that are activated by pressure changes, e.g., blood pressure.
The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.
The regular recurrence, in cycles of about 24 hours, of biological processes or activities, such as sensitivity to drugs and stimuli, hormone secretion, sleeping, and feeding.
The blood pressure in the VEINS. It is usually measured to assess the filling PRESSURE to the HEART VENTRICLE.
The pressure at any point in an atmosphere due solely to the weight of the atmospheric gases above the point concerned.
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
The force per unit area that the air exerts on any surface in contact with it. Primarily used for articles pertaining to air pressure within a closed environment.
Instruments for measuring arterial blood pressure consisting of an inflatable cuff, inflating bulb, and a gauge showing the blood pressure. (Stedman, 26th ed)
Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
The HEART and the BLOOD VESSELS by which BLOOD is pumped and circulated through the body.
Persistent high BLOOD PRESSURE due to KIDNEY DISEASES, such as those involving the renal parenchyma, the renal vasculature, or tumors that secrete RENIN.
A response by the BARORECEPTORS to increased BLOOD PRESSURE. Increased pressure stretches BLOOD VESSELS which activates the baroreceptors in the vessel walls. The net response of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM is a reduction of central sympathetic outflow. This reduces blood pressure both by decreasing peripheral VASCULAR RESISTANCE and by lowering CARDIAC OUTPUT. Because the baroreceptors are tonically active, the baroreflex can compensate rapidly for both increases and decreases in blood pressure.
Sodium chloride used in foods.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
A strain of Rattus norvegicus used as a normotensive control for the spontaneous hypertensive rats (SHR).
A diet which contains very little sodium chloride. It is prescribed by some for hypertension and for edematous states. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Sodium or sodium compounds used in foods or as a food. The most frequently used compounds are sodium chloride or sodium glutamate.
The pressure within a CARDIAC VENTRICLE. Ventricular pressure waveforms can be measured in the beating heart by catheterization or estimated using imaging techniques (e.g., DOPPLER ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY). The information is useful in evaluating the function of the MYOCARDIUM; CARDIAC VALVES; and PERICARDIUM, particularly with simultaneous measurement of other (e.g., aortic or atrial) pressures.
An octapeptide that is a potent but labile vasoconstrictor. It is produced from angiotensin I after the removal of two amino acids at the C-terminal by ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME. The amino acid in position 5 varies in different species. To block VASOCONSTRICTION and HYPERTENSION effect of angiotensin II, patients are often treated with ACE INHIBITORS or with ANGIOTENSIN II TYPE 1 RECEPTOR BLOCKERS.
The flow of BLOOD through or around an organ or region of the body.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
A class of drugs whose main indications are the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. They exert their hemodynamic effect mainly by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system. They also modulate sympathetic nervous system activity and increase prostaglandin synthesis. They cause mainly vasodilation and mild natriuresis without affecting heart rate and contractility.
An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The volume of BLOOD passing through the HEART per unit of time. It is usually expressed as liters (volume) per minute so as not to be confused with STROKE VOLUME (volume per beat).
A BLOOD PRESSURE regulating system of interacting components that include RENIN; ANGIOTENSINOGEN; ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME; ANGIOTENSIN I; ANGIOTENSIN II; and angiotensinase. Renin, an enzyme produced in the kidney, acts on angiotensinogen, an alpha-2 globulin produced by the liver, forming ANGIOTENSIN I. Angiotensin-converting enzyme, contained in the lung, acts on angiotensin I in the plasma converting it to ANGIOTENSIN II, an extremely powerful vasoconstrictor. Angiotensin II causes contraction of the arteriolar and renal VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE, leading to retention of salt and water in the KIDNEY and increased arterial blood pressure. In addition, angiotensin II stimulates the release of ALDOSTERONE from the ADRENAL CORTEX, which in turn also increases salt and water retention in the kidney. Angiotensin-converting enzyme also breaks down BRADYKININ, a powerful vasodilator and component of the KALLIKREIN-KININ SYSTEM.
Receptors in the vascular system, particularly the aorta and carotid sinus, which are sensitive to stretch of the vessel walls.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
The blood pressure in the central large VEINS of the body. It is distinguished from peripheral venous pressure which occurs in an extremity.
Precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and is a widespread central and autonomic neurotransmitter. Norepinephrine is the principal transmitter of most postganglionic sympathetic fibers and of the diffuse projection system in the brain arising from the locus ceruleus. It is also found in plants and is used pharmacologically as a sympathomimetic.
A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
A thiazide diuretic often considered the prototypical member of this class. It reduces the reabsorption of electrolytes from the renal tubules. This results in increased excretion of water and electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, chloride, and magnesium. It is used in the treatment of several disorders including edema, hypertension, diabetes insipidus, and hypoparathyroidism.
The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Transmission of the readings of instruments to a remote location by means of wires, radio waves, or other means. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A hormone secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX that regulates electrolyte and water balance by increasing the renal retention of sodium and the excretion of potassium.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
A value equal to the total volume flow divided by the cross-sectional area of the vascular bed.
Processes and properties of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM as a whole or of any of its parts.
The blood pressure as recorded after wedging a CATHETER in a small PULMONARY ARTERY; believed to reflect the PRESSURE in the pulmonary CAPILLARIES.
Enlargement of the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart. This increase in ventricular mass is attributed to sustained abnormal pressure or volume loads and is a contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
The position or attitude of the body.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
Hypertension due to RENAL ARTERY OBSTRUCTION or compression.
A member of the alkali group of metals. It has the atomic symbol Na, atomic number 11, and atomic weight 23.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.
The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A potent and specific inhibitor of PEPTIDYL-DIPEPTIDASE A. It blocks the conversion of ANGIOTENSIN I to ANGIOTENSIN II, a vasoconstrictor and important regulator of arterial blood pressure. Captopril acts to suppress the RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM and inhibits pressure responses to exogenous angiotensin.
A significant drop in BLOOD PRESSURE after assuming a standing position. Orthostatic hypotension is a finding, and defined as a 20-mm Hg decrease in systolic pressure or a 10-mm Hg decrease in diastolic pressure 3 minutes after the person has risen from supine to standing. Symptoms generally include DIZZINESS, blurred vision, and SYNCOPE.
The continuous measurement of physiological processes, blood pressure, heart rate, renal output, reflexes, respiration, etc., in a patient or experimental animal; includes pharmacologic monitoring, the measurement of administered drugs or their metabolites in the blood, tissues, or urine.
Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Sodium excretion by URINATION.
Studies comparing two or more treatments or interventions in which the subjects or patients, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another. In the case of two treatments, A and B, half the subjects are randomly allocated to receive these in the order A, B and half to receive them in the order B, A. A criticism of this design is that effects of the first treatment may carry over into the period when the second is given. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Drugs used to cause constriction of the blood vessels.
Distensibility measure of a chamber such as the lungs (LUNG COMPLIANCE) or bladder. Compliance is expressed as a change in volume per unit change in pressure.
A long-acting dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. It is effective in the treatment of ANGINA PECTORIS and HYPERTENSION.
A ubiquitous sodium salt that is commonly used to season food.
An alpha-1 adrenergic agonist used as a mydriatic, nasal decongestant, and cardiotonic agent.
A cardioselective beta-1 adrenergic blocker possessing properties and potency similar to PROPRANOLOL, but without a negative inotropic effect.
Glucose in blood.
The physiological widening of BLOOD VESSELS by relaxing the underlying VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE.
The physiological narrowing of BLOOD VESSELS by contraction of the VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE.
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
The circulation of the BLOOD through the vessels of the KIDNEY.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
Blood pressure levels that are between normotension and hypertension. Individuals with prehypertension are at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. Generally, prehypertension is defined as SYSTOLIC PRESSURE of 131-139 mm Hg and/or DIASTOLIC PRESSURE of 81-89 when the optimal is 120/80 mm Hg. For diabetics and other metabolism diseases the prehypertension is around 110-129/70-79 mm Hg.
The presence of albumin in the urine, an indicator of KIDNEY DISEASES.
Agents that promote the excretion of urine through their effects on kidney function.
An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.
The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
Drugs used to cause dilation of the blood vessels.
Agents that antagonize ANGIOTENSIN II TYPE 1 RECEPTOR. Included are ANGIOTENSIN II analogs such as SARALASIN and biphenylimidazoles such as LOSARTAN. Some are used as ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENTS.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
The pressure required to prevent the passage of solvent through a semipermeable membrane that separates a pure solvent from a solution of the solvent and solute or that separates different concentrations of a solution. It is proportional to the osmolality of the solution.
Either of the two principal arteries on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the head and neck; each divides into two branches, the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery.
A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
A steroid metabolite that is the 11-deoxy derivative of CORTICOSTERONE and the 21-hydroxy derivative of PROGESTERONE.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.
An angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor that is used to treat HYPERTENSION and HEART FAILURE.
The volume of water filtered out of plasma through glomerular capillary walls into Bowman's capsules per unit of time. It is considered to be equivalent to INULIN clearance.
The continuation of the axillary artery; it branches into the radial and ulnar arteries.
Rhythmic, intermittent propagation of a fluid through a BLOOD VESSEL or piping system, in contrast to constant, smooth propagation, which produces laminar flow.
Measurement of the pressure or tension of liquids or gases with a manometer.
An antagonist of ANGIOTENSIN TYPE 1 RECEPTOR with antihypertensive activity due to the reduced pressor effect of ANGIOTENSIN II.
The circulation of blood through the BLOOD VESSELS of the BRAIN.
Phenomenon where BLOOD PRESSURE readings are elevated only when taken in clinical settings.
A peptidyl-dipeptidase that catalyzes the release of a C-terminal dipeptide, -Xaa-*-Xbb-Xcc, when neither Xaa nor Xbb is Pro. It is a Cl(-)-dependent, zinc glycoprotein that is generally membrane-bound and active at neutral pH. It may also have endopeptidase activity on some substrates. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 3.4.15.1.
A free radical gas produced endogenously by a variety of mammalian cells, synthesized from ARGININE by NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE. Nitric oxide is one of the ENDOTHELIUM-DEPENDENT RELAXING FACTORS released by the vascular endothelium and mediates VASODILATION. It also inhibits platelet aggregation, induces disaggregation of aggregated platelets, and inhibits platelet adhesion to the vascular endothelium. Nitric oxide activates cytosolic GUANYLATE CYCLASE and thus elevates intracellular levels of CYCLIC GMP.
External decompression applied to the lower body. It is used to study orthostatic intolerance and the effects of gravitation and acceleration, to produce simulated hemorrhage in physiologic research, to assess cardiovascular function, and to reduce abdominal stress during childbirth.
An alpha-globulin of about 453 amino acids, depending on the species. It is produced by the liver and secreted into blood circulation. Angiotensinogen is the inactive precursor of natural angiotensins. Upon successive enzyme cleavages, angiotensinogen yields angiotensin I, II, and III with amino acids numbered at 10, 8, and 7, respectively.
A general class of ortho-dihydroxyphenylalkylamines derived from tyrosine.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
A process involving chance used in therapeutic trials or other research endeavor for allocating experimental subjects, human or animal, between treatment and control groups, or among treatment groups. It may also apply to experiments on inanimate objects.
A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Volume of circulating BLOOD. It is the sum of the PLASMA VOLUME and ERYTHROCYTE VOLUME.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
The dilated portion of the common carotid artery at its bifurcation into external and internal carotids. It contains baroreceptors which, when stimulated, cause slowing of the heart, vasodilatation, and a fall in blood pressure.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
A widely used non-cardioselective beta-adrenergic antagonist. Propranolol has been used for MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; ARRHYTHMIA; ANGINA PECTORIS; HYPERTENSION; HYPERTHYROIDISM; MIGRAINE; PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA; and ANXIETY but adverse effects instigate replacement by newer drugs.
A class of drugs that act by selective inhibition of calcium influx through cellular membranes.
The active sympathomimetic hormone from the ADRENAL MEDULLA. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic VASOCONSTRICTION and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the HEART, and dilates BRONCHI and cerebral vessels. It is used in ASTHMA and CARDIAC FAILURE and to delay absorption of local ANESTHETICS.
A method of mechanical ventilation in which pressure is maintained to increase the volume of gas remaining in the lungs at the end of expiration, thus reducing the shunting of blood through the lungs and improving gas exchange.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
The posture of an individual lying face up.
A technique of respiratory therapy, in either spontaneously breathing or mechanically ventilated patients, in which airway pressure is maintained above atmospheric pressure throughout the respiratory cycle by pressurization of the ventilatory circuit. (On-Line Medical Dictionary [Internet]. Newcastle upon Tyne(UK): The University Dept. of Medical Oncology: The CancerWEB Project; c1997-2003 [cited 2003 Apr 17]. Available from: http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/omd/)
A cluster of metabolic risk factors for CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES and TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS. The major components of metabolic syndrome X include excess ABDOMINAL FAT; atherogenic DYSLIPIDEMIA; HYPERTENSION; HYPERGLYCEMIA; INSULIN RESISTANCE; a proinflammatory state; and a prothrombotic (THROMBOSIS) state. (from AHA/NHLBI/ADA Conference Proceedings, Circulation 2004; 109:551-556)
Forced expiratory effort against a closed GLOTTIS.
The measurement of an organ in volume, mass, or heaviness.
A potent natriuretic and vasodilatory peptide or mixture of different-sized low molecular weight PEPTIDES derived from a common precursor and secreted mainly by the HEART ATRIUM. All these peptides share a sequence of about 20 AMINO ACIDS.
An element in the alkali group of metals with an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte that plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
The presence of proteins in the urine, an indicator of KIDNEY DISEASES.
Expenditure of energy during PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. Intensity of exertion may be measured by rate of OXYGEN CONSUMPTION; HEAT produced, or HEART RATE. Perceived exertion, a psychological measure of exertion, is included.
An angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. It is used in patients with hypertension and heart failure.
A non-selective inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase. It has been used experimentally to induce hypertension.
A powerful vasodilator used in emergencies to lower blood pressure or to improve cardiac function. It is also an indicator for free sulfhydryl groups in proteins.
Loss of vascular ELASTICITY due to factors such as AGING; and ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. Increased arterial stiffness is one of the RISK FACTORS for many CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
A direct-acting vasodilator that is used as an antihypertensive agent.
Manometric pressure of the CEREBROSPINAL FLUID as measured by lumbar, cerebroventricular, or cisternal puncture. Within the cranial cavity it is called INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE.
A colorless, odorless gas that can be formed by the body and is necessary for the respiration cycle of plants and animals.
The principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils.
Plethysmographic determination in which the intensity of light reflected from the skin surface and the red cells below is measured to determine the blood volume of the respective area. There are two types, transmission and reflectance.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a cardiovascular disease. The disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.
The processes whereby the internal environment of an organism tends to remain balanced and stable.
An imidazoline sympatholytic agent that stimulates ALPHA-2 ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS and central IMIDAZOLINE RECEPTORS. It is commonly used in the management of HYPERTENSION.
Agents that inhibit SODIUM CHLORIDE SYMPORTERS. They act as DIURETICS. Excess use is associated with HYPOKALEMIA.
Resistance and recovery from distortion of shape.
An angiotensin receptor subtype that is expressed at high levels in a variety of adult tissues including the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, the KIDNEY, the ENDOCRINE SYSTEM and the NERVOUS SYSTEM. Activation of the type 1 angiotensin receptor causes VASOCONSTRICTION and sodium retention.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the cardiovascular system, processes, or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers and other electronic equipment.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.
Those characteristics that distinguish one SEX from the other. The primary sex characteristics are the OVARIES and TESTES and their related hormones. Secondary sex characteristics are those which are masculine or feminine but not directly related to reproduction.
Agents that antagonize ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTORS. Many drugs in this class specifically target the ANGIOTENSIN TYPE 1 RECEPTOR.
An imbalance between myocardial functional requirements and the capacity of the CORONARY VESSELS to supply sufficient blood flow. It is a form of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA (insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle) caused by a decreased capacity of the coronary vessels.
Agents having as their major action the interruption of neural transmission at nicotinic receptors on postganglionic autonomic neurons. Because their actions are so broad, including blocking of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, their therapeutic use has been largely supplanted by more specific drugs. They may still be used in the control of blood pressure in patients with acute dissecting aortic aneurysm and for the induction of hypotension in surgery.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.
An increase in the excretion of URINE. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The portion of the descending aorta proceeding from the arch of the aorta and extending to the DIAPHRAGM, eventually connecting to the ABDOMINAL AORTA.
The movement of the BLOOD as it is pumped through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Part of the arm in humans and primates extending from the ELBOW to the WRIST.
A potent vasodilator agent with calcium antagonistic action. It is a useful anti-anginal agent that also lowers blood pressure.
The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.
An alpha-2 adrenergic agonist that has both central and peripheral nervous system effects. Its primary clinical use is as an antihypertensive agent.
The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.
A branch of the abdominal aorta which supplies the kidneys, adrenal glands and ureters.
The technique that deals with the measurement of the size, weight, and proportions of the human or other primate body.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.
One of the ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS (ACE inhibitors), orally active, that has been used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure.
Inbred rats derived from Sprague-Dawley rats and used for the study of salt-dependent hypertension. Salt-sensitive and salt-resistant strains have been selectively bred to show the opposite genetically determined blood pressure responses to excess sodium chloride ingestion.
AMINO ALCOHOLS containing the propanolamine (NH2CH2CHOHCH2) group and its derivatives.
A benzamide-sulfonamide-indole derived DIURETIC that functions by inhibiting SODIUM CHLORIDE SYMPORTERS.
The distance from the sole to the crown of the head with body standing on a flat surface and fully extended.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.
Substances that dissociate into two or more ions, to some extent, in water. Solutions of electrolytes thus conduct an electric current and can be decomposed by it (ELECTROLYSIS). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.
Measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual at BIRTH. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.

Effects of long-term administration of clonidine on plasma renin activity. (1/36453)

Plasma renin activity (PRA) was studied before and during long-term treatment with moderate oral doses (0.2 or 0.3 mg/d) of clonidine. Nine outpatients with essential hypertension received clonidine for 12 weeks; a significant decrease in blood pressure was evident in all patients. Except for a nonsignificant increase after 12 weeks of treatment, PRA values were not notably changed by clonidine therapy. No correlation was found between individual blood pressure changes and PRA variation during the study. The absence of a net effect on PRA in this study does not exclude more complex interactions of clonidine with the renin-angiotensin system. Nonetheless, clonidine cannot generally be classified as a "renin-inhibiting" drug.  (+info)

Phasic right coronary artery blood flow in conscious dogs with normal and elevated right ventricular pressures. (2/36453)

We studied phasic right coronary blood flow in well trained normal dogs and dogs with pulmonic stenosis. We installed electromagnetic flow transducers and pressure tubes under anesthesia to monitor right coronary blood flow, cardiac output, central aortic blood pressure, and right ventribular pressure. In normotensive dogs, systolic flow amplitude equaled early diastolic flow levels. The ratio of systolic to diastolic flow at rest was substantially greater in the right coronary bed (36+/-1.3%) than in the left circumflex bed (13+/-3.6%). Right diastolid flow runoff, including the cove late in diastole, resembled left circumflex runoff. Blood flow to the normotensive right (37+/-1.1 ml/min 100(-1) g) and the left (35+/-1.0 ml/min(-1) g) ventricular myocardium indicated equal perfusion of both cardiac walls. Throttling of systolic flow was related directly to the right ventricular systolic pressure level in the dogs with pulmonic stenosis. Retrograde systolic flow occurred in severe right ventricular hypertension. The late diastolic runoff pattern in dogs with pulmonic stenosis appeared the same as for the normotensive dogs. We obtained systolic to diastolic flow ratios of 1/3 the value of normotensive hearts in high and severe pulmonic hypertension. Electrocardiograms and studies of pathology suggested restricted blood flow to the inner layers of the right myocardium in the dogs with severe and high right ventricular hypertension. Normotensive and hypertensive peak hyperemic flow responses were similar, except for an increased magnitude of diastolic flow, with proportionately less systolic flow in hypertensive states.  (+info)

Reduction in baroreflex cardiovascular responses due to venous infusion in the rabbit. (3/36453)

We studied reflex bradycardia and depression of mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) during left aortic nerve (LAN) stimulation before and after volume infusion in the anesthetized rabbit. Step increases in mean right atrial pressure (MRAP) to 10 mm Hg did not result in a significant change in heart rate or MAP. After volume loading, responses to LAN stimulation were not as great and the degree of attenuation was propoetional to the level of increased MRAP. A change in responsiveness was observed after elevation of MRAP by only 1 mm Hg, corresponding to less than a 10% increase in average calculated blood volume. after an increase in MRAP of 10 mm Hg, peak responses were attenuated by 44% (heart rate) and 52% (MAP), and the initial slopes (rate of change) were reduced by 46% (heart rate) and 66% (MAP). Comparison of the responses after infusion with blood and dextran solutions indicated that hemodilution was an unlikely explanation for the attenuation of the reflex responses. Total arterial baroreceptor denervation (ABD) abolished the volume-related attenuation was still present following bilateral aortic nerve section or vagotomy. It thus appears that the carotid sinus responds to changes inblood volume and influences the reflex cardiovascular responses to afferent stimulation of the LAN. On the other hand, cardiopulmonary receptors subserved by vagal afferents do not appear to be involved.  (+info)

Ventricular pressure-volume curve indices change with end-diastolic pressure. (4/36453)

Many indices have been proposed to describee the diastolic pressure-volume curve mathematically and permit quantification of the elastic properties of the myocardium itself in hopes that changes in the muscle caused by disease would b.e reflected in the diastolic pressure-volume curve. To date, none of the proposed indices has been shown convincingly to discriminate one group of patients from another. While this situation in part arises from the relatively large amount of noise introduced by the technical difficulties of measuring synchronous pressures and volumes during diastole in man, ther is a more fundamental difficulty. In practice, one can measure only a short segment of the entire pressure-volume curve, and the values of all diastolic pressure-volume curve parameters investigated change significantly when one uses different segments of the same pressure-volume curve to compute them. These results were derived from relatively noise-free pressure-volume curves obtained by filling nine excised dog left ventricles at a known rate and monitoring pressure-volume curve used to compute the parameter. Merely increasing measurement fidelity will not resolve this problem, because none of these parameters accurately characterizes the entire diastolic pressure-volume curbe from a segment like that which one can reasonably expect to obtain from humans.  (+info)

Quantification of baroreceptor influence on arterial pressure changes seen in primary angiotension-induced hypertension in dogs. (5/36453)

We studied the role of the sino-aortic baroreceptors in the gradual development of hypertension induced by prolonged administration of small amounts of angiotensin II (A II) in intact dogs and dogs with denervated sino-aortic baroreceptors. Short-term 1-hour infusions of A II(1.0-100 ng/kg per min) showed that conscious denervated dogs had twice the pressor sensitivity of intact dogs. Long-term infusions of A II at 5.0 ng/kg per min (2-3 weeks) with continuous 24-hour recordings of arterial pressure showed that intact dogs required 28 hours to reach the same level of pressure attained by denervated dogs during the 1st hour of infusion. At the 28th hour the pressure in both groups was 70% of the maximum value attained by the 7th day of infusion. Both intact and denervated dogs reached nearly the same plateau level of pressure, the magnitude being directly related both the the A II infusion rate and the daily sodium intake. Cardiac output in intact dogs initially decreased after the onset of A II infusion, but by the 5th day of infusion it was 38% above control, whereas blood volume was unchanged. Heart rate returned to normal after a reduction during the 1st day of infusion in intact dogs. Plasma renin activity could not be detected after 24 hours of A II infusion in either intact or denervated dogs. The data indicate that about 35% of the hypertensive effect of A II results from its acute pressor action, and an additional 35% of the gradual increase in arterial pressure is in large measure a result of baroreceptor resetting. We conclude that the final 30% increase in pressure seems to result from increased cardiac output, the cause of which may be decreased vascular compliance. since the blood volume remains unaltered.  (+info)

Acute and chronic dose-response relationships for angiotensin, aldosterone, and arterial pressure at varying levels of sodium intake. (6/36453)

We examined the acute and chronic dose-response relationships between intravenously infused angiotensin II (A II) and the resulting changes in arterial pressure and plasma aldosterone concentration at varying levels of sodium intake. Sequential analysis of plasma aldosterone at each A II infusion rate resulted in an acute dose-related increase in plasma aldosterone which was markedly attenuated after the first 24 hours of infusion, the final level being directly related to the dose of A II and inversely related to sodium intake. A II infused at 5,15, and 23 ng/kg per min was associated with an initial increase (2nd to 8th hour) in plasma aldosterone to 2,6, and 9 times control values, respectively, in dogs receiving 40 mEq Na+/day. But, after the 1st day, aldosterone averaged only 1, 1.7, and 3 times control values for the next 2 weeks at the same rates of A II infusion. Dogs receiving 120 mEq Na+/day during A II infusion exhibited only a transient increase in plasma aldosterone during the 1st day. Sustained hypertension developed over a period of a week at all doses of A II at normal and high sodium intake, but did not occur at any dose of A II in sodium-depleted dogs. Increasing sodium intake from 40 to 120 mEq/day resulted in higher levels of hypertension, 125% compared to 140% of ocntrol values for dogs infused with A II, 5.0 ng/kg per min. We conclude that primary angiotensin-induced hypertension need not be associated with increased levels of plasma aldosterone, which appears to remain elevated only with amounts of A II greater than those required to sustain a significant degree of hypertension.  (+info)

The effect of cardiac contraction on collateral resistance in the canine heart. (7/36453)

We determined whether the coronary collateral vessels develop an increased resistance to blood flow during systole as does the cognate vascular bed. Collateral resistance was estimated by measuring retrograde flow rate from a distal branch of the left anterior descending coronary artery while the main left coronary artery was perfused at a constant pressure. Retrograde flow rate was measured before and during vagal arrest. We found that in 10 dogs the prolonged diastole experienced when the heart was stopped caused no significant change in the retrograde flow rate, which indicated that systole has little effect on the collateral resistance. However, when left ventricular end-diastolic pressure was altered by changing afterload or contractility, a direct relationship between end-diastolic pressure and collateral resistance was noted.  (+info)

Evaluation of the force-frequency relationship as a descriptor of the inotropic state of canine left ventricular myocardium. (8/36453)

The short-term force-frequency characteristics of canine left ventricular myocardium were examined in both isolated and intact preparations by briefly pertubing the frequency of contraction with early extrasystoles. The maximum rate of rise of isometric tension (Fmas) of the isolated trabeculae carneae was potentiated by the introduction of extrasystoles. The ratio of Fmas of potentiated to control beats (force-frequency ratio) was not altered significantly by a change in muscle length. However, exposure of the trabeculae to isoproterenol (10(-7)M) significantly changed the force-frequency ratio obtained in response to a constant frequency perturbation. Similar experiments were performed on chronically instrumented conscious dogs. Left ventricular minor axis diameter was measured with implanted pulse-transit ultrasonic dimension transducers, and intracavitary pressure was measured with a high fidelity micromanometer. Atrial pacing was performed so that the end-diastolic diameters of the beats preceding and following the extrasystole could be made identical. Large increases in the maximum rate of rise of pressure (Pmas) were seen in the contraction after the extrasystole. The ratio of Pmax of the potentiated beat to that of the control beat was not changed by a 9% increase in the end-diastolic diameter, produced by saline infusion. Conversely, isoproterenol significantly altered this relationship in the same manner as in the isolated muscle. Thus, either in vitro or in situ, left ventricular myocardium exhibits large functional changes in response to brief perturbations in rate. The isoproterenol and length data indicate that the force-frequency ratio reflects frequency-dependent changes in the inotropic state, independent of changes in length.  (+info)

Having a high systolic blood pressure increases risk of heart disease and death in young adults, even when diastolic blood pressure is normal, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. Doctors typically use an inflatable arm cuff to measure blood pressure, which is recorded in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg) and has two numbers. The top number, called systolic blood pressure, measures pressure in the arteries when the heart beats. The bottom number, called diastolic blood pressure, refers to blood pressure when the heart is at rest. When patients have a blood pressure above normal (120/80 mmHg), they are considered to have prehypertension or hypertension. However, its possible to have a high systolic blood pressure and a normal diastolic blood pressure, or vice versa. Having a high systolic blood pressure and normal diastolic blood pressure, referred to as isolated systolic hypertension, is actually common among older adults and can ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Systolic blood pressure responses to enalapril maleate (MK 421, an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor) and hydrochlorothiazide in conscious Dahl salt-sensitive and salt-resistant rats. AU - Sharma, J. N.. AU - Fernandez, P. G.. AU - Kim, B. K.. AU - Triggle, Christopher. PY - 1984. Y1 - 1984. N2 - Systolic blood pressure responses to enalapril maleate (MK 421, a new angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (CEI) and hydrochlorothiazide (HTZ) were studied in conscious Dahl salt-sensitive (DS) and salt-resistant (DR) rats maintained on a high salt (8.0% NaCl) and a normal salt (0.4% NaCl) diet. The DS rats were severely hypertensive after 3 weeks on the high salt diet whereas the systolic blood pressure (SBP) of the DR rats were normotensive. Oral treatment with enalapril (15-100 mg.kg-1.day-1) and HTZ (60-400 mg.kg-1.day-1) caused a significant reduction of SBP in the DS rats with the high salt diet (P , 0.001); however, this was not observed until after 4 weeks of treatment ...
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Treatment of High blood pressure is abnormally high blood pressure with no known cause. Blood pressure measurements are read as two numbers. The higher number is called the systolic pressure. The lower number is called the diastolic pressure. Normal systolic pressure is 120 or less, and normal diastolic blood pressure is 80 or less, High blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure greater than 140 and/or diastolic pressure greater than 90. People with systolic blood pressures between 120 and 139, or diastolic pressures of 80 to 89 are considered pre-hypertensive and need medical monitoring and lifestyle changes, High blood pressure puts stress on the heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, and blood vessels. Over time, high blood pressure can damage these organs and tissues, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure Causes, High Blood Pressure Symptoms, High Blood Pressure Treatment, Hypertension Definition, Chronic Hypertension, Effects Of High Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure Cures, High
Objective(s) Our aim was to calculate the predictability of different blood pressure measures for cardiovascular mortality in a cohort of both men and women. We also aimed to determine whether clinically applicable cut-off levels for cardiovascular mortality risk of these measures work well. Materials and methods A healthcare need investigation from the 1970s was used. Participants aged 46-65 were included, n=788 (390 men and 398 women). The following blood pressure measures were studied: systolic, diastolic, mean, mid, and pulse pressure. The participants were followed for 26 years with respect to cardiovascular mortality through the Swedish Cause-of-Death Register. Isolated diastolic hypertension failed to show significant associations with cardiovascular mortality. Results Combined systolic and diastolic hypertension showed twice as high cardiovascular mortality in men and women compared with those with normal blood pressure. Mid arterial blood pressure showed increased significant hazard ...
With this equipment, they measure: Normal blood pressure for adults is defined alcohol detox how to treat as a systolic pressure below 120 mmHg and a what causes glucose to be high diastolic pressure below what is a normal blood pressure 80 mmHg. Health care workers check blood pressure what is a normal blood pressure readings the same way for children, teens, and adults. Although blood pressure increases seen in prehypertension are less than signs you have liver problems those used to diagnose high blood pressure, prehypertension can progress how to clean the liver with natural remedies to high blood pressure and should be taken seriously. To get an accurate blood pressure measurement, your doctor should evaluate your readings based on the average of two or more blood pressure readings at three or more office visits. Shell inflate the cuff to a pressure higher than your systolic blood pressure, what is a normal blood pressure and it will tighten around your arm. They use a gauge, stethoscope ...
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Many adults have high blood pressure and by the age of 55, more than half of all adults have high blood pressure. Less than half of Americans have their blood pressure under control. The consequences of uncontrolled blood pressure are many throughout the body, and can include damage to almost any organ, including the brain, heart, kidneys, and eyes. An extremely high blood pressure can result in serious damage in a relatively short period of time, even hours. It is important to understand, however, that even a moderately high blood pressure over time can result in serious organ disease as well.. The retina is perfused by a very fine vasculature, that is very fine arteries and veins, which are particulary susceptible to damage from high blood pressure. In many instances, a retinal specialist can note vascular changes consistent with chronic high blood pressure. Prevention of hypertensive disease by early diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure is essential in avoiding unnecessary disease ...
We used 289 pairs of Swedish twins reared apart or together to evaluate the importance of genetic and environmental influences on blood pressure. Unlike other twin and family studies, the adoption/twin design allows a distinction between estimates of the importance of shared rearing environments and genetic effects. Genetic factors were observed to play an important role for individual differences in blood pressure. Model-fitting analyses suggested upper limits of heritability for systolic and diastolic blood pressures in the entire sample of 0.44 and 0.34, respectively. More interestingly, substantial influences of shared family effects accounting for up to 27% of the variation were also revealed. Effects of correlated environment, which might reflect, for example, the intrauterine environment, existed to some extent later in life. The influence of genetic factors tended to decrease across age groups for systolic blood pressure (0.62 in individuals less than 65 years old; 0.12 in those 65 years ...
Milk and soy protein supplements were associated with lower systolic blood pressure compared to refined carbohydrate dietary supplements, in a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.. The studys results suggest that partly replacing refined carbohydrates with foods or drinks high in soy or milk protein may help prevent and treat high blood pressure, said Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., lead researcher of the study.. The randomized, controlled clinical trial is the first to document that milk protein lowers blood pressure for people with pre-hypertension and stage-1 high blood pressure.. Study participants who took a milk protein supplement had a 2.3 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) lower systolic blood pressure, compared to when they took a refined carbohydrate supplement.. Participants who took a soy protein supplement had a 2.0 mmHg lower systolic blood pressure when compared to the refined carbohydrate supplement.. Systolic blood pressure is the top number in a blood ...
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For an accurate diagnosis of hypertension to be made, it is essential for proper blood pressure measurement technique to be used.[76] Improper measurement of blood pressure is common and can change the blood pressure reading by up to 10 mmHg, which can lead to misdiagnosis and misclassification of hypertension.[76] Correct blood pressure measurement technique involves several steps. Proper blood pressure measurement requires the person whose blood pressure is being measured to sit quietly for at least five minutes which is then followed by application of a properly fitted blood pressure cuff to a bare upper arm.[76] The person should be seated with their back supported, feet flat on the floor, and with their legs uncrossed.[76] The person whose blood pressure is being measured should avoid talking or moving during this process.[76] The arm being measured should be supported on a flat surface at the level of the heart.[76] Blood pressure measurement should be done in a quiet room so the medical ...
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the western world. Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and blood pressure is in turn markedly influenced by large artery stiffness. Recently a number of studies have reported that apparently healthy normotensive individuals who exhibit an exaggerated systolic blood pressure response on exercise are at increased risk of developing subsequent sustained hypertension and cardiovascular disease. It is likely that an exaggerated systolic blood pressure response on exercise represents an abnormal response of the large artery during dynamic exercise. In this thesis the normal responses of large arteries to different types and intensities of exercise was investigated in healthy normotensive subjects. Whilst distensibility of limb conduit arteries was measured for up to 15 minutes following exercise aortic distensibility did not change. An exaggerated systolic blood pressure response on exercise was not observed in healthy ...
Methods and Results Blood pressure at rest and during exercise, parental smoking, and other familial risk factors were investigated in 532 adolescents aged 12 to 17 years (14.6±1.5 years) in the Kiel EX.PRESS. (EXercise PRESSure) Study. Exercise blood pressure was determined at 1.5 W/kg body weight using a standardized submaximal cycle ergometer test. Mean resting blood pressure was 113.1±12.8/57.2±7.1 mm Hg, and exercise blood pressure was 149.9±19.8/54.2±8.6 mm Hg. Parental smoking increased exercise systolic blood pressure (+4.0 mm Hg, 3.1 to 4.9; P=0.03) but not resting blood pressure of the subjects (adjusted for age, sex, height, body mass index percentile, fitness). Parental overweight and familial hypertension were related to both higher resting and exercise systolic blood pressure values, whereas associations with an inactive lifestyle and a low educational level of the parents were found only with adolescents blood pressure during exercise. The cumulative effect of familial risk ...
The general conception is that blood pressure increases with age, but that diastolic blood pressure (DBP) starts decreasing in the elderly. There are, however, indications that systolic blood pressure (SBP) might also decline in advanced age, but further studies are needed to establish whether this is true. Midlife hypertension is an acknowledged risk factor for mortality and dementia. Some research has, however, suggested more complicated associations between blood pressure and these outcomes in old age, as low blood pressure has been linked to both increased mortality and increased risk of dementia. Research on this subject, especially in very old people (≥85 years of age), is still limited. The purpose of the present thesis was to investigate blood pressure epidemiology in old age and associations between blood pressure and mortality and cognition in very old people.. Subjects were mainly derived from the Umeå 85+/GERDA (GErontological Regional DAtabase) study, a study on individuals aged ...
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Short-term blood pressure variability (BPV) may predict outcome in acute stroke. We undertook a post hoc analysis of data from 2 randomized controlled trials to determine the effect of short-term BPV on 2-week outcome. METHODS: Controlling Hypertension and Hypotension Immediately Post Stroke (CHHIPS) was a trial of BP-lowering, enrolling 179 acute stroke patients (onset|36 hours). Continue or Stop Post-Stroke Antihypertensives Collaborative Study (COSSACS) compared a strategy of continuation versus temporarily stopping prestroke antihypertensive therapy in 763 acute stroke patients (onset|48 hours). BPV at baseline (defined as SD, coefficient of variation, variation independent of the mean, and average real variability) was derived from standardized casual cuff BP measures (6 readings|30 minutes). Adjusted logistic regression models were used to assess the relation between BPV and death and disability (modified Rankin scale|3) at 2 weeks. RESULTS: Seven hundred six (92.5%) and
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When you think about water and blood pressure the link between dehydration and low blood pressure probably comes to mind. Dehydration is a potential cause of low blood pressure due to resulting decreased blood volume leading to reduced pressure against artery walls.. However, did you know not drinking enough water can lead to high blood pressure?. When you do not drink adequate water the body will compensate by retaining sodium. That should be a red flag. Sodium is directly related to high blood pressure.. While this sodium retention takes place, the persistent dehydration will lead the body to gradually close some of the capillary beds. This leads to increased pressure places on arteries and a rise in blood pressure.. Here are three steps you can take to prevent high blood pressure that is caused by dehydration.. 1. Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water daily. If you already have high blood pressure you goal may be even higher. However, if you have kidney issues consult your ...
Apart from not having the side effects of anti-hypertension medications which is indeed a great thing, TCM or Traditional Chinese medicine can also effectively lower high blood pressure.. A lot of those suffering from high blood pressure show no symptoms at all and as a result most of them are unaware that they have this problem. Your physician needs to take multiple readings or monitor your BP (blood pressure) for 24 hours to see whether you indeed have high blood pressure or hypertension provided that your blood pressure naturally changes over a 24-hour period.. However, Yun Niu, PhD, explains that the hypertension and high blood pressure can be two different things. For one, hypertension is high blood pressure that is chronic while blood pressure can rise under specific circumstances. If certain events give you a lot of stress, your blood pressure will naturally increase and if you can recognize and address the culprit, your blood pressure usually goes back to its normal levels. Although its ...
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition in which blood pressure levels are measured above the normal ranges. Blood pressure is the force of blood in your arteries. Your blood pressure is high if it is 140/90 or higher. If you have diabetes or chronic kidney disease, 130/80 or higher is considered high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk for heart attack, angina, stroke, kidney failure, and peripheral artery disease. High blood pressure can also cause arteries to age and lose elasticity faster that normal. High blood pressure may also increase the risk of developing fatty deposit in arteries (known as atherosclerosis). The risk of heart failure also increases due to the increased workload that high blood pressure places on the heart.. ...
To the Editor:. We read with interest the recent article from the Conduit Artery Function Evaluation (CAFE) investigators1 on estimated central aortic blood pressure. The use of central arterial waveforms and estimates of central pressures in routine clinical practice would be justified if such measures materially add to the prognostic information provided by routine blood pressure measures, most usually obtained from brachial artery sphygmomanometry. The results from CAFE confirm our own recent findings from a substudy of The Australian National Blood Pressure Study 2 (ANBP2) 2 showing that this is not the case.3 In our study, neither central augmentation index nor central systolic or pulse pressure was a significant predictor of outcome, whereas brachial systolic and pulse pressures were. Diastolic pressure was not related to outcome in our study. In the CAFE study,1 central pulse pressure was either less predictive than brachial pulse pressure or of approximately similar predictive value. ...
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If systolic and diastolic blood pressure is lower than the 90th percentile, the childs blood pressure is normal and should be checked again in one year. If either the systolic or diastolic blood pressure reading is greater than the 90th percentile, the childs blood pressure should be retaken during the same doctor visit. Its possible that your child could be prehypertensive and should have her blood pressure rechecked in six months if the systolic or diastolic blood pressure reading is greater than the 90th percentile, but less than the 95th percentile. Your childs doctor may place him on a weight management program if weight is a problem.. A child whose blood pressure falls between the 95th and 99th percentile and remains at this level when it is rechecked the following week should be evaluated to determine if treatment is necessary. Treatment for children who are classified as hypertensive as a result of systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure greater than the 99th percentile should begin ...
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The study included more than 4,000 participants ages 40 or over from the 2005 to 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). Standard blood pressure readings are measured in milligrams of mercury (mmHg), with the diastolic blood pressure reading on top and the systolic blood pressure on the bottom.. Glaucoma incidence increased when the systolic blood pressure (the reading on bottom) was greater than or equal to 161 mmHg or less than or equal to 110 mmHg. In other words, having high or low blood pressure increased glaucoma incidence.. Patients with diastolic blood pressure between 81 mmHg and 90 mmHg and systolic blood pressure between 111 mmHg and 120 mmHg were the least likely to develop glaucoma. This blood pressure range is referred to as the Goldilocks scenario.. ...
Heart disease is still the #1 killer in America and high blood pressure is a big part of that. Do you know what your blood pressure reading is? Do you know what it should be? Would you believe that over half of Americans aged 60 and older have high blood pressure? It is easy to get your blood pressure checked. Local pharmacies often have free blood pressure check machines that are helpful but most doctor offices will check your blood pressure for free or a minimal fee. The American Heart Association says the average person should have a normal blood pressure reading of below 120/80. Prehypertension is a reading of 120-139/80-89, Hypertension is a reading of 140-179/90-109 and Crisis Stage is a reading of 180+/110+. There are many good medications to help control blood pressure and diet and exercise work wonders. If you dont know your reading, find out what it is. Your doctor is your best source for information regarding your blood pressure reading ...
METHODS AND RESULTS The mean reduction in blood pressure caused by fish oil for the 31 studies was -3.0/-1.5 mm Hg (95% confidence intervals: systolic blood pressure: -4.5, -1.5; diastolic blood pressure: -2.2, -0.8). There was a statistically significant dose-response effect when studies were grouped by omega-3 fatty acid dose: -1.3/-0.7 mm Hg at doses , or = 3 g/d, -2.9/-1.6 mm Hg at 3.3 to 7 g/d, and -8.1/-5.8 mm Hg at 15 g/d. Both eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid were significantly related to blood pressure response. There was no effect on blood pressure in eight studies of healthy persons (mean reduction, -0.4/-0.7 mm Hg) at an overall mean dose of 4.2 g omega-3 fatty acids/d. By contrast, there was a significant effect of -3.4/-2.0 mm Hg in the group of hypertensive studies with a mean fish oil dose of 5.6 g/d and on systolic blood pressure only in six studies of hypercholesterolemic patients (-4.4/-1.1 mm Hg) with a mean dose of 4.0 g/d. A nonsignificant decrease in blood ...
The data analyzed were from the TC-CKD (Transition of Care in CKD) study. TC-CKD was a retrospective cohort study that included veterans in the United States with CKD who transitioned to chronic kidney failure requiring renal replacement therapy; data from October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2011, were analyzed. The primary exposure of interest were systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure averaged over the 1-year period prior to initiation of dialysis.. The cohort included 17,729 patients. Of those, 98% were men (n=17,388), mean age at baseline was 73.7 years, 31.4% were African American (n=5559), and 73% (n=12,941) had diabetes. Median estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) prior to dialysis initiation was 11.0 mL/min/1.73 m2. There were a median of 10 outpatient blood pressure measurements per patient: mean systolic blood pressure was 141.2 mm Hg and mean diastolic blood pressure was 73.7 mm Hg.. Those with higher systolic blood pressure were younger, more likely to be ...
What is Normal Blood Pressure?. The normal reading for blood pressure measures 120 by 80 which indicates the higher reading as systolic pressure and lower reading as diastolic pressure. A higher than normal reading indicates hypertension if it is constantly on the higher level. Higher than 120/80 and lower than 140/90 is termed as prehypertension as greater values are indicative of hypertension.. What are the Risks of High Blood Pressure?. High blood pressure may cause heart problems as there is a high risk of strokes, failure and kidney problems with it. However, checking blood pressure regularly will help you keep a record of the readings to know if any treatment is required.. Blood pressure can be checked at home or in clinics without any pain easily and is part of any medical checkup as it is linked to many health issues. Hypertension patients can be diagnosed by measuring blood pressure and other blood values by a doctor.. There are various medications for management of hypertension which ...
We observed no thresholds of systolic blood pressure for any complication of diabetes. This suggests that there is no specific target blood pressure to aim for but that the nearer to normal systolic blood pressure the lower the risk of complications, in accord with recommendations to reduce systolic blood pressure to less than 130 mm Hg33-35 or less than 125 mm Hg in the presence of microalbuminuria.36 Whether these target values can realistically be achieved depends on an individuals initial blood pressure and willingness to modify life style or to take several drugs that may have side effects. Neither our study nor the hypertension optimal treatment (HOT) study37 found a J or U shaped association between systolic blood pressure and complications, which is now thought to reflect coexisting morbidity with low blood pressures rather than the effect of treatment.38 Unlike the HOT study the UKPDS did not observe a flattening of the relation at low levels of blood pressure. There was no indication ...
Severe blood pressure changes are well known in hemodialysis. Detection and prediction of these are important for the well-being of the patient and for optimizing treatment. New noninvasive methods for this purpose are required. The pulse wave transit time technique is an indirect estimation of blood pressure, and our intention is to investigate whether this technique is applicable for hemodialysis treatment. A measurement setup utilizing lower body negative pressure and isometric contraction was used to simulate dialysis-related blood pressure changes in normal test subjects. Systolic blood pressure levels were compared to different pulse wave transit times, including and excluding the cardiac preejection period. Based on the results of these investigations, a pulse wave transit time technique adapted for dialysis treatment was developed and tried out on patients. To determine systolic blood pressure in the normal group, the total pulse wave transit time was found most suitable (including the ...
The American Heart Association continues to call high blood pressure the silent killer. There are no concrete symptoms for high blood pressure. Headaches, dizziness, and nosebleeds (epistaxis) are not usually caused by high blood pressure, unless the patient is in Hypertensive Crisis (systolic of 180 or higher or diastolic of 110 or higher). Facial flushing may occur with high blood pressure, but high blood pressure is not the cause of facial flushing. Factors such as spicy foods, sun exposure, cold weather, hot drinks, medical conditions, and exercise are more of the cause of facial flushing. Although dizziness is not the cause of high blood pressure, it may be a side effect of some blood pressure medications. A person in Hypertensive Crisis must receive emergency care immediately. In addition to extreme blood pressure readings, severe headaches and nosebleeds, patients may also experience severe anxiety and shortness of breath. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Longitudinal analysis of sibling correlation on blood pressure using mixed modeling. AU - Tan, Qihua. AU - Duan, Hongmei. AU - Wang, Ancong AU - Zhu, Dongyi AU - Li, Shuxia. PY - 2019. Y1 - 2019. N2 - PURPOSE:Although moderate to high genetic contribution to blood pressure variation have been estimated in numerous studies, the genetic control over the longitudinal change in blood pressure has been less frequently investigated because of the requirement of longitudinal design.METHODS:Based on blood pressure data from a large-scale family-based longitudinal survey, we introduced hierarchical modeling of longitudinal family data in combination with fractional polynomials for fitting nonlinear age patterns of blood pressure and the mixed-effect models for estimating sibling correlation on blood pressure to assess the genetic and shared environmental effects on blood pressure level as well as on the rate of change in blood pressure over ages.RESULTS:Significant sibling correlations ...
The participants were black and white men and women, 18 to 30 years of age at the beginning of the study in 1985-1986. Data were collected through 25 years of follow-up on systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and mid-blood pressure (calculated as [SBP+DBP]/2, an important marker of coronary heart disease risk among younger populations). The primary measured outcome for the study was a higher level of coronary artery calcification detected by computed tomography scan.. The researchers identified five distinct trajectories in mid-blood pressure from young adulthood to middle age: 22% of participants maintained low blood pressure throughout follow-up (low-stable group); 42% had moderate blood pressure levels (moderate-stable group); 12% started with moderate blood pressure levels which increased at an average age of 35 years (moderate-increasing group); 19% had relatively elevated blood pressure levels throughout (elevated-stable group); and 5% started with elevated blood pressure ...
Hypertension is another term for high blood pressure. As the heart contracts to pump blood through the arteries, the force of that rushing blood against the vessel walls is called systolic blood pressure. As the heart relaxes between beats, the blood presses less forcefully against the vessel walls, reflected in your diastolic blood pressure. When you go to the doctor, your blood pressure is given in two numbers: systolic pressure over diastolic pressure, measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).. Physicians recommend that you maintain blood pressure at or below 120/80 mmHg, but high blood pressure is medically defined as any reading higher than 140/90 mmHg. Readings of 121 to 139 systolic or 81 to 89 diastolic are considered prehypertension, a warning that blood pressure may soon rise into the danger zone. The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of disease, including heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and other blood-vessel disorders. Thats because when blood pressure is ...
Blood pressure can be high, normal or low.. If you consistently have a reading of 140/90 or higher, you may have high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure increases your risk of developing some health conditions, including cardiovascular disease.. Generally, the lower your blood pressure, the healthier you are. As a general guide, the ideal blood pressure for a young healthy adult is 120/80 or lower. However, its possible to have abnormally low blood pressure.. People with a reading of around 90/60 or lower are generally considered to have low blood pressure. For some people with low blood pressure, there may be an underlying cause that could need treatment.. ...
What is high blood pressure?. Normal blood pressure is less than 120 mm Hg systolic and 80 mm Hg diastolic. For adults, high blood pressure ( hypertension) is when blood pressure is higher than 140 mm Hg systolic and/or 90 mm Hg diastolic. High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and leads to hardening of the arteries, increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. What is prehypertension?. If your blood pressure is higher than 120/80 but lower than 140/90, you have prehypertension. This means that you dont have high blood pressure yet, but are very likely to develop it in the future.. How does high blood pressure affect heart disease risk?. High blood pressure increases your risk of dying early or having a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure. For each rise in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg systolic (top) or 10 mm Hg diastolic (bottom), your risk of heart disease doubles. It is estimated that controlling blood pressure could prevent one third of heart disease ...
High normal blood pressure, also called prehypertension, is a significant problem. High uric acid in the blood, the same thing that causes gout, may cause higher blood pressures. The investigators plan to monitor the effects of the drug febuxostat(trade name Uloric) on blood pressure and stiffness of the main blood vessels and see if lowering uric acid has any effect ...
AIMS: There are few data available on the incremental benefits of risk factor modification in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We simulated the potential benefits of achieving lower systolic blood pressure (SBP) and LDL-cholesterol targets. METHODS: We used the UKPDS Outcomes Model v2.0 to estimate 10-year event rates for complications using baseline data from 5717 participants with T2DM in the Trial Evaluating Cardiovascular Outcomes with Sitagliptin Study. All risk factor values were held constant over 10 years. In separate analyses, different levels of SBP between 160 and 120 mm Hg and LDL-cholesterol between 5.0 and 1.0 mmol/l were imposed on the cohort. Cumulative relative risk reductions (CRRR) at each 10 mm Hg and 1.0 mmol/l decrements respectively were compared using Kruskal-Wallis tests. RESULTS: CRRRs for each 10 mm Hg SBP decrement from 160 mm Hg were 2.2%, 4.5%, 7.0% and 10.0% for myocardial infarction (MI); 12.5%, 24.8%, 35.6% and 44.9% for stroke; 5.4%, 10.9%, 16.2% and 20.9% for blindness
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are associated with intrauterine growth restriction and preterm birth. However, the associations of patterns of blood pressure change during pregnancy with these outcomes have not been studied in detail. We studied repeat antenatal blood pressure measurements of 9697 women in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (median [interquartile range], 10 [9-11] measurements per woman). Bivariate linear spline models were used to relate blood pressure changes to perinatal outcomes. Higher systolic, but not diastolic, blood pressure at baseline (8 weeks of gestation) and a greater increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure between 18 and 36 weeks of gestation were associated with lower offspring birth weight and being smaller for gestational age in confounder-adjusted models. For example, the mean difference (95% confidence interval) in birth weight per 1 mm Hg/wk greater increase in systolic blood pressure between 18 and 30 weeks was −71 g ...
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Low blood pressure can definitely affect pregnancy. For a woman who is pregnant, low blood pressure can lead to fainting or dizziness. While fainting or dizziness is generally not too serious of a concern, the risks involved with falling due to dizziness or fainting present a risk to a pregnant woman in that a severe fall could greatly injure her or her baby. Still, low blood pressure is not as serious of a concern for the pregnant woman as high blood pressure is. Low blood pressure during pregnancy is not as common as high blood pressure during pregnancy, either.. The most common cause for low blood pressure, both for the pregnant woman and for the person who is not pregnant, tends to be dehydration. When fluids in the body are not replaced, it drastically affects the way that blood flows within the body. In addition, the heat that often contributes to dehydration can also contribute to low blood pressure. Standing for long periods during pregnancy can also affect your blood pressure during ...
In general, doctors will say you have low blood pressure if your blood pressure is below 90/60. However the truth is that there are people with such blood pressure (and below) who live perfectly normal lives, so that in the end the presence of symptoms is what really determines whether you suffer from low blood pressure or not. Thats because in itself low-ish blood pressure does not pose a direct threat to your health.. Also, there are other patients with blood pressures somewhere between 120/80 and 90/60 who do have the signs of low blood pressure. If you want reliable readings of blood pressure, use Omron BP785 blood pressure monitor.. There is ray ban outlet a whole range of daily factors that Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses can temporarily induce a low blood pressure such as stress, age, temperature, time of the day (e.g. evening) and time since the last meal. Also, staying in bed for a very long time causes a temporary drop in blood pressure.. These dont make for huge differences in blood ...
A blood pressure reading of 90 millimetres of mercury or less during systole and 60mm of mercury or less during diastole is considered as low blood pressure. This condition is known as hypo tension in medical terms. Low blood pressure can cause dizziness, vomiting sensation and fainting. In severe cases, low blood pressure is life threatening. When blood pressure is low, the brain fails to get an adequate supply of blood and cause fainting. Low blood pressure is caused by various conditions such as heart problems, endocrine problems, dehydration, and lack of nutrients in diet, medications, blood loss or pregnancy. Depending on the reason for low blood pressure, you can take certain preventive steps to avoid the symptoms and can use some home remedies to get rid of the symptoms. ...
Apr 7, 2017. But under certain conditions, low blood pressure could be a cause for concern, Your blood pressure needs to be high enough to do its job of.. Low blood pressure (hypotension) has many possible causes. Some are everyday factors, while some people have an underlying cause that requires treatment.. Mar 30, 2014. Do you have the symptoms of low blood pressure when you stand?. blurry vision, head and neck pain, trouble concentrating, feeling faint, blacking out. Low blood pressure symptoms are often the cause of early disability in.. See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain. High Blood Pressure Assoc with Low Back Pain. The fact that your test results are negative does.. Oct 8, 2016. From your blood pressure to your vision, heres how barometric. Changes in barometric pressure that accompany storms and shifts in weather patterns do affect. a possible cause for everything from changes in blood pressure to an. ( right side greater than left ) and low back pain up to 2-3 days ...
Objective To investigate the efficacy of taking in valsartan hydrochlorothiazide at the different time points on a blood pressure variability( BPV),carotid intima media thickness( CIMT),notric oxide( NO) and endothelin 1( ET-1). Methods Enrolled 80 hypertensive subjects with stage 1 to 2 essential hypertension,who were treated in Hebei general hospital between June 2015 and February 2017. These subjects were randomly assigned to receive valsartan hydrochlorothiazide( 80 mg/12. 5 mg) either on awakening( Ⅰgroup) or at bedtime( Ⅱgroup). All cases received 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and CIMT before and after 12 weeks of treatment. NO and ET-1 were monitored before the treatment and12 weeks after the treatment. Results Compared with the baseline level,24 h mean systolic blood pressure( 24 h MSBP),24 h diastolic blood pressure( 24 h MDBP),24 h systolic blood pressure variability( 24 h SBPV),24 h diastolic blood pressure variability( 24 h DBPV),day SBPV,day DBPV,night SBPV,night DBPV
OBJECTIVES: In middle-aged adults, vascular damage correlates better with ambulatory than with clinic blood pressure. This study aimed to determine whether vascular damage evaluated by carotid ultrasonography in the elderly is also more closely related to ambulatory than to clinic blood pressure, and which blood pressure variables are better associated with vascular damage.. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 292 randomly selected ,65 years old participants who underwent 24-h noninvasive ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Blood pressure variables analyzed were (a) clinic blood pressure: systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse pressure; (b) ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: mean values of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, systolic and diastolic blood pressure load, pulse pressure, as well as variability, evaluated within 24 h, diurnal and nocturnal periods; and day-night blood pressure difference. A clinical history, physical examination, carotid ultrasonography and laboratory ...
People often talk about hypertension, which is high blood pressure because of its common occurrence in human especially to the elders. This is very true as this illness can contribute to unlimited complications in health. On the other hand, hypotension, which is low blood pressure, has been very much lesser in discussion. Although it is far less often, it cannot be taken lightly as it is also an important health issue, impacting on your well-being. It is a condition, in which a persons blood pressure becomes very low, leading to symptoms like nausea, lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, palpitations and cold. Low blood pressure also means that there is not enough blood reaching your heart or brain, and other important organs of your body. The proper treatment for low blood pressure depends on the exact cause. Nonetheless, you can try some simple home remedies to alleviate the symptoms. When dealing with low blood pressure, it is ...
Introduction. Hypertension is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and renal failure. It is well known that the quantity of dietary salt intake plays a role in the pathogenesis of primary hypertension. Increased sensitivity of blood pressure to excess sodium affects 50% of patients with primary hypertension.1,2 Dietary salt intake causes an increase in blood pressure, and is associated with renal and cardiovascular diseases, including left ventricular hypertrophy and microalbuminuria.3-5 Spontaneous variation in blood pressure is referred to as blood pressure variability (BPV), and is classified as short-term BPV and long-term BPV.6,7 Fluctuation during a 24-h period is referred to as short-term BPV and is based on 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). Variation between successive ABPM measurements is known as average real variability (ARV), which is mathematically calculated.8,9 BPV was reported to be associated with hypertension-related target ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The rapidity of drug dose escalation influences blood pressure response and adverse effects burden in patients with hypertension. T2 - The Quinapril Titration Interval Management Evaluation (ATIME) study. AU - Flack, John M.. AU - Yunis, Carla. AU - Preisser, John. AU - Holmes, Charles B.. AU - Mensah, George. AU - McLean, Barry. AU - Saunders, Elijah. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2000/6/26. Y1 - 2000/6/26. N2 - Background: Antihypertensive medication doses are typically increased within several weeks after initiation of therapy because of inadequate blood pressure (BP) control and/or adverse effects. Methods: We conducted a parallel-group clinical trial with 2935 subjects (53% women, n = 1547) aged 21 to 75 years, with Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure VI stages 1 to 2 hypertension, recruited from 365 physician practices in the southeastern United States. Participants ...
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the heritability of 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and office blood pressure phenotypes in Swedish families. METHODS: We measured ambulatory and office blood pressure in 260 siblings without antihypert
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ambulatory blood pressure patterns in children and adolescents. T2 - Influence of renin-sodium profiles. AU - Harshfield, G. A.. AU - Pulliam, D. A.. AU - Alpert, B. S.. AU - Stapleton, F. B.. AU - Willey, E. S.. AU - Somes, G. W.. PY - 1991/1/1. Y1 - 1991/1/1. N2 - A renin-sodium nomogram for normotensive children and adolescents was developed at our institution. The ambulatory blood pressure patterns of subjects classified by the nomogram were then compared. A biracial sample of 159 children and adolescents were classified as having a low, intermediate, or high renin-sodium profile based on the relationship between their plasma renin activity and 24-hour urinary sodium excretion. Casual (106/58 vs 107/61 vs 106/62 mm Hg) and awake (116/69 vs 117/69 vs 116/70 mm Hg) blood pressure values were comparable among subjects with low, intermediate, and high renin-sodium profiles. Subjects with high renin-sodium profiles, however, had a smaller decline in systolic blood pressure with ...
Blood pressure is defined by two values: systolic (contraction of the heart), the highest value, and diastolic (dilation of the heart), the lower. The Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-VI) and the World Health Organization/International Society of Hypertension Guidelines subcommittees have agreed that both systolic and diastolic blood pressure should be used to classify hypertension. Systolo-diastolic hypertension is diagnosed when systolic and diastolic blood pressure are over 160 and 90, respectively. Isolated systolic hypertension refers to systolic blood pressure over 160 and diastolic blood pressure under 90.. Misdiagnosis may be more frequent in the elderly due to various factors, including inappropriate length of the cuff due to obesity or very low weight, fluctuations in blood pressure due to postural hypotension, and/or anxiety (white coat effect). The difficulty of measuring blood pressure in ...
Results Twenty four h systolic blood pressure (24 h SBP) was higher in non-dipper group than in dipper group ((126.74±7.38) vs (120.11±8.15) mm Hg, p,0.05). In accordance with systolic blood pressure fall (SBPF), diastolic blood pressure (DBPF), nocturnal systolic blood pressure (nSBP), nocturnal diastolic blood pressure (nDBP), there were significant difference between non-dipper group and dipper group (p,0.01). Brachial-anlde pulse wave velocity (crPWV) ((9.85±1.04) vs (9.02±0.99) m/s, p,0.01) and intima media thickness (IMT). ((0.91±0.15) vs (0.84±0.12) mm, p,0.05) were changed more obviously in non-dipper group than dipper group. Some factors including SBPF, DBPF, daytime systolic blood pressure (dSBP) affected crPWV and IMT was affected by total cholesterol, SBPF, 24 h SBP, dSBP.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Role of 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in children with chronic kidney disease. AU - Gupta, D.. AU - Chaturvedi, S.. AU - Chandy, S.. AU - Agarwal, I.. PY - 2015. Y1 - 2015. N2 - Hypertension is common in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is a major determinant of CKD progression. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has been proposed to be better in detecting hypertension as compared to casual blood pressure (CBP). This study aims to study the usefulness of ABPM in detecting masked hypertension, evaluating the adequacy of blood pressure (BP) control and predicting left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) amongst children with CKD. A prospective cross-sectional study of 46 children with stage 3-5 CKD was conducted at the Pediatric Nephrology department of a tertiary hospital in South India. All children underwent CBP, ABPM and an echocardiography. Results were categorized as normal BP; confirmed hypertension; masked hypertension and white coat ...
Background: Hypertension is a major public health concern in Burkina Faso. Its management relies on in-office medical setting blood pressure monitoring which is known to be an imperfect diagnosis tool. Objective: This study aims to assess the contribution of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in the management of hypertension at Blaise Compaoré University Hospital. Methods: A monocentric descriptive retrospective study was conducted in the cardiology outpatient unit of Blaise Compaoré University Hospital. Patients aged at least 18 years who underwent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring between March 2013 and June 2015 were enrolled. Hypertension was defined as follows: average blood pressure over 24 hours > 130/80 mmHg, or diurnal blood pressure > 135/85 mmHg, or nocturnal blood pressure >120/70 mmHg. Data were analyzed using the SPSS 20.0 software. The threshold for significance was set at 5% for a validity interval at 95%. Chi square test was used for the statistical analysis. Results: A total of
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Low blood pressure is something many people want to have, but some people can have blood pressure that is too low. Blood pressure that is too low can cause symptoms like dizziness and fainting, and it can even be fatal. Abnormally blood pressure can be caused by dehydration or a number of medical problems. Signs and symptoms of low blood pressure include blurred vision, nausea, fatigue, inability to concentrate, fainting, and lightheadedness or dizziness.. Extremely low blood pressure can cause clammy, cold, pallid skin, a weak pulse, and rapid breathing. Even occasional symptoms associated with low blood pressure can be a cause for concern. Thats why its best to get checked out by a doctor as soon as you start to see problems. While some people think of low blood pressure as something desirable, abnormally low blood pressure just might send you to the emergency room.. ...
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Low blood pressure causes can also result from standing up too quickly, can occur after a meal and can be a result of faulty brain signals or damage to the nervous system. In the case of secondary hypertension, prevention is about managing the chronic illness. Its best to make a salad dressing at home with healthy ingredients such as olive oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, spices, and citrus juice. Therefore, its recommended that you manage your lifestyle habits to promote healthy blood pressure, especially since you cant control your race, age or family history. Eating what is a healthy blood pressure reading foods that are high in sodium (salt) can increase blood pressure. Secondary hypertension can occur suddenly and can result from the following illnesses: On any matter relating to your health high blood sugar after eating or well-being, please check with an appropriate what do you do when your blood sugar is high health professional. High blood pressure (hypertension) Blood pressure can ...
Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of heart disease and early death, researchers say.. The large study of people taking blood pressure medication found that variations of more than 14 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure readings between doctor visits was linked to a 25 percent increased risk of heart failure. Systolic blood pressure is the top number in a blood pressure reading.. Patients should have their blood pressure controlled, said lead researcher Paul Muntner, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Alabama School of Public Health at Birmingham. They should be aware that their blood pressure changes, and if there is a lot of variation, they might want to talk with their doctor about why its changing.. These variations may be a sign of increasing damage to the arteries, particularly stiffening, Muntner said.. About one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.. For the study, published online July 27 in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Blood pressure response to tourniquet use in anesthetized horses.. AU - Copland, V. S.. AU - Hildebrand, Susan. AU - Hill, T.. AU - Wong, P.. AU - Brock, N.. PY - 1989/10/15. Y1 - 1989/10/15. N2 - Blood pressure during anesthesia and surgery was compared for 2 groups of horses. Group A, consisting of 23 horses, had a tourniquet placed on the distal portion of a limb. The other group of 20 horses (group B) had surgery of comparable nature and duration as did group-A horses, but a tourniquet was not used. There was a statistical difference (P less than 0.05) in the peak systolic arterial blood pressure between the groups; group-A horses had a mean (+/- SEM) peak of 151 +/- 6 mm of Hg and group-B horses had a peak of 118 +/- 4 mm of Hg. In addition, group-A horses had immediate decrease in blood pressure, coincident with tourniquet deflation. The blood pressure decrease of 23 +/- 3 mm of Hg represented 16% of immediate predeflation blood pressure. Comparable blood pressure decrease ...
This month, research showed that using a mouthwash that kills bacteria in your mouth raises blood pressure. Fifteen men and women (average age 65) who were on medications for high blood pressure were told to use an antibacterial mouthwash for three days. Their systolic blood pressure rose 2.3mm Hg, while their diastolic blood pressure did not change (Am J Hypertens, published online October 30, 2014).
Published on: May 24, 2016. by CNBC:. High blood pressure has long been regarded as a health concern. Now swings in blood pressure are getting attention from health researchers, too.. A new study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension points out that older people whose blood pressure fluctuated over time were at greater risk of suffering from loss of brain function. The study was observational, so it could not establish an exact cause-effect relationship between the two phenomena. But the connection between the two is plausible, according to comments the studys lead author, Bo Qin, made in a press release.. Blood pressure variability might signal blood flow instability, which could lead to the damage of the finer vessels of the body with changes in brain structure and function, said Qin, a researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Brunswick, New Jersey.. Blood pressure fluctuates even in healthy people. For example, it tends to be lower in the morning and ...
Background: Temperature and other environmental stressors are known to affect blood pressure and heart rate. The cold pressor test is used clinically to evaluate autonomic and left ventricular functions.. Aims: This project was done to test the hypothesis that blood pressure and heart rate is altered during the cold pressor test.. Methods: Students performed the cold pressor test, to study the change in blood pressure following an environmental stress. 40 medical students from the Ist year MBBS batches were selected and tested for cold pressor test during 1 to 2 min immersion of one hand in ice water. This test used cold as a stressful stimulus. The response of the subject was measured by the change in blood pressure and heart rate after the application of cold stimulus.. Results: The study showed that the correlation between Anxiety state scores and cold pressor test response was not significant statistically. The correlation between Anxiety trait scores and cold pressor test response was also ...
Title:Differential Impacts of Antihypertensive Drugs on Central Blood Pressure and Their Clinical Significance. VOLUME: 8 ISSUE: 2. Author(s):Yoshio Matsui and Kazuomi Kario. Affiliation:Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan.. Keywords:Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin II receptor blocker, β-blocker, calcium channel blocker, central blood pressure, left ventricular mass, pulse wave velocity, reflection wave magnitude, thiazide diuretic. Abstract:Recent evidence suggests that central blood pressure (BP) is a more important determinant of cardiovascular risk than is brachial BP. Antihypertensive drugs with vasodilating properties have a more beneficial effect on central systolic BP and pulse pressure by decreasing arterial stiffness and/or the magnitude of wave reflections than thiazide diuretics and β-blockers. These differential effects of ...
Low blood pressure at birth is a widespread phenomenon. The best way for a temporary increase of blood pressure provided that it falls too low (e.g. 90-50 mmHg) is by preparing yourself a salted ayran (kefir). In a glass of 250 ml of ayran pour one level teaspoon of salt. Mix well by stirring. Drink it. Up to 30 minutes your blood will begin to rise and up to 1 hour it will be normal. The coffee is not suitable way for lifting blood pressure because it increases the heart rate and human physiology is so arranged that by increasing the pulse blood pressure falls proportionally. Moving also increases the blood pressure. The warm weather give cause for serious decrease in blood pressure. ...
Low blood pressure or hypotensionHypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure, or more precisely, for blood pressure in which the top number is 90 mm Hg or less, and the bottom number is 60 mm Hg or less.
0004] During leg exercise the aortic-to-peripheral pressure transfer function may change. Therefore, methods for determining aortic blood pressure which do not take such change into account may be inaccurate. In principle, during exercise, two major changes occur in the hemodynamic status of a subject: both heart rate and mean blood pressure increase. The pressure transfer function used to describe waveform changes from aortic path to a periphery, expressed in the frequency domain, comprises a characteristic resonance peak frequency. Heart rate may have no direct influence on pressure transfer function, whereas an increase in mean blood pressure may change vascular diameter according to the compliance curve of the vessel, coupled with an increase in elastic modulus. This may have a direct effect on travel time over the arteries and on the transfer function, whereby travel time may be reduced and the resonance peak of the pressure transfer function may be shifted to higher frequencies. However, ...
It helped so much that he had to go to the doctor to have his blood pressure meds lowered in order to be more in line with the benefits of the CBD oil. CBD oil can help with so many ailments from anxiety and depression to lowering blood sugar and blood pressure. The science of CBD oil for blood pressure control is compelling, but a word of warning is required. For anyone already taking blood pressure medications, its inadvisable to take CBD alongside these medicines without speaking to a doctor first. Using CBD Oil to Reduce Blood Pressure to Normal. All the studies seem to agree that CBD reduces high blood pressure. The product, CBD oil, is, therefore, a more natural remedy for people with cardiovascular related problems which sometimes lead to death. Remember: hypertension affects one in every three adults. CBD Effects on Blood Pressure, and Hypertension. Many people use the terms hypertension and high blood pressure synonymously. This happens so frequently that many believe that they ...
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Blood pressure, measured with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope by a nurse or other health care provider, is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls. Each time the heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries, resulting in the highest blood pressure as the heart contracts. One cannot take his or her own blood pressure unless an electronic blood pressure monitoring device is used. Electronic blood pressure monitors may also measure the heart rate, or pulse.. Two numbers are recorded when measuring blood pressure. The higher number, or systolic pressure, refers to the pressure inside the artery when the heart contracts and pumps blood through the body. The lower number, or diastolic pressure, refers to the pressure inside the artery when the heart is at rest and is filling with blood. Both the systolic and diastolic pressures are recorded as mm Hg (millimeters of mercury). This recording represents how high the mercury column in an old-fashioned manual blood pressure device ...
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The patient must be placed supine, without the head or any extremities dangling over the edge of the table. Measurement of ankle blood pressures in a seated position will grossly overestimate the ABI (by approximately 0.3). A Doppler ultrasound blood flow detector, commonly called Doppler wand or Doppler probe, and a sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff) are usually needed. The blood pressure cuff is inflated proximal to the artery in question. Measured by the Doppler wand, the inflation continues until the pulse in the artery ceases. The blood pressure cuff is then slowly deflated. When the arterys pulse is re-detected through the Doppler probe the pressure in the cuff at that moment indicates the systolic pressure of that artery. The higher systolic reading of the left and right arm brachial artery is generally used in the assessment. The pressures in each foots posterior tibial artery and dorsalis pedis artery are measured with the higher of the two values used as the ABI for that leg.[2] ...
We investigated the hemodynamic effect of synthetic atrial natriuretic factor Auriculin A (ANF) and its influence on arterial baroreflex control of heart rate, systemic blood pressure, and perfusion pressure in the hind limb (perfused at constant flow) in rabbits anesthetized with alpha-chloralose and urethane. The neural mechanisms underlying these effects were also studied. In the intact animal, a 45-minute constant infusion of ANF (2 micrograms/kg prime, 0.2 microgram/kg/min) significantly reduced mean blood pressure and increased mean perfusion pressure, while heart rate did not change. Comparable data were obtained with lower (0.5 microgram/kg + 0.05 microgram/kg/min; 1 microgram/kg + 0.1 microgram/kg/min) or higher (4 micrograms/kg + 0.4 microgram/kg/min; 8 micrograms/kg + 0.8 microgram/kg/min) doses of ANF. In addition, ANF enhanced bradycardic reflex responses to phenylephrine i.v. bolus administration, while it did not change baroreflex-mediated responses to nitroglycerin i.v. bolus ...
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1. Franklin SS, Jacobs MJ, Wong ND et al. Predominance of isolated systolic hypertension among middle-aged and elderly US hypertensives: analysis based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III. Hypertension 2001; 37(3): 869-874. 2. Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR et al. The seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure: the JNC 7 Report. JAMA 2003; 289(19): 2560-2572. 3. Hsu CY, McCulloch CE, Darbinian J et al. Elevated blood pressure and risk of end-stage renal disease in subjects without baseline kidney disease. Arch Intern Med 2005; 165(8): 923-928. 4. Sundström J, Arima H, Jackson R et al. Effects of blood pressure reduction in mild hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2015; 162(3): 184-191. 5. Neal B, MacMahon S, Chapman N et al. Effects of ACE inhibitors, calcium antagonists, and other blood - pressure - lowering drugs: results of prospectively designed ...
The results point to the importance of getting multiple measures from different settings. Using just one reading as the basis for prescribing or adjusting blood pressure medication could endanger patients who suffer from white coat hypertension, the researchers say. They recommend using an average of at least six readings to get the best estimate of true blood pressure.. Home monitoring of blood pressure is becoming more popular. About 43 percent of people with high blood pressure use home monitors. Dr. Powers says the study results support recent calls for reimbursement of home blood pressure monitoring.. I think patients should expect their doctors to make decisions based on home blood pressure [in addition to other measures], he says. But, he adds, those who use a home blood pressure monitor should get it validated for accuracy at their doctors office.. Always talk with your health care provider to find out more information.. ...
A noninvasive blood pressure measuring system includes an inflatable cuff for encircling a portion of the human body. The cuff is inflated to a pressure sufficient to occlude arterial flow, and the pressure is then released by opening of a pressure relief valve for short periods of time to reduce the pressure until both the systolic and diastolic events have occurred. The incremental decrease in pressure with each opening of the pressure relief valve is controlled by monitoring the pressure before opening and after closing the pressure relief valve. The time duration of the next valve opening cycle is controlled as a function of the comparison of the two pressures so as to maintain an average incremental decrease in pressure. In addition to systolic and diastolic blood pressures, pulse rate is also determined by counting the number of pulses between the systolic and diastolic events and determining the time elapsed between the two events. After occurrence of the systolic event, the valve is opened
Low blood pressure climbing stairs - Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart? M.D. visit. A first step in the management of these symptoms is to have your cardio-pulmonary condition assessed. Pulmonary arterial hypertension should be considered in the work up.
According to recent studies about 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure. But unfortunately as they rarely show any symptoms about 1/3 of these do not even know that they have it. So where will people like this go to get information on high blood pressure to understand the condition better and find methods to regulate blood pressure levels?. High blood pressure has become known as the silent killer. Many people do not show any symptoms until the condition has reached a much later stage of development.. In fact the only real way a person can ever tell if they have high blood pressure is by getting a blood pressure reading, generally from a doctor or health professional. Normally, if a docto fashion jackets r thinks that a patient may have high blood pressure then they may ask them to return to the surgery potentially a few times to have the reading checked again. This is so that an accurate baseline can be established. There are a number of factors that can temporarily increase blood ...
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... systolic blood pressure >180 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure >110 mm Hg) Puncture of noncompressible blood vessel within 2 ... Hypertension: systolic blood pressure ≥ 185mmHg; or diastolic blood pressure >110mmHg on repeated measures prior to study. (if ... Thrombolysis, also called fibrinolytic therapy, is the breakdown (lysis) of blood clots formed in blood vessels, using ... Scientists have studied whether measuring fibrinogen in blood can be used as a biomarker to predict hemorrhage. As of 2017 it ...
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... increased blood pressure and heart rate; proteinuria, hematuria (blood in the urine), bladder injury; in animals: teratogenic ... Diphenylamine targets the red blood cell system and can cause abnormal erythropoiesis in the spleen, and thus congestion of the ...
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Chukwidi Asakie; Simon Utebor (October 11, 2015). "Alamieyeseigha dies of high blood pressure". The Punch. Retrieved October 11 ... "died of complications arising from high blood pressure and diabetes which affected his kidney." James Ibori "Alamieyeseigha, 57 ...
A meta-analysis showed that sesame consumption produced small reductions in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Sesame ... PMID 18357620 Khosravi-Boroujeni H, Nikbakht E, Natanelov E, Khalesi S (2017). "Can sesame consumption improve blood pressure? ... According to allergy experts, "standard skin and blood testing for food allergies [does not] predict whether a child has true ...
... high blood pressure). Antihypertensive therapy seeks to prevent the complications of high blood pressure, such as stroke and ... and Treatment of High Blood Pressure-The JNC 7 Report. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 2003. "Archived copy" ( ... "High blood pressure (hypertension) - Uses for ACE inhibitors". Mayo Clinic. Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved ... Evidence suggests that reduction of the blood pressure by 5 mmHg can decrease the risk of stroke by 34%, of ischaemic heart ...
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Blood pressure regulation[edit]. Main articles: Blood pressure regulation and Renin-angiotensin system ... Although the kidney cannot directly sense blood, long-term regulation of blood pressure predominantly depends upon the kidney. ... Kidney function is tested for using blood tests and urine tests. A usual blood test is for urea and electrolytes, known as a U ... They receive blood from the paired renal arteries; blood exits into the paired renal veins. Each kidney is attached to a ureter ...
High blood pressure, protein in the urine[1]. Complications. Red blood cell breakdown, low blood platelet count, impaired liver ... A systolic blood pressure ≥160 or diastolic blood pressure ≥110 and/or proteinuria ,5g in a 24-hour period is also indicative ... an increase in systolic blood pressure (SBP) of ≥30 mmHg or an increase in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of ≥15 mmHg. ... Blood pressure[edit]. The World Health Organization recommends that women with severe hypertension during pregnancy should ...
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High blood pressure[edit]. Main article: Hypertensive disease of pregnancy. Potential severe hypertensive states of pregnancy ... Obesity also increases the chances of developing gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, experiencing postterm ... Because of this, blood-borne microorganisms (hepatitis B, HIV), organisms associated with sexually transmitted disease (e.g., ... Gestational diabetes is when a woman without diabetes develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy.[7] ...
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... of OSA as a causative agent for elevated intracranial pressure suggests an association with the auto-regulation of blood flow ... Intracranial pressure will rise as a result of continued brain growth within the rigid skull.[16] It appears that in children ... Elevated intracranial pressureEdit. When the ICP is elevated the following symptomes may occur: vomiting, visual disturbance, ... Impaired venous outflow is often caused by a hypoplastic jugular foramen.[23] This causes an increase in the intracranial blood ...
... elevated blood pressure), tachycardia (rapid heart rate), nausea, stomach cramps, dizziness, headache, sweating, muscle tension ... Levomethamphetamine crosses the blood-brain-barrier and acts as a TAAR1 agonist,[3] functioning as a selective norepinephrine ...
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A 2015 study of users in the United States also found elevated blood lead levels in 40 percent of those tested. Other concerns ... Spinal manipulation aims to treat "vertebral subluxations" which are claimed to put pressure on nerves. Chiropractic was ...
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Death, if it occurs, follows typically six to sixteen days after symptoms appear and is often due to low blood pressure from ... This may cause vomiting blood, coughing up of blood, or blood in stool.[32] Bleeding into the skin may create petechiae, ... Blood products such as packed red blood cells, platelets, or fresh frozen plasma may also be used.[135] Other regulators of ... follows typically six to sixteen days from first symptoms and is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss.[2] In general ...
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The flow of blood normally stops when the blood clots, which may be encouraged by direct pressure applied by pinching the soft ... the blood can come up the nasolacrimal duct and out from the eye. Fresh blood and clotted blood can also flow down into the ... Spontaneous epistaxis is more common in the elderly as the nasal mucosa (lining) becomes dry and thin and blood pressure tends ... Sometimes blood flowing from other sources of bleeding passes through the nasal cavity and exits the nostrils. It is thus blood ...
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The pose is advised against in case of high blood pressure,[14][15] heart palpitations, glaucoma,[15] during menstruation,[14] ...
This can be very little blood (less blood than a normal menses.) It can be very much blood (much more than a normal menses.) ... Some women have an abortion because the society they live in pressures them to. ... The woman passes the fetus, along with the blood and tissue that have built up in the uterus, from her vagina.) ... But if it is less than 12 weeks old a woman may not see anything but blood. ...
... low blood pressure, and shortness of breath.[2] Other severe side effects include reactivation of hepatitis B in those ... Blood cancersEdit. Rituximab is used to treat cancers of the white blood system such as leukemias and lymphomas, including non- ... "Blood. 121 (23): 4694-4702. doi:10.1182/blood-2013-02-482570. PMID 23613524. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. ... doi:10.1182/blood-2013-02-482570. PMID 23613524.. *^ Shaw, T. (2003). "B cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis: The rituximab ( ...
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Monitors may measure patient vital signs and other parameters including ECG, EEG, and blood pressure. ... Medical laboratory equipment automates or helps analyze blood, urine, genes, and dissolved gases in the blood. ... ASTM D7225: Standard Guide for Blood Cleaning Efficiency of Detergents and Washer-Disinfectors[54] ... "Standard Guide for Blood Cleaning Efficiency of Detergents and Washer-Disinfectors". 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.. ...
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