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Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?

Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?

Birth Defects more Common in Pregnant Women With High Blood Pressure High blood pressure during pregnancy is in the spotlight again due to a recently published report. The report which is published in the journal BMJ challenges previous research which has indicated that blood pressure medications known as ACE inhibitors increase the risk of an [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Chest pain – not always a heart attack

Chest pain – not always a heart attack

Chest pain is something generally associated with heart attacks, however, it may have many causes – even persistent coughing can cause pain in the chest area. Since pain in the chest can be the result of persistent or heavy coughing but may also have no apparent cause it is important that investigation is carried out [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Heart attack

Heart attack

Heart problems are common for many, and heart attacks can be very worrying and debilitating as well as life threatening in many case. A heart attack occurs when part of the heart’s muscle is damaged or dies due to the interruption of blood flow to the heart – usually caused by a blockage. The medical [...]

November 12, 2012 More
High Blood Pressure has Association with Birth Defects

High Blood Pressure has Association with Birth Defects

A recent finding has suggested that women who have high blood pressure and are in the first trimester of pregnancy do not increase the risk of having a baby with defects if they are taking standard blood pressure medication. The blood pressure medication is known as ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme, and is commonly used. Previous [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Hypertension

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is defined as a blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or higher when measured with a blood pressure cuff or being on medication for high blood pressure. The systolic pressure is the upper number of the reading, while the diastolic pressure is the lower number of the reading. Hypertension is a [...]

September 14, 2011 More
Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in this country, claiming the lives of over half a million women each year. Women present with coronary heart disease (CHD) events on average 10 years later than men, but have a steady rise in the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) or “heart attacks” as [...]

August 15, 2011 More
Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure is an increasingly common disease because of the improved survival rates of patients after coronary heart disease events. About 4.6 million persons are being treated for heart failure in the United States, and 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The prevalence of heart failure increases with age; approximately 80% of all heart [...]

August 15, 2011 More