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Big variability in blood pressure readings between anatomical sites

Big variability in blood pressure readings between anatomical sites 1

Neurocritical care nurse Kathrina Siaron, taking the blood pressure of a mock patient, helped lead a study that revealed such readings can vary when taken on different parts of the body. Credit: UTSW Blood pressure readings taken from neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) patients had marked differences between opposite sides …

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    Many home blood pressure monitors not validated for accuracy

    Many home blood pressure monitors not validated for accuracy 3

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain Most blood pressure devices sold for home monitoring in Australia—and possibly worldwide—may not have been validated for accuracy and could lead to misdiagnoses and inappropriate treatment, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. In this study, the researchers studied the …

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      Countries facing pressure to loosen virus restrictions

      Countries facing pressure to loosen virus restrictions 4

      A worker wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus sprays disinfectant as a vehicle prepares to enter to an office building carpark in Beijing, Monday, April 13, 2020. China on Monday reported over 100 new cases of coronavirus infection, dozens of them imported. Of …

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        What pregnant women with high blood pressure need to know about COVID-19

        What pregnant women with high blood pressure need to know about COVID-19 5

        petrunjela/iStock, Getty Images High blood pressure during pregnancy can put mother and baby at risk during normal circumstances. But with the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly, many are wondering how this highly contagious threat may affect them. The good news is, thus far, nothing researchers have learned about COVID-19 raises additional …

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          Cumulative doses of oral steroids linked to increased blood pressure

          Cumulative doses of oral steroids linked to increased blood pressure 8

          Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cumulative doses of oral steroids in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with increased hypertension (blood pressure) for those who take them regularly, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “The cumulative effect of oral steroid doses on hypertension is substantial, and given …

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            NY airports, hospitals under pressure as virus cases mount

            NY airports, hospitals under pressure as virus cases mount 9

            by Michael Hill and Michael R. Sisak A screen displays a message thanking health care workers during the coronavirus outbreak, in a sparsely populated Times Square, Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering all workers in non-essential businesses to stay home and banning …

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              Higher daily step counts linked with lower blood pressure

              Higher daily step counts linked with lower blood pressure 10

              Credit: CC0 Public Domain The smart watches seen on the wrists of roughly one in five Americans could be more than just a fun gimmick but a potentially useful research tool to track habitual physical activity levels. People who took more steps daily, as tracked by their watch, had lower …

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