New Delhi: Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a lung disorder in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrowed, making it difficult for blood to flow through the vessels. As a result, the blood pressure in these arteries — called pulmonary arteries — rises far

New research published in PLOS One this October reports not only do more women statistically die of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than men, but they see dramatically increased mortality in the first year after their heart attack. Corresponding author Georg Schmidt, MD, and colleagues in Germany and England wrote in

Obesity and high blood pressure frequently coexist in the same individual and are recognised as the main cardiovascular risk factor. The prevalence of hypertension, defined as systolic arterial pressure of 140 mmHg and/or diastolic arterial pressure of 90 mmHg and/or the prescribing of antihypertensive pharmacological therapy, is to be found

New research reveals one of the top drivers of death in China is getting worse—and the government isn’t yet prepared to stop it. A study published this week in The Lancet paints a stark picture of a public-health crisis, one that highlights systemic problems in the national health-care system and

Your skin can play a surprising role in regulating your blood pressure and heart rate, says a new study. Skin, the largest organ in a human body helps to regulate hypertension in its response to changes in the amount of oxygen available in the surrounding environment. “Given that skin is

More than a third of adults in China suffer from high blood pressure, but only one in 20 are able effectively to manage their condition, according to research published on Thursday. Strokes are the leading cause of death in China, accounting for one in five deaths annually, researchers said, with

Why a low sodium diet might be harmful You may have heard before that if you want to lose weight, you need to cut three whites from your diet — sugar, salt and flour. Many sources will tell you that high consumption of sugar can cause diabetes, metabolic syndrome and