Katie Robinson

Articles

Marijuana Screening Recommended for Cardiovascular Disease

February 06, 2020

Screening, testing and counseling for marijuana use is needed, especially in young patients presenting with cardiovascular disease, according to a review recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Hot Yoga May Lower Blood Pressure

October 16, 2019

Hot yoga improved ambulatory blood pressure and reduced mental stress, a correlate of hypertension, in adults with elevated blood pressure and stage I hypertension, according to a study presented at AHA’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions held in New Orleans last month.

Local Heat Lowers Blood Pressure in Supine Hypertension

October 02, 2019

Local heat therapy applied overnight effectively lowers blood pressure in patients with both primary autonomic failure and nocturnal supine hypertension, according to a study presented at AHA’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.

Prevalence of Hypertension in Pregnancy Spikes Over Last Four Decades

September 18, 2019

The number of pregnant women who develop hypertension during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the U.S. since 1979, especially among black women, with advanced maternal age contributing to this upward trend, say researchers writing in Hypertension this month.