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Measuring Blood Pressure in Both Arms can Help Reduce Cardiovascular Risk and Hypertention

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The FINANCIAL — Blood pressure should be measured in both arms and the higher reading should be adopted to improve hypertension diagnosis and management, according to a new study. The research, led by University of Exeter, analysed data from 53,172 participants in 23 studies worldwide to examine the implications of choosing the higher or lower arm pressure.…

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Measuring Blood Pressure in Both Arms can Help Reduce Cardiovascular Risk and Hypertention

1 min read

The FINANCIAL — Blood pressure should be measured in both arms and the higher reading should be adopted to improve hypertension diagnosis and management, according to a new study. The research, led by University of Exeter, analysed data from 53,172 participants in 23 studies worldwide to examine the implications of choosing the higher or lower arm pressure.…

Is blood pressure reading more accurate at home or clinic?

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The FINANCIAL — Blood pressure measurements routinely taken at home are more likely to provide the basis for accurate diagnoses of hypertension than those taken in a clinic setting, according to a new study led by Kaiser Permanente investigators. The findings come from a randomized controlled trial of 510 adults who visited one of 12…

High Blood Sugar Levels ‘Reprogramme’ Stem Cells

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The FINANCIAL — High levels of glucose in the blood ‘reprogrammes’ stem cells, leading to a lasting increase in the risk of developing dangerous atherosclerosis, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation published today in Circulation.…

Stanford researchers develop lab-on-a-chip that turns blood test snapshots into continuous movies

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The FINANCIAL -- The new device can continuously sense levels of virtually any protein or molecule in the blood. The researchers say it could be transformative for disease detection, patient monitoring and biomedical research. For even the most routine of medical checkups, a blood test is often the first order of business. But, for all its diagnostic…