In an alarming new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers exposed an increase in the risk of heart failure, stroke and death for patients whose blood pressure fluctuates. Paul Muntner, professor of epidemiology at the University of Alabama School of Public Health at Birmingham, led the research and expressed concern that wide variations in blood pressure is a sign that increasing damage is occurring to the arteries — specifically arterial stiffening.
Compared to patients whose blood pressure remained stable through the research, findings show that approximately 15 mm Hg variation averages increase the risk for fatal heart disease or heart attack by an astounding 30 percent. Stroke risks shot up to 46 percent and an overall risk for death escalated to an alarming 58 percent. This study finally confirms the link between blood pressure variations and heart disease, or death.
Dr. Muntner advises that “Patients should have their blood pressure controlled – they should be aware that their blood pressure changes, and if there is a lot of variation, they might want to talk to their doctor about why it’s changing.”
Another expert in the field, Dr. Fonarow, explains that the goal is to maintain blood pressure through lifestyle changes and medication if necessary. He added, “People with high blood pressure should focus on consistently maintaining their blood pressure in the goal range by regularly taking their medications and adhering to heart healthy diet and exercise regimen.”
In response to these findings, William Elliot, a representative for Biomazing, said “The American Heart Association estimates that approximately 33 percent of adults in the U.S. experience high blood pressure, also known as the “silent killer” because there are often no noticeable symptoms to alert you that something is wrong with your health. This is all the more reason for regular check-ups, since the damage caused by hypertension could go undetected for several years.”
Researchers at Biomazing believe education is key to good health and suggest talking to your doctor about possible preventative measures that can help to maintain a healthy balance in blood pressure.
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