heart disease

High Blood Pressure: Norvasc (Amlodipine)

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: SERIES II   About High blood pressure Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your […]

High Blood Pressure: Zestril (lisinopril)

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: SERIES II   About High blood pressure Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your […]

Cozaar (Losartan)

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: SERIES II   About High blood pressure Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your […]

How African Caribbean background can affect your heart health

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: SERIES I   About High blood pressure Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your […]

This is how a single high-fat meal can lead to heart disease

  New research, published in the journal Laboratory Investigation, finds dramatic and almost immediate changes in the blood vessels of healthy men after they have consumed a single high-fat meal.   It is well known that a diet high in saturated fat is a contributing factor to the risk of heart disease. The Centers for […]