Location: West Midlands
Speciality: Tape analysis
Location: East Of England
Speciality: Cath Lab and Pacing Physiologist
Location: South East Coast
Speciality: BSE Echocardiographer
Location: Kent and Medway
An increase in blood pressure in middle age can raise the chances of heart attacks and strokes.
Research conducted by Northwestern Medicine gives doctors and those in locum cardiology work a better understanding into how maintaining a low blood pressure early in middle age can prevent heart attacks and strokes.
The team found that men and women that already had high blood pressure were 30 per cent more likely to suffer heart problems in later life.
Norrina Allen, assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said: "We found the longer we can prevent hypertension or postpone it, the lower the risk for cardiovascular disease. Even for people with normal blood pressure, we want to make sure they keep it at that level, and it doesn't start increasing over time."
According to the Stroke Association 150,000 suffer an attack in the UK every year with the condition accounting for 53,000 deaths every year.
written by Mathew Horton
New research has shown the impact of novel treatments, and how they can improve the lives of people living...
A new study has suggested that people who drink between three and five cups of coffee a day could be lowering...
Cardiology is constantly changing and evolving to try and adopt the most-effective approach when it comes...
Researchers at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) have found that different organs in the human body have...