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Blood pressure reductions ‘affected by wealth levels’

Reduction of high blood pressure is achieved more effectively for wealthier Americans than for those with a poorer socio-economic status, a study from England finds, where the management of hypertension was found to be more equitable.There was little difference between the countries in overall effectiveness of the management of high blood pressure, or hypertension.
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Safer heart surgery from humble blood pressure cuff

Scientists have discovered that inflating a blood pressure cuff on the upper arm immediately prior to heart bypass surgery could decrease risk of heart injury and increase long-term survival rate. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 395,000 coronary artery bypass graft surgeries were carried out in the US in 2010…
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