Hypertension Discussion Part 5

WALLACE: My mother…uncles aunties, yeah cousins Alright so It just runs in my family. DR. MEYERS: There is without question a higher risk of having hypertension if you’re african-american and certainly hypertension results in a lot more disease and mortality or death rates in folks that are african-american. DR. CLARKE: I think part of it…

UM study challenges current blood pressure guidelines

LEFT LANE WITH SPEEDS CLOCKING IN AT 22 MILES PER HOUR. Janine: TOPPING TODAY’S HEALTH NEWS THE LATEST RESEARCH OUT OF UNIVERSITIES OF MIAMI MILLER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IS CHALLENGING CURRENT BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES. LOCAL10 MEDICAL SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER HAS DETAILS ON THEIR FINDINGS. Kristi: SOME BIG CHANGES AND CONTROVERSY WHEN IT COMES TO BLOOD…

Nitroglycerin: Explosive Heart Medication

[Theme song] Imagine a substance so potent that depending on how you use it, it could blow you to pieces, or it could save your life. This stuff exists, and you’ve probably heard of it. It’s called nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin was first discovered in 1847 by an Italian chemist named Ascanio Sobrero, who was experimenting with…

Jen’s Heart Valve Story

(soft music) – I was born with tetralogy of fallot and I was diagnosed I guess at birth, but when I was two-years-old in 1988, I had my first open heart surgery and at that time, I had a screen, I was told, put in my heart and I was fixed. And when I was…