Low Blood Pressure Linked to Death Risk, Study Finds
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Blood Pressure Cuffs Could Reduce Heart Damage When Used Before Surgery
They restricted blood flow for five minutes followed by another five minutes of free blood flow and repeated. The researchers then measured the patients’ blood for troponin 1, which is a protein that informs the researchers if there was any heart muscle damage post surgery. Higher levels of this protein would indicate more damage. The data was then compared to 167 people who did not have the blood pressure cuff procedure done on them before surgery. The researchers found that within three days post surgery, the troponin levels for the group of patients who received the remote ischemic conditioning were 17 percent lower in comparison to patients who did not have the procedure.
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But for some people, low blood pressure can be an indicator of an underlying problem. For normal individuals, a blood pressure under 90/60 should prompt a check-up with a doctor to exclude disorders that may cause low blood pressure,” Dr. Abraham said. He added that the blood pressure optimum for patients being treated for high blood pressure is now more narrowly defined: For those on blood pressure medications, there does appear to be a so-called j-shaped curve like that described in the present study.
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