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December 2013

Could you sleep away high blood pressure?

Resistant hypertension is defined as blood pressure that remains above a goal target when at least 3 medication therapies, including a diuretic, fail to control the blood pressure. This affects an estimated 13 %of the population with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. For those with sleep apnea, in addition to resistant hypertension, a new study finds patients who were treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) experienced a drop in blood pressure levels.

A Fresh Start – Husband Gives Priceless Gift to Wife on Wedding Anniversary

Had Bob Kime, 67, not opened the Tulsa World paper June 13, 2013, and noticed an ad that read, “for many people the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack,” he may not have thought of his own heart health. The ad featured a new promotion available at Oklahoma Heart Institute to have a state-of-the-art cardiac CT scan for $499 with no physician referral necessary. “I thought that’s $499 and I called,” says Bob of picking of the phone to schedule his scan.