Blood Pressure Spike Upon Standing Might Risk For Heart Attack: Study

Many people experience elevated blood pressure upon standing, and new research has found that it may increase the risk for heart attack. The study published in the journal Hypertension found that young and middle-aged adults with high blood pressure may have a higher risk of serious cardiovascular events.

An estimated 40% of people globally have high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, people with hypertension in mid-life are five times more likely to have cognitive function problems and twice as likely to have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.


Systolic (top number) blood pressure falls slightly upon standing, but for this study, researchers wanted to examine the health outcomes of those who have a significant rise in systolic blood pressure upon standing.

The investigators examined 1,207 people who were part of a study in Italy that began in 1990 and included adults aged 18-45 years old with untreated stage 1 hypertension. Stage 1 hypertension was determined as systolic blood pressure of 140 – 159 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure of 90 – 100 mm Hg.

All participants’ measurements were taken at various physical positions, including when lying down or standing up. Researchers compared heart disease risk factors, laboratory measures, and the occurrence of major cardiovascular events, including heart attack, heart-related chest pain, stroke, and more.

During the 17-year follow-up, researchers noted that the most common major cardiovascular events that happened to participants were heart attack, heart-related chest pain, and stroke.

The study results showed a clear relationship between those who had high blood pressure upon standing and heart attack. People who had the highest blood pressure rate were twice as likely as other participants to experience a major cardiovascular event.

Keeping the Heart Healthy


This study helps to outline the importance of having healthy blood pressure levels throughout life. Healthy Blood Pressure Support uses a unique blend of ingredients that have been shown in human clinical studies to help support healthy blood pressure. Heart health is addressed by supporting cardiovascular health and healthy cholesterol levels.

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By keeping blood pressure in check and providing the body with all the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs, you can help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attack.

Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.