Six barbershops in the Toledo, Ohio, area have implemented CV awareness programs that specifically target black men, CBS affiliate WTOL reported Feb. 14.

Some 20% of children have high blood pressure, WBAL-TV reported Feb. 17.

A Canadian clinical psychologist is repurposing a beta-blocker to ease the pain of emotional trauma, the BBC reports.

The U.S. FDA on Feb. 6 granted Breakthrough Device Designation to medical device developer Aria CV, Inc., for its Aria CV Pulmonary Hypertension System.

Higher visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability early in life may predict CVD and all-cause mortality in middle age, according to research published in JAMA Cardiology on Jan. 22. 

A large-scale study published in the Journal of Hypertension Jan. 20 suggests the calcium channel blocker amlodipine can lower hypertensive patients’ BP while simultaneously minimizing their long-term risk of developing gout.

Black patients at a heightened risk for heart disease cut their CV mortality risk by 11% in a study that explored the cardiac benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Women’s blood vessels age at a faster rate than men’s, researchers from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai reported this month—a finding that could explain some of the considerable sex gaps in CVD in men and women.

A group of scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have derived predictive equations to identify adults at a high risk of having nocturnal hypertension or nondipping systolic blood pressure—both hard-to-catch conditions that can raise a person’s risk for CVD.

Blood pressure-monitoring technology is hitting the wearables market hard this year, and tech companies are vying to create the optimal tool for tracking BP on the go. But one company thinks they already have it figured out, according to CNET—in the form of BP-monitoring earbuds.

Taking steps to keep older patients’ systolic blood pressure under the 120 mmHg mark could lower those patients’ risk of MI, stroke, death and mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study—but it could also fast-track a decline in kidney health.

Working long hours was linked to as much as a 70% increased risk of masked hypertension and a 66% greater risk of sustained hypertension in a recent study of 3,500 white-collar employees in Quebec, Canada.