Hypertension

Nearly two-thirds of American medical students have higher-than-average blood pressure, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Native Hawaiians who struggled to control their high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes benefited greatly from a six-month hula dancing program, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions this week suggests gut bacteria could be an indicator of whether someone with high blood pressure also suffers from depression.

Orchestra BioMed, Inc., on Sept. 4 announced it received CE mark approval for its Moderato implantable pulse generation system, which delivers the company’s trademarked cardiac neuromodulation therapy to patients while simultaneously acting as a pacemaker.

Research presented this month at the ESC Congress in Paris suggests that getting a yearly influenza shot could greatly cut hypertensive patients’ risk of dying during flu season.

Biomedical tech company Biobeat has received 510K clearance for its noninvasive, cuffless BP-monitoring systems.

Months after the latest losartan recall and more than a year after drug companies first started pulling bulk lots of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) from pharmacy shelves, the FDA has issued a statement updating the American public on the scope of the situation.

Anxiety about rejection and abandonment in close relationships could be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a study out of Concordia University has found.

An editorial published in the latest issue of The Lancet suggests physicians might make quicker progress toward reducing global levels of uncontrolled hypertension if they reframe the condition as part of a patient’s whole health profile, rather than as an isolated disease.

Rates of hypertension have been climbing in the U.S. in recent years, according to an analysis by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and they’re growing fastest among millennials and adults in their mid-thirties and forties.

Heart disease deaths are on the rise in the U.S., according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Aug. 27—and they have been for almost a decade.

Intensive blood pressure control resulted in fewer white matter brain lesions than standard BP control in a recent study of nearly 450 hypertensive patients, suggesting stricter hypertension management could have significant benefits for brain health.