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.

An FDA-approved antiarrhythmic drug known as dofetilide could be repurposed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers have found.

A nine-week mindfulness training course helped hypertensive patients lower their blood pressure and improve healthy habits in a study out of the Mindfulness Center at Brown University’s School of Public Health.

Worries about deportation could be contributing to worse heart health among Latina women in the U.S., according to work published Nov. 27 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Legal loopholes in the 510(k) clearance process mean countless faulty BP devices can make it to pharmacy shelves without proper testing, leading to confusion among consumers and healthcare providers alike, according to a news story from the American Medical Association.

Joint research from the American Heart Association and American Medical Association suggests that just half of practicing physicians and healthcare professionals have received blood pressure measurement training since they left school.

Nearly one-third of insured adults with diagnosed hypertension were nonadherent to their antihypertensive medications in 2015, according to a report published Nov. 4 in Hypertension.

Living with chronic stress could have serious implications for blood pressure control in black patients, Reuters reported Nov. 5.