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Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of preeclampsia in women who are pregnant for the first time, according to a new study published June 18 in Hypertension.
Jun 14, 2018 | Hypertension
Systolic blood pressures above 130 millimeters of mercury in middle age were associated with an increased risk of dementia later on, according to a longitudinal study published June 12 in the European Heart Journal.
Jun 12, 2018 | Hypertension
A new study published in PLOS Medicine suggests people prescribed a single-pill fixed-dose drug combination (FDC) to manage hypertension are more likely to be compliant with their medication and achieve better health outcomes than those taking separate pills.
Jun 06, 2018 | Hypertension
A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests stroke patients who reach and maintain the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hypertension guidelines of 130/80 mmHg, deaths may be cut by 33 percent, compared to the 2014 guidelines.
Jun 05, 2018 | Hypertension
To help define ideal dietary sodium levels, researchers have proposed turning to a truly captive population: prisoners. In this tightly controlled environment, it would be feasible to collect data that could finally help resolve the debate about whether low-sodium diets are preventive against hard outcomes like stroke and death.
Jun 04, 2018 | Hypertension
Virtual primary care visits for hypertension follow-ups are just as effective as in-person visits to maintain blood pressure control, according to a new study published on May 23 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
May 30, 2018 | Hypertension
Hypertensive patients collect $1,920 more in annual healthcare expenditures compared to healthy individuals, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association on May 30.
May 25, 2018 | Hypertension
Total adherence to the 2017 hypertension guidelines would result in about 330,000 fewer deaths each year in the U.S., according to a study published May 23 in JAMA Cardiology.
May 23, 2018 | Hypertension
Two late-breaking clinical trials presented May 23 at EuroPCR in London demonstrated the ability of renal denervation to significantly lower patients’ blood pressures, regardless of whether they were taking antihypertensive medications.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has halted enrollment in a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate alcohol intake and its effect on cardiovascular health amid concerns over conflicts of interest with the beverage industry.
May 15, 2018 | Hypertension
Fetuses exposed to higher levels of air pollution during their mother’s third trimester of pregnancy have a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to a new study published online May 14 in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
May 10, 2018 | Hypertension
Folic acid supplementation may dramatically reduce the risk of first stroke in patients with hypertension, low platelet count and high homocysteine levels, suggests a study published online May 7 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
May 10, 2018 | Hypertension
Despite normal baseline blood pressures without medications before 20 weeks of gestation, pregnant women with chronic hypertension are at an increased risk of poor outcomes compared with women without, according to new research published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
May 09, 2018 | Hypertension
A new study from Hong Kong found adults with type 2 diabetes and hypertension who achieved a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of less than 130 mmHg did not experience a reduction in cardiovascular risk, compared to patients with SBPs between 130 and 140 mm Hg. The study’s findings were published in Diabetes Care.
People who took sauna baths at least four times per week demonstrated a 61 percent reduced risk of stroke when compared to those who visited the sauna just once a week, according to a Finnish study with an average follow-up of 15 years.
Apr 26, 2018 | Hypertension
Ambulatory blood pressure measurements are a stronger predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality than clinical blood pressure measurements, according to a study published April 19 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Apr 24, 2018 | Hypertension
Although they didn’t garner as much attention as the adult guidelines, the criteria for determining hypertension in children also changed in 2017. They led to an increase in individuals considered outside the normal range, according to a study published online April 23 in JAMA Pediatrics.
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Apr 24, 2018 | Hypertension
New research from Michigan Technological University suggests an hour of mindfulness meditation can reduce anxiety and positively impact cardiovascular health—in particular, blood pressure. Study findings were presented April 23 at the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego.
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Heart disease patients who are slow walkers are at a higher risk of hospitalization than their speedier counterparts, according to research presented April 20 at EuroPrevent 2018.
Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hypertension
The FDA’s voluntary sodium reduction goals for packaged and processed foods could greatly reduce or delay deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. and are cost-saving even in pessimistic simulations, according to a study published online April 10 in PLOS Medicine.
Healthcare Economics & Policy, Hypertension
Apr 18, 2018 | Hypertension
A class of blood pressure medications—short-acting calcium channel blockers (CCBs)—was associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a study presented April 17 at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago.
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