Hypertension

Blood pressure of less than 130/80 mm Hg has been associated with improved outcomes in hypertensive patients who previously suffered a stroke, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Childhood cancer patients are more than twice as likely to develop hypertension as older adults, according to a study published this week in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

A class of drugs designed to inhibit cancer growth could have a dual application as blood pressure monitors, according to research out of Georgetown University.

Aramark, a food service company that serves two billion meals each year in the U.S., has reported second-year results from a program aimed at serving healthier food across workspaces, hospital cafes, colleges and universities.

As a specialist in women’s heart health, Malissa J. Wood, MD, was already well aware of the cardiovascular risks associated with pregnancy. Even so, she found a deeper dive into the topic “incredibly distressing” as she prepared for her presentation titled “Pregnancy-Associated Myocardial Infarction” at the 2017 American Heart Association’s scientific sessions.

In the first update to U.S. guidelines on blood pressure in 14 years, a writing committee changed the definition of high blood pressure from 140/90 millimeters of mercury or higher to 130/80 or higher.

Patients with hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who underwent more intensive blood pressure (BP) control experienced a 14 percent reduced risk of all-cause mortality than those with less intensive treatment, according to a meta-analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Teenage mothers could face significantly more cardiovascular risk later in life than women who become first-time mothers at older ages, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

People who enjoy spicy foods tend to eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, according to a study of 606 Chinese adults.

Patients with borderline pulmonary hypertension (PH) demonstrated poorer survival than those with lower arterial pressures, according to research published Oct. 25 in JAMA: Cardiology.

Skin, and the proteins that regulate it, could play a significant role in controlling blood pressure and other risk factors that leave heart patients predisposed to cardiovascular disease.

U.S. rates of uncontrolled hypertension have remained stagnant for half a decade, while overall prevalence hasn’t changed since the late '90s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in its most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).