The average blood pressure of American youths is declining, a new CDC report suggests, even as updated guidelines classify almost 800,000 more of them as hypertensive.
July 13, 2018 | Hypertension
Adoption of the new 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hypertension guidelines would result in a “substantial” increase in the prevalence of hypertension in both the U.S. and China.
Valsartan, a common drug used to control hypertension and heart failure, is being recalled in 22 counties due to concerns its active pharmaceutical ingredient, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen, poses a cancer risk.
July 11, 2018 | Hypertension
A program designed to help hypertensive patients with complex medication regimens understand the drugs they are prescribed not only failed to improve adherence, but it actually raised their blood pressure.
July 11, 2018 | Hypertension
Black men and women have higher incidences of hypertension by the age of 55 compared to white men and women, according to a study published July 11 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
July 02, 2018 | Hypertension
Patients with resistant hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experienced significant drops in blood pressure and improvements in OSA severity following renal denervation, according to a small randomized trial published June 25 in Hypertension.
June 29, 2018 | Hypertension
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, women with preeclampsia with severe features (PEC) have higher right ventricular (RV) systolic pressure (RVSP) and decreased global right ventricular longitudinal systolic strain (RVLSS), among other adverse cardiovascular events, compared to women not exhibiting preeclampsia during pregnancy.
June 28, 2018 | Hypertension
Sleep disturbances, including poor sleep quality and insomnia, are associated with increased blood pressure and vascular inflammation in women, according to a June 9 study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
June 27, 2018 | Hypertension
A new study published in Hypertension suggests tailoring blood pressure (BP) treatment to a patient’s exercise level may help, because people with elevated but controlled hypertension saw an increase in BP during physical activity.
June 27, 2018 | Hypertension
Frequent binge drinkers—particularly men—are more likely to have cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and high cholesterol, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
June 19, 2018 | Hypertension
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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 06, 2018 | Hypertension
A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests stroke patients who reach and maintain the new hypertension guidelines of 130/80 mmHg may cut their risk of death by 33 percent.
June 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.
Hypertension, Practice Management
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.
Hypertension, Healthcare Economics & Policy
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.
Hypertension, Healthcare Economics & Policy
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.
Hypertension, Vascular & Endovascular, Conferences
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.
Healthcare Economics & Policy, Hypertension
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.
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