Hypertension

Smoke-free policies in public places like bars and restaurants were linked to lower systolic blood pressures (SBPs) among participants from the longitudinal CARDIA study, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Just 45 minutes of chatting with a second-year medical student could improve disease management among patients with chronic conditions like hypertension, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

A study of two neighboring communities living in the remote Venezuelan rainforest is poking holes in the idea that blood pressure inevitably increases with age.

A third blood pressure drug has been recalled over a carcinogenic impurity, the FDA announced Nov. 8.

Exposure to blue light could decrease an individual’s systolic blood pressure by as much as 8 mm Hg in just half an hour, researchers report in a study co-led by the University of Surrey, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and Philips.

It’s not just what people eat—but when—that may influence their risk of developing prediabetes and high blood pressure, according to preliminary research scheduled to be presented Nov. 10 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Chicago.

Climbing rates of violent crime could trigger blood pressure (BP) spikes within nearby communities—particularly among individuals living in what are considered “safe” neighborhoods—according to a study of 50,000 adults living in Chicago.

Low-risk patients with mild hypertension derived no protective benefit from blood pressure drugs over 5.8 years of follow-up but had an increased risk of adverse effects potentially related to the medication, researchers reported in a new study.

ScieGen Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall of the blood pressure drug irbesartan after lab testing revealed a carcinogenic impurity, the FDA announced in a MedWatch Safety Alert.

A study out of Binghamton University in New York suggests heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) respond to environmental demands by undergoing allostasis rather than homeostasis, adding further evidence to a hypothesis scientists have mulled for years.

Low blood pressure (BP) and weight loss could signal an impending diagnosis of dementia, while elevated blood glucose levels may represent a consistent risk factor for the condition, according to a 14-year study published in the October issue of JAMA Psychiatry.

A therapeutic vaccine developed in Japan could work as well as oral antithrombotic drugs to prevent secondary ischemic stroke, according to preliminary research published Oct. 29 in Hypertension.