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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.