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Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.

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Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.

HOPE-3: Hitting Pause on the Blood Pressure Gauge

HOPE-3: Hitting Pause on the Blood Pressure Gauge

How will hypertension therapy be altered by the new SPRINT and HOPE-3 trial results?

Implications of SPRINT: How Should Clinicians Respond?

Implications of SPRINT: How Should Clinicians Respond?

Clinicians, including 2 SPRINT investigators, share their perspectives on what the trial findings mean for hypertension treatment in clinical practice.

Guidelines for Management of Hypertension With Stroke Remain Unclear

Guidelines for Management of Hypertension With Stroke Remain Unclear

Guidelines for hypertension management during acute stroke are based on clinician experience.

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Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

Beat-to-beat blood pressure variability is a novel way to predict risk for recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events.

Hypertension Risk Increased With Subclinical Primary Aldosteronism

Hypertension Risk Increased With Subclinical Primary Aldosteronism

Renin-independent aldosteronism, and possibly mineralocorticoid receptor activation increase risk for hypertension.

FDA Approves Angiotensin II IV Infusion for Hypotension

FDA Approves Angiotensin II IV Infusion for Hypotension

The FDA has approved angiotensin II intravenous infusion for hypotension in patients with septic shock.

Hypertension in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction

Hypertension in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction

Vascular endothelial dysfunction contribute to the development of premature arterial stiffening and hypertension in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Hypertension Treatment Approaches: Initial Combination Therapy vs Sequential Monotherapy

Hypertension Treatment Approaches: Initial Combination Therapy vs Sequential Monotherapy

Patients with blood pressure levels of >150/95 mm Hg may benefit from initial combination therapy of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide.

Aliskiren Oral Pellets Now Approved for Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension

Aliskiren Oral Pellets Now Approved for Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension

The FDA has approved aliskiren oral pellets for hypertension treatment.

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have released hypertension guidelines which now classify high blood pressure as ≥130/80 mm Hg.

Routine Monitoring for Hypertension Advised for Certain Antipsychotics

Routine Monitoring for Hypertension Advised for Certain Antipsychotics

Patients taking antipsychotic agents, especially clozapine, should be monitored regularly for hypertension.

Chronic Pain Linked to Impaired Cardiovascular Regulation

Chronic Pain Linked to Impaired Cardiovascular Regulation

Comorbid hypertension may be mediated by reduced heart rate variability and spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity in patients with chronic pain.

Effect of Intensive Periodontal Therapy on Blood Pressure in Prehypertension

Effect of Intensive Periodontal Therapy on Blood Pressure in Prehypertension

A randomized controlled clinical trial examined whether intensive periodontal therapy decreases blood pressure in pre-hypertensive patients.

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