Hypertension

Updated Scientific Statement: Management of Endocrine Hypertension

Updated Scientific Statement: Management of Endocrine Hypertension

A scientific statement was released reviewing the clinical presentation and prevalence of multiple forms of endocrine hypertension.

Hepatitis Decompensation Rate Decreased With Statin Use

Hepatitis Decompensation Rate Decreased With Statin Use

Statin use may be effective in preventing decompensation in patients with liver cirrhosis.

Is Hypertension With Obesity Affected by Race?

Is Hypertension With Obesity Affected by Race?

Race and obesity in relation to hypertension were assessed in over 21,000 Houston-area adolescents.

30-Minute Blood Pressure Monitoring Reduces Overtreatment

30-Minute Blood Pressure Monitoring Reduces Overtreatment

30-minute blood pressure monitoring may reduce incidence of overtreatment of white-coat hypertension.

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Likelihood of Hypertension

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Likelihood of Hypertension

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A significantly higher incidence of hypertension was observed in patients with knee osteoarthritis compared with patients without osteoarthritis.

Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity Upon Antihypertensive Therapy Initiation to Personalize Prognosis

Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity Upon Antihypertensive Therapy Initiation to Personalize Prognosis

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Patients with higher baseline blood pressure had higher 6-month combined cardiovascular disease incidence after adjustments.

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

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Participants who received e-counseling had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure at 12 months

FDA Approves First Sodium Nitroprusside For Hypertension

FDA Approves First Sodium Nitroprusside For Hypertension

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The injection is the first ready-to-use sodium nitroprusside intended for immediate blood pressure reduction.

Heart Failure, Stroke Risk Increased With Cannabis Use

Heart Failure, Stroke Risk Increased With Cannabis Use

The investigators suggested that more research is needed to truly understand the pathophysiology behind cannabis' effect.

ARBs vs ACE Inhibitors For High-Risk Cardiac Patients

ARBs vs ACE Inhibitors For High-Risk Cardiac Patients

Cardiovascular event incidence was lower in patients taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) vs angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi).

Adherence to Therapy for Resistant Hypertension Lacking

Adherence to Therapy for Resistant Hypertension Lacking

Nonadherence to hypertension therapy leads to increased costs and patient risks.

Quarter-Dose Combination Antihypertensive Therapy Highly Effective

Quarter-Dose Combination Antihypertensive Therapy Highly Effective

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A mean difference of 18.7 mm Hg in 24-hour systolic blood pressure was observed in patients given the antihypertensive "quadpill."

Effects of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Therapy on Gait and Mobility

Effects of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Therapy on Gait and Mobility

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Intensive blood pressure-lowering therapy (systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg) was not associated with changes in gait speed or mobility in older adults.

Short-Term Stroke Risk Increases With Psychiatric Illness

Short-Term Stroke Risk Increases With Psychiatric Illness

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Psychiatric distress that led to a hospital visit increased the odds of stroke.

CVD Risk With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

CVD Risk With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Of patients with with head and neck cancers, 23% have cardiovascular disease and 24% have uncontrolled blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Trajectories in Childhood Predict CVD Risk

Blood Pressure Trajectories in Childhood Predict CVD Risk

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Patients with higher blood pressure trajectories also had thicker carotid intima-media thickness and increased LV mass index.

Hypertension, Arrhythmias More Likely in Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Hypertension, Arrhythmias More Likely in Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Patients who survive thyroid cancer are more likely to develop heart valve disorders as well as hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias.

Rising Systolic Blood Pressure Rates Are a Global Concern

Rising Systolic Blood Pressure Rates Are a Global Concern

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Systolic blood pressure rates are on the rise, which could lead to increased incidences of ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease.

Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatments

Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatments

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Initial combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil reduced the risk for first clinical failure event in patients with connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Masked Hypertension Prevalence in the United States

Masked Hypertension Prevalence in the United States

As many as 17.1 million Americans may have masked hypertension.

Does Low-Dose Diuretic Therapy Reduce Hypertension Risk?

Does Low-Dose Diuretic Therapy Reduce Hypertension Risk?

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Low-dose chlorthalidone/amiloride reduced hypertension and left ventricular mass.

Hypertension Protective Against Dementia in Old Age

Hypertension Protective Against Dementia in Old Age

Patients who developed hypertension after aged 90 years were 63% less likely to develop dementia.

Clinical Guideline Recommends Less Aggressive Hypertension Goals

Clinical Guideline Recommends Less Aggressive Hypertension Goals

Hypertension treatment may begin when adults aged 60 years and older have a persistent systolic blood pressure at or above 150 mm Hg.

Antiplatelet Therapy May Reduce Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Antiplatelet Therapy May Reduce Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Women who took antiplatelet agents had lower risks of spontaneous preterm births.

Cardiovascular Disease Preventive Services' Outcomes

Cardiovascular Disease Preventive Services' Outcomes

Hypertension and cholesterol screening and treatment both had high health impacts.

Lowering Hypertension Using Ethanol Cookstoves

Lowering Hypertension Using Ethanol Cookstoves

The diastolic blood pressure for ethanol cookstove users and control patients was significantly different.

Hypertension Rates Increasing Globally

Hypertension Rates Increasing Globally

Most hypertension-related deaths were caused by ischemic heart disease and stroke.

DASH Diet Ranked Highest for CVD, Diabetes Prevention

DASH Diet Ranked Highest for CVD, Diabetes Prevention

The US News & World Report rated the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) as the best choice of diet overall, followed by the Mediterranean diet.

Prognosis Estimates Based on SBP in Geriatric Patients With Hypertension

Prognosis Estimates Based on SBP in Geriatric Patients With Hypertension

Primary care patients >80 years old treated to achieve SBP <150 mm Hg were observed to have greater mortality than those with target SBP <135 mm Hg over 11.9 years of follow-up.

Aortic Dissection Risk in Pregnancy With Marfan Syndrome

Aortic Dissection Risk in Pregnancy With Marfan Syndrome

There was a significant association for increasing aortic root diameter with later aortic dissection.

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