Hypertension

EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension

EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension

However, systolic blood pressure did not differ in the electronic health record-plus-education group vs the usual care group.

Preeclampsia With Severe Features Increases Risk for Cardiac Abnormalities

Preeclampsia With Severe Features Increases Risk for Cardiac Abnormalities

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Women with preeclampsia with severe features had increased right ventricular systolic pressure and decreased global right ventricular longitudinal systolic strain.

Calcium Channel Blocker May Benefit Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Calcium Channel Blocker May Benefit Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

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For this study, researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial (N=24) to assess the efficacy and safety of adding oral verapamil for 12 months to a standard insulin regimen in adults with recent-onset type 1 diabetes (age range: 18 to 45 years).

Pediatric Hypertension Prevalence Increased With New Definitions

Pediatric Hypertension Prevalence Increased With New Definitions

Incorporation of new pediatric definitions increased the prevalence of hypertension in high-risk youth.

Hydralazine-Induced Hepatotoxicity Described in Case Report

Hydralazine-Induced Hepatotoxicity Described in Case Report

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Symptoms in patients with short latency include fever, rash, and eosinophilia.

Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Systolic Blood Pressure in Men

Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Systolic Blood Pressure in Men

The relative risk for hypertension increased with any drinking in men without hypertension.

Empagliflozin Reduces Nephropathy Risk Irrespective of Blood Pressure Control

Empagliflozin Reduces Nephropathy Risk Irrespective of Blood Pressure Control

Investigators examined renal outcomes when controlling cardiovascular risk factors, such as blood pressure, LDL-C, and HbA1c.

No Causal Effect of Vitamin D on Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia

No Causal Effect of Vitamin D on Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia

There was no strong evidence of a linear effect for 25-hydroxyvitamin D on the risk of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in the one-sample mendelian randomization analysis.

Higher Blood Pressure at Mid-Life Increases Dementia Risk

Higher Blood Pressure at Mid-Life Increases Dementia Risk

The risk for dementia may increase with blood pressure ≥130 mm Hg in 50-year-olds.

Disparities for Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk Unexplained

Disparities for Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk Unexplained

Higher risk for second hemorrhagic stroke in blacks and Hispanics is not fully explained by hypertension severity.

Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With Hypertension Diagnosis

Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With Hypertension Diagnosis

More stroke survivors are not within the new recommended blood pressure targets compared with Joint National Committee report.

AHA: Limited Health Literacy Is Barrier to Cardiovascular Care

AHA: Limited Health Literacy Is Barrier to Cardiovascular Care

Use of Universal Precautions Toolkit recommended for improving quality of cardiovascular care.

Consensi Approved to Treat Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain

Consensi Approved to Treat Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain

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Consensi combines amlodipine besylate, a calcium-channel blocker (CCB), and celecoxib, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Annual Healthcare Expenditure Higher for Hypertension

Annual Healthcare Expenditure Higher for Hypertension

Individuals with hypertension have 2.5 times the inpatient cost, almost double outpatient cost, and almost triple the prescription medication cost.

New Hypertension Guideline Discussed for Older Adults

New Hypertension Guideline Discussed for Older Adults

Clinicians should be mindful of specific blood pressure goals proven to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Ideal Systolic Blood Pressure for CVD Prevention in Diabetes, Hypertension

Ideal Systolic Blood Pressure for CVD Prevention in Diabetes, Hypertension

Investigators sought to determine whether targeting systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg in patients with type 2 diabetes would result in adverse CV outcomes.

Increase in Candidates for Treatment With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

Increase in Candidates for Treatment With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

The 2017 hypertension guideline was associated with an increase in proportion of adults recommended for antihypertensive treatment and an estimated decrease in cardiovascular events and deaths.

Effect of Acetyl-L-Carnitine on Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes

Effect of Acetyl-L-Carnitine on Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined the effect of oral acetyl-L-carnitine on blood pressure, lipid and glycemic control, insulin sensitivity and kidney function in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

Maternal Exposure to Polluted Air Tied to Elevated Child BP

Maternal Exposure to Polluted Air Tied to Elevated Child BP

Overall, there was a 1.61-fold increase in risk for elevated blood pressure in children with highest vs lowest tertile of PM2.5.

Smartphone medication adherence application did not improve systolic blood pressure

In this randomized controlled trial, there was no significant difference in systolic blood pressure across participants who used the Medisafe app for blood pressure medication adherence as compared with controls.

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify Children With Previously Underestimated Risk

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify Children With Previously Underestimated Risk

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The new blood pressure guidelines have increased the estimated population prevalence of children with elevated blood pressure from 11.8% to 14.2%.

Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients

Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients

Patients with hypertension may lower their stroke risk with folic acid supplements.

Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk for Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk for Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Endometrial cancer survivors have an elevated risk of various adverse long-term cardiovascular outcomes.

High BP Guideline Changes: Benefits and Harms

High BP Guideline Changes: Benefits and Harms

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An 8-item checklist was used to consider both benefits and harms in changing the definition of high blood pressure.

Increase in Hypertension in Children Based on 2017 AAP Guidelines

Increase in Hypertension in Children Based on 2017 AAP Guidelines

Increase in estimated population prevalence of elevated blood pressure from 11.8% to 14.2% in children.

Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia

Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia

Findings are based on use of commonly available antihypertensive medications in older African Americans.

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg

The trend is consistent whether the threshold blood pressure level is reached earlier or later in life.

Stronger Link With Mortality for Ambulatory vs Clinic Blood Pressure

Stronger Link With Mortality for Ambulatory vs Clinic Blood Pressure

Ambulatory blood pressure is a stronger predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality than clinic measures.

Repeated BP Measures Linked to Drop in Initially Elevated BP

Repeated BP Measures Linked to Drop in Initially Elevated BP

Repeated measurement of initially elevated blood pressure linked to 8 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure.

Barber facilitated health promotion reduces blood pressure among black male barber patrons

Non-Hispanic black male barber patrons prescribed antihypertensive therapy with barber encouragement along with lifestyle modification experienced greater reductions in blood pressures compared with those who received lifestyle modification advice alone.

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