Hypertension

Blood Pressure Affected by Certain Antipsychotic Therapies

Blood Pressure Affected by Certain Antipsychotic Therapies

Using dopaminergic antagonists and agonists can affect blood pressure.

Aliskiren Oral Pellets Now Approved for Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension

Aliskiren Oral Pellets Now Approved for Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension

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The FDA has approved aliskiren oral pellets for hypertension treatment.

Dietary Salt Modifies Gut Microbiome and Increases Blood Pressure

Dietary Salt Modifies Gut Microbiome and Increases Blood Pressure

High salt intake affects gut microbiome but certain intestinal bacteria may modulate blood pressure.

Intensive BP Control Provides Little Benefit in Chronic Kidney Disease

Intensive BP Control Provides Little Benefit in Chronic Kidney Disease

Intensive BP control may actually be harmful for patients with chronic kidney disease.

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

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

Chronic Pain Linked to Impaired Cardiovascular Regulation

Chronic Pain Linked to Impaired Cardiovascular Regulation

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

Routine Monitoring for Hypertension Advised for Certain Antipsychotics

Routine Monitoring for Hypertension Advised for Certain Antipsychotics

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

ACE Inhibitors, Statins Do Not Alter Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio in Adolescents With T1D

ACE Inhibitors, Statins Do Not Alter Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio in Adolescents With T1D

Neither ACE inhibitors nor statins change the albumin-to-creatinine ratio in adolescents with T1D.

Syncope Outcomes After Emergency Department Discharge

Syncope Outcomes After Emergency Department Discharge

Care costs for patients discharged from the ED with a syncope diagnosis are lower than those who are hospitalized.

Effect of Intensive Periodontal Therapy on Blood Pressure in Prehypertension

Effect of Intensive Periodontal Therapy on Blood Pressure in Prehypertension

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

Sleep Debt Affects Cardiovascular Health in Older Women

Sleep Debt Affects Cardiovascular Health in Older Women

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Obesity, hypertension, and circadian misalignment may all result from sleep debt.

Puerperal NSAIDs in Preeclampsia Not Associated With Postpartum Hypertension

Puerperal NSAIDs in Preeclampsia Not Associated With Postpartum Hypertension

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Women with preeclampsia who received nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs did not have an increased risk for postpartum hypertension.

PCSK9 Inhibitor Does Not Affect Cognitive Function

PCSK9 Inhibitor Does Not Affect Cognitive Function

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Evolocumab is not associated with adverse cognitive effects even when low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels have been achieved.

Hypertension Linked to Higher Dementia Risk in Women

Hypertension Linked to Higher Dementia Risk in Women

Mid-adulthood hypertension is associated with increased risk of dementia among women.

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

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Women who experience gestational hypertension are at a greater risk for future hypertension and ischemic heart disease compared with women who have preeclampsia.

LV Diastolic Function Improved in Diabetes With Pioglitazone

LV Diastolic Function Improved in Diabetes With Pioglitazone

Pioglitazone improves whole-body and myocardial insulin sensitivity, left ventricular diastolic function, and systolic function in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Insulin Resistance, Cardiometabolic Risk Increased in Obese Children

Insulin Resistance, Cardiometabolic Risk Increased in Obese Children

Cardiometabolic risk and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance increase with increased body mass index.

Cognitive Function May Improve With Lower SBP in Black Patients

Cognitive Function May Improve With Lower SBP in Black Patients

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Among black patients treated for hypertension, a systolic blood pressure (SBP) level of ≤120 mmHg results in no significant cognitive deficits

Tailored Treatment for SBP Reduces Risk for Organ Dysfunction After Major Surgery

Tailored Treatment for SBP Reduces Risk for Organ Dysfunction After Major Surgery

Management targeting an individualized systolic blood pressure is associated with reduced risk of organ dysfunction among patients undergoing major surgery who are at increased risk of postoperative complications.

Hypertension-Related End Organ Damage Evident in Teenagers

Hypertension-Related End Organ Damage Evident in Teenagers

Some adolescents including those at normal or mid-risk level based on their systolic blood pressure, have target organ damage.

Blood Pressure Control Benefits From Multifaceted Quality Improvement Program

Blood Pressure Control Benefits From Multifaceted Quality Improvement Program

A multifaceted quality improvement program improves blood pressure (BP) control over a 6-month period.

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk for CVD Postpartum

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk for CVD Postpartum

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Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and hypertension postpartum.

Lower Frequency of Home BP Monitoring Seen in Patients Without Partners

Lower Frequency of Home BP Monitoring Seen in Patients Without Partners

Adults with no partners are more likely to have a lower frequency of home blood pressure monitoring.

CV Benefits of Intensive SBP Reduction Outweigh Increased CKD Risk

CV Benefits of Intensive SBP Reduction Outweigh Increased CKD Risk

Although intensive systolic blood pressure lowering does increase risk for chronic kidney disease events, this risk was offset by the cardiovascular and all-cause mortality benefits.

ADA Issues Position Statement on Hypertension Management in Diabetes

ADA Issues Position Statement on Hypertension Management in Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association has updated its recommendations on the assessment and treatment of hypertension in individuals with diabetes.

Angioedema Risk With Aliskiren vs Beta-Blockers Compared

Angioedema Risk With Aliskiren vs Beta-Blockers Compared

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The risk of angioedema is likely comparable between aliskiren and beta blockers.

Hypertension Medication Adherence May Be Improved by Collaborate Communication

Hypertension Medication Adherence May Be Improved by Collaborate Communication

Collaborative communication between physicians and patients can help boost patient medication adherence.

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Managing Hypertension in Children

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Managing Hypertension in Children

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in children.

RHC Parameters Useful in Predicting Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes

RHC Parameters Useful in Predicting Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes

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The ratio of hemodynamic markers derived from right heart catheterization can predict treatment outcomes in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Cognitive Function May Benefit from Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets

Cognitive Function May Benefit from Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets

For seniors and particularly blacks with hypertension, lowering systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg or lower may help prevent cognitive decline.

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