Hypertension

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Leg Ischemia and Antihypertensive Use

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Leg Ischemia and Antihypertensive Use

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Mean arterial pressure in patients with peripheral artery disease decreased as a result of antihypertensive medication.

Cardiovascular Disease May Benefit From Chinese Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease May Benefit From Chinese Medicine

Herbal alternatives used in traditional Chinese medicine may help treat or prevent cardiovascular disease.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Independently Predicts CV Events and Death in Diabetes

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Independently Predicts CV Events and Death in Diabetes

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Visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability may be a better predictor of cardiovascular events and death than traditional risk factors.

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

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Women with preeclampsia have up to a 6-fold risk of pregnancy-associated stroke.

Cardiovascular Events Reduced With Intensive Blood Pressure Control

Cardiovascular Events Reduced With Intensive Blood Pressure Control

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Intensive systolic blood pressure treatment outcomes were similar between groups of patients with prediabetes and with normal fasting blood glucose levels.

Biomarkers Linking SLE-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Biomarkers Linking SLE-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Mortality rates in SLE-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension are higher compared to the general SLE population even-though diagnostic and treatment strategy have improved in the last 50 years.

How Accurate Are Home Blood Pressure Monitor Readings?

How Accurate Are Home Blood Pressure Monitor Readings?

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New reports found that 70% of home blood pressure monitor readings are inaccurate.

Refill Synchronization Beneficial for Medication Adherence

Refill Synchronization Beneficial for Medication Adherence

Appointment-based models improve medication-taking behavior.

Reducing Severe, Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy With Antihypertensive Therapy

Reducing Severe, Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy With Antihypertensive Therapy

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Data from 15 randomized controlled trials were examined to determine rates of "clinically important reductions" in severe hypertension in pregnant women.

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

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No differences were observed between pravastatin and usual care for CHD events, cause-specific deaths, stroke, cancer, and combination fatal CHD or nonfatal MI.

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Reduced With Significantly Lower Blood Pressure Targets

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Reduced With Significantly Lower Blood Pressure Targets

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Significantly lower blood pressure can reduce cardiovascular disease mortality risk.

Angiotensin II Improves Blood Pressure With Vasodilatory Shock

Angiotensin II Improves Blood Pressure With Vasodilatory Shock

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Patients with vasodilatory shock benefited from adjunctive angiotensin II therapy.

Higher Systolic Blood Pressure in Racially Segregated Areas

Higher Systolic Blood Pressure in Racially Segregated Areas

An increase in systolic blood pressure was found in individuals living in racial segregated neighborhoods.

Low Systolic Blood Pressure Target May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Low Systolic Blood Pressure Target May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

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Achieving a systolic blood pressure goal of <120 mm Hg may have adverse cardiovascular effects for some patients.

No Benefit to Pravastatin in Elderly Patients With Hypertension

No Benefit to Pravastatin in Elderly Patients With Hypertension

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Statin therapy did not show benefit in the primary prevention for all-cause mortality or coronary heart disease events in adults older than 65 years of age.

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet May Lower Risk of Gout

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet May Lower Risk of Gout

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet has been found to effectively prevent gout.

Hypertension, High Cholesterol Risks Similar for 'Social Smokers'

Hypertension, High Cholesterol Risks Similar for 'Social Smokers'

Social smokers have the same risk level for hypertension and elevated cholesterol as regular smokers.

Preeclampsia Screening: Updated Recommendations From USPSTF

Preeclampsia Screening: Updated Recommendations From USPSTF

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Pregnant women should be screened for preeclampsia by measuring blood pressure at each prenatal care visit.

Reported Muscle-Related Adverse Events Increase When Aware of Statin Use

Reported Muscle-Related Adverse Events Increase When Aware of Statin Use

Muscle-related adverse event reports increase when patients and doctors know that statins are being used.

Hypertension in Adolescents Linked to Higher Body Mass Index

Hypertension in Adolescents Linked to Higher Body Mass Index

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More than 40% of adolescents were found to have prehypertension or hypertension associated with higher body mass index.

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

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

Is A Reduction in BP Likely Using Uric Acid-Lowering Agents?

Is A Reduction in BP Likely Using Uric Acid-Lowering Agents?

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A Cochrane review examined whether or not uric acid-lowering therapies could effectively reduce 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.

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