Tight, intensive blood pressure control was found to improve residual survival length in middle aged and older individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease.
The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) Task Force on Performance Measures released a guideline on clinical performance and quality measures for care of adult patients with hypertension.
NSAIDs do not increase blood pressure among postpartum women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
For patients with type 2 diabetes, apparent treatment-resistant hypertension increases risk for cardiovascular events and mortality.
Estimated pulse wave velocity predicted outcomes independent of the Framingham Risk Score, indicating an incremental role of markers of aortic stiffness on cardiovascular risk.
Additional conductance catheterization studies will be needed to confirm the relationship of right ventricular (RV) strain with RV maladaptation in larger patient populations with pulmonary hypertension.
There is a substantial burden, unawareness, and undertreatment of several systemic comorbidities—particularly cardiovascular and psychiatric—in patients with HS.
Preferential use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors over angiotensin receptor blockers should be considered whenever possible, particularly in patients with severe mental health illness.
Periodontitis is a possible risk factor for hypertension.
A substantial proportion of cases of CVD among black individuals are associated with hypertension.