Hypertension

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.

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

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While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.

Workplace Noise Exposure Affects Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Workplace Noise Exposure Affects Cardiovascular Risk Factors

High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and hearing problems were more common in workers exposed to loud noise.

No Reduced CVD Risk for SBP <120 mm Hg in Type 2 Diabetes

No Reduced CVD Risk for SBP <120 mm Hg in Type 2 Diabetes

No reduction in cardiovascular disease risk was seen with an achieved systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg vs <130 or <140 mm Hg.

Pre-Pregnancy Fitness Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk

Pre-Pregnancy Fitness Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk

For each standard deviation increment in baseline level of fitness, the odds of developing gestational diabetes were 21% lower.

Blood Pressure Targets in Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research

Blood Pressure Targets in Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research

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Experts call on healthcare providers to diligently focus on hypertension as an important comorbid condition that is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including death.

Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension

Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension

Preferences indicated people would rather take daily pill or tea to prolong life rather than exercise.

Add-On Antihypertensives Compared in Patients With Diabetes on ACEIs, ARBs

Add-On Antihypertensives Compared in Patients With Diabetes on ACEIs, ARBs

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The composite significant kidney event end point was defined as the first occurrence of ≥30% decline in eGFR to an eGFR <60mL/min/1.73m2, initiation of dialysis or kidney transplant.

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Provides No Mortality Benefit in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Provides No Mortality Benefit in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of trials that reported functional outcomes and mortality rates among patients with intracerebral hemorrhage following intensive blood pressure lowering.

Preconception Blood Pressure Tied to Risk for Pregnancy Loss

Preconception Blood Pressure Tied to Risk for Pregnancy Loss

Findings similar for early pregnancy blood pressure even in healthy women.

Preeclampsia Screening: Maternal Factors, Biomarkers vs NICE Guidelines

Preeclampsia Screening: Maternal Factors, Biomarkers vs NICE Guidelines

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The performance of a preeclampsia screening method using a combination of maternal factors and biomarkers was superior to the current NICE recommendations.

Unique Vit B3 Formulation May Improve Blood Pressure, CV Health

Unique Vit B3 Formulation May Improve Blood Pressure, CV Health

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NR supplementation showed reductions in mean systolic blood pressure (SBP; mean change -3.9mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP; mean change -2.0mmHg) for all patients; these findings were not statistically significant after adjusting for multiple comparisons.

Nonpsychotic Cannabinoids in Hypertension: Benefits and Harms

Nonpsychotic Cannabinoids in Hypertension: Benefits and Harms

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Despite public perception that cannabis is "natural" and "safe," it has been implicated in many serious cardiovascular events, even in young, otherwise healthy people.

Hypertension Risk Increased With PTSD Chronicity in Military Cohort

Hypertension Risk Increased With PTSD Chronicity in Military Cohort

There was a significant increase in the unadjusted risk for hypertension with the chronicity of PTSD compared with individuals never diagnosed with PTSD.

Intensive blood pressure control not linked to changes in cerebral perfusion in patients with cerebral small vessel disease

In patients with severe cerebral small vessel disease, a strategy of intensive blood pressure control did not significantly alter whole brain blood flow when compared with standard blood pressure control.

Low-Dose Triple Combo Therapy Effective in Hypertension

Low-Dose Triple Combo Therapy Effective in Hypertension

A low-dose triple combination therapy was found to be effective in achieving rapid blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.

Blood Pressure, Glucose Levels Worsened From the Great Recession

Blood Pressure, Glucose Levels Worsened From the Great Recession

Blood pressure and fasting glucose levels have increased as a result of the Great Recession.

FDA Reports Combination Hypertension Treatment Discontinued

FDA Reports Combination Hypertension Treatment Discontinued

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The FDA has posted a discontinuation notice for Twynsta for the treatment of hypertension as monotherapy.

Previous Stroke or TIA May Increase Risk for Urgency Urinary Incontinence

Previous Stroke or TIA May Increase Risk for Urgency Urinary Incontinence

Independent risk factors for urgency urinary incontinence included previous stroke or transient ischemic attack, increased body mass index, and hypertension.

Pharmacists Play Crucial Role in Cardiac Disease Management

Pharmacists Play Crucial Role in Cardiac Disease Management

Pharmacists work closely with primary care providers, cardiologists, neurologists, and cardiac rehabilitation nurses as part of the health care team treating patients with cardiac disease.

Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control in Small Vessel Disease

Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control in Small Vessel Disease

Intensive blood pressure control did not reduce cerebral perfusion in patients with severe small vessel disease.

Dietary Sodium, Blood Pressure Association Minimally Attenuated by Diet

Dietary Sodium, Blood Pressure Association Minimally Attenuated by Diet

Other dietary components have a minimal impact on attenuating the adverse association of dietary sodium with blood pressure.

DASH Diet for Hypertension, Stroke Prevention May Also Reduce Depression Risk

DASH Diet for Hypertension, Stroke Prevention May Also Reduce Depression Risk

Adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is associated with reduced risk for depression in older adults.

Use of Multiple Antihypertensive Agents Has Increased in Preeclampsia

Use of Multiple Antihypertensive Agents Has Increased in Preeclampsia

Use of antihypertensive treatments has increased during delivery hospitalizations in women with preeclampsia.

Targeting Underlying Conditions May Improve Sinus Rhythm in Atrial Fibrillation

Targeting Underlying Conditions May Improve Sinus Rhythm in Atrial Fibrillation

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Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation who received targeted therapy saw improvements in sinus rhythm as well as reductions in blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.

Poor Outcomes in HFpEF With Low Systolic Blood Pressure

Poor Outcomes in HFpEF With Low Systolic Blood Pressure

Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction had poor outcomes when they had a systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg.

Updated ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines: Q&A With George Bakris, MD

Updated ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines: Q&A With George Bakris, MD

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The Cardiology Advisor interviewed George Bakris, MD on his thoughts regarding the ACC/AHA updated hypertension guidelines.

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