Hypertension

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.

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.

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