Hypertension

Sustained Systolic Blood Pressure Reductions With Barbershop Intervention

Sustained Systolic Blood Pressure Reductions With Barbershop Intervention

A barbershop-based intervention can lead to significantly reduced blood pressure and sustained improvements over one year in black men.

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

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Members of 2 remote Venezuelan tribes were found to have elevated blood pressure following exposure to Western culture.

New BP Targets Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years

New BP Targets Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years

Achieving and maintaining 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) blood pressure (BP) goals could prevent a greater number of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events than achieving prior U.S. guideline goals.

Teva Recalls Additional Blood Pressure Medications

Teva Recalls Additional Blood Pressure Medications

All lots of amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination blood pressure tablets have been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Smoke-free policies are associated with small reductions in blood pressure.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker use linked with decreased mortality after inpatient acute kidney injury.

In this retrospective cohort study looking at patients admitted to hospital with acute kidney injury, use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker within six months was associated with decreased mortality.

Treatment of hypertension in low-risk patients not linked with improved outcomes

In this retrospective cohort study of low-risk patients with mild hypertension, treatment of hypertension was not linked to any change in mortality or cardiovascular disease.

Diuretic Regimen More Effectively Reduces CV Morbidity vs Telmisartan Combinations in Hypertension With Diabetes

Diuretic Regimen More Effectively Reduces CV Morbidity vs Telmisartan Combinations in Hypertension With Diabetes

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Previous studies on the suitability of diuretics for patients with hypertension and diabetes reveal inconsistencies.

Calcium Channel Blockers May Reduce Peripheral Arterial Disease Risk in Hypertensive Patients

Calcium Channel Blockers May Reduce Peripheral Arterial Disease Risk in Hypertensive Patients

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Meta-analysis suggests that calcium channel blockers can be effective in preventing peripheral arterial disease in patients with hypertension.

Pitavastatin Plus Ezetimibe May Improve Outcomes for ACS Without Hypertension

Pitavastatin Plus Ezetimibe May Improve Outcomes for ACS Without Hypertension

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Combined treatment with pitavastatin and ezetimibe may be beneficial in patients with acute coronary syndrome and without hypertension for secondary prevention.

Additional Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Recalled Due to Presence of Probable Carcinogen

Additional Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Recalled Due to Presence of Probable Carcinogen

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Sandoz announced a voluntary recall of 1 lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets 100mg/25mg due to trace amounts of NDEA found in the API losartan.

Does Antihypertensive Therapy Reduce CVD Risk in Low-Risk Patients With Mild Hypertension?

Does Antihypertensive Therapy Reduce CVD Risk in Low-Risk Patients With Mild Hypertension?

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Treatment of low-risk patients presenting with mild hypertension with antihypertensive medication should be done with caution.

Case: Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Following HCTZ Administration

Case: Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Following HCTZ Administration

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A recent report published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine describes the case of a male patient who experienced HCTZ-induced pulmonary edema that was complicated by ARDS.

Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg Identified as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN

Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg Identified as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN

Home BP thresholds for stage 1 hypertension were identified using a regression-based approach in the Dallas Heart Study.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control

A therapeutic lifestyle change intervention plus motivational interviewing sessions delivered in churches can reduce systolic blood pressure.

Another Antihypertensive Recalled Due to Potentially Carcinogenic Impurity

Another Antihypertensive Recalled Due to Potentially Carcinogenic Impurity

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The impurity was identified following laboratory testing conducted by the FDA; this is the first non-valsartan product that the Agency has found to contain NDEA.

Commonly Prescribed Antihypertensives Linked to Increased Lung Cancer Risk

Commonly Prescribed Antihypertensives Linked to Increased Lung Cancer Risk

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To investigate the association between this commonly used antihypertensive class and lung cancer, researchers conducted a population based cohort study involving 992,061 patients from the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

Quick Take: β-Blocker use in pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations: an international cohort study

Beta-blocker medications are commonly used in managing high blood pressure in pregnancy.

Intensive blood pressure lowering favored to not induce kidney disease, contrary to prior research

Patients managed with intensive blood pressure reduction were found to have significantly greater decreases in kidney damage biomarkers compared to standard blood pressure management.

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

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Discord among international, organizational blood pressure guidelines have led to confusion between physicians and patients alike.

Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension

Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension

Tibia lead levels are associated with resistant-hypertension.

Modifiable CV Risk Factors Within Healthy Range Indicative of CV Morphology, White Matter Lesions

Modifiable CV Risk Factors Within Healthy Range Indicative of CV Morphology, White Matter Lesions

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In multivariable models, associations were observed between cardiovascular risk factors and cerebrovascular morphology, as well as white matter hyperintensity count.

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Cardiac Malformation Risk

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Cardiac Malformation Risk

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The use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy may not greatly increase the risk for major congenital malformations in offspring.

Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events

Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events

Intensive BP therapy is associated with significantly lower risk for cardiovascular events based on data reweighted to better reflect the US adult population with diabetes.

Implementing Updated Hypertension Guideline Directs Treatment to Those With High CVD Risk

Implementing Updated Hypertension Guideline Directs Treatment to Those With High CVD Risk

Implementing the updated ACC/AHA guideline would direct antihypertensive medications to adults with high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Southern Dietary Patterns May Mediate Racial Differences in HTN Incidence

Southern Dietary Patterns May Mediate Racial Differences in HTN Incidence

The Southern dietary pattern is the largest mediating factor for differences in the incidence of hypertension in black men and women.

Long-Term Exposure to Elevated BP Associated With AS and AR

Long-Term Exposure to Elevated BP Associated With AS and AR

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An association was found between increased systolic blood pressure and risk for aortic stenosis and regurgitation.

Reverse Nocturnal BP Dipping Identifies CV Dysautonomia in Parkinson Disease

Reverse Nocturnal BP Dipping Identifies CV Dysautonomia in Parkinson Disease

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A greater proportion of patients with dysautonomia had supine hypertension compared with patients without dysautonomia.

Does Adding Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy to CVD Risk Score Improve Risk Discrimination?

Does Adding Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy to CVD Risk Score Improve Risk Discrimination?

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Adding history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to the current cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score does not improve CVD prediction in low-risk women.

Intensive BP Control Beneficial in Hypertensive Individuals Regardless of BMI

Intensive BP Control Beneficial in Hypertensive Individuals Regardless of BMI

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The overall impact of intensive blood pressure control led to beneficial effects on cardiovascular outcomes across the spectrum of BMI models.

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