The risk for dementia may increase with blood pressure ≥130 mm Hg in 50-year-olds.
Higher risk for second hemorrhagic stroke in blacks and Hispanics is not fully explained by hypertension severity.
More stroke survivors are not within the new recommended blood pressure targets compared with Joint National Committee report.
Use of Universal Precautions Toolkit recommended for improving quality of cardiovascular care.
Consensi combines amlodipine besylate, a calcium-channel blocker (CCB), and celecoxib, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Individuals with hypertension have 2.5 times the inpatient cost, almost double outpatient cost, and almost triple the prescription medication cost.
Clinicians should be mindful of specific blood pressure goals proven to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.
Investigators sought to determine whether targeting systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg in patients with type 2 diabetes would result in adverse CV outcomes.
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.
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.
Overall, there was a 1.61-fold increase in risk for elevated blood pressure in children with highest vs lowest tertile of PM2.5.
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.
The new blood pressure guidelines have increased the estimated population prevalence of children with elevated blood pressure from 11.8% to 14.2%.
Patients with hypertension may lower their stroke risk with folic acid supplements.
Endometrial cancer survivors have an elevated risk of various adverse long-term cardiovascular outcomes.
An 8-item checklist was used to consider both benefits and harms in changing the definition of high blood pressure.
Increase in estimated population prevalence of elevated blood pressure from 11.8% to 14.2% in children.
Findings are based on use of commonly available antihypertensive medications in older African Americans.
The trend is consistent whether the threshold blood pressure level is reached earlier or later in life.
Ambulatory blood pressure is a stronger predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality than clinic measures.
Repeated measurement of initially elevated blood pressure linked to 8 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure.
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.
While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.
High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and hearing problems were more common in workers exposed to loud noise.
No reduction in cardiovascular disease risk was seen with an achieved systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg vs <130 or <140 mm Hg.
For each standard deviation increment in baseline level of fitness, the odds of developing gestational diabetes were 21% lower.
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.
Preferences indicated people would rather take daily pill or tea to prolong life rather than exercise.
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.
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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