Hypertension

Use of Multiple Antihypertensive Agents Has Increased in Hospitalizations Complicated by Preeclampsia

Use of Multiple Antihypertensive Agents Has Increased in Hospitalizations Complicated by 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.

Breastfeeding May Decrease Risk for Maternal Hypertension

Breastfeeding May Decrease Risk for Maternal Hypertension

Postmenopausal women who breastfed more children, or breastfed for a longer duration, have a lower risk for hypertension.

LV Diastolic, Systolic Function Drops With Extreme Caloric Restriction

LV Diastolic, Systolic Function Drops With Extreme Caloric Restriction

Very low-calorie diets can cause transient deterioration in heart function.

Hypertension Prevalence After Severe Preeclampsia Examined

Hypertension Prevalence After Severe Preeclampsia Examined

More than 40% of women with severe preeclampsia have hypertension 1 year after delivery.

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

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Aegis Sciences announced the launch of KardiAssure, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis to help healthcare providers track cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.

Necessity of Pulmonary Embolism Evaluation in Syncope

Necessity of Pulmonary Embolism Evaluation in Syncope

The prevalence of pulmonary embolism is low in patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope.

Cardiovascular Health Goals Falling Short in Stroke Survivors

Cardiovascular Health Goals Falling Short in Stroke Survivors

Few US stroke survivors display ideal cardiovascular health.

Drug Combination Reduces Risk for First Stroke

Drug Combination Reduces Risk for First Stroke

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Fixed-dose candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide with rosuvastatin reduced the incidence of first stroke in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Hypertension Redefined: A Closer Look at the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

Hypertension Redefined: A Closer Look at the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

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The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for managing high blood pressure modify hypertension definitions and goals.

Initial High Blood Pressure Reading in Children: Approach With Caution

Initial High Blood Pressure Reading in Children: Approach With Caution

Only approximately half of pediatric patients with a blood pressure reading ≥95th percentile would be correctly classified based on BP reading.

 Bariatric Surgery Improves Obesity-Related Comorbidities, But Not Without Complications

Bariatric Surgery Improves Obesity-Related Comorbidities, But Not Without Complications

Bariatric surgery is associated with lower risks of obesity-related comorbidities but a clinically important increased risk for complications compared with medical treatment.

Deportation Worry Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Deportation Worry Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Worry about deportation is significantly tied to higher levels of known cardiovascular risk factors.

NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Risk in Arthritis

NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Risk in Arthritis

The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with arthritis may pose a significant cardiovascular risk.

Cardiovascular Function Improvements Noted With Sauna Exposure

Cardiovascular Function Improvements Noted With Sauna Exposure

Sauna exposure is associated with improvements in cardiovascular function and arterial compliance.

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

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Beat-to-beat blood pressure variability is a novel way to predict risk for recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events.

Hypertension Risk Increased With Subclinical Primary Aldosteronism

Hypertension Risk Increased With Subclinical Primary Aldosteronism

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Renin-independent aldosteronism, and possibly mineralocorticoid receptor activation increase risk for hypertension.

FDA Approves Angiotensin II IV Infusion for Hypotension

FDA Approves Angiotensin II IV Infusion for Hypotension

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The FDA has approved angiotensin II intravenous infusion for hypotension in patients with septic shock.

Hypertension in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction

Hypertension in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction

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Vascular endothelial dysfunction contribute to the development of premature arterial stiffening and hypertension in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Blood Pressure Control: Comparing Strategies

Blood Pressure Control: Comparing Strategies

Multilevel, multicomponent strategies, followed by patient-level strategies, are the most effective for blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Outcomes With Pharmacist Presence in Medical Home Practices

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Outcomes With Pharmacist Presence in Medical Home Practices

Integrating pharmacists into medical home practices helps patients with better disease management for hypertension and diabetes.

Hypertension Treatment Approaches: Initial Combination Therapy vs Sequential Monotherapy

Hypertension Treatment Approaches: Initial Combination Therapy vs Sequential Monotherapy

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Patients with blood pressure levels of >150/95 mm Hg may benefit from initial combination therapy of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide.

Blood Pressure Affected by Certain Antipsychotic Therapies

Blood Pressure Affected by Certain Antipsychotic Therapies

Using dopaminergic antagonists and agonists can affect blood pressure.

Aliskiren Oral Pellets Now Approved for Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension

Aliskiren Oral Pellets Now Approved for Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension

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The FDA has approved aliskiren oral pellets for hypertension treatment.

Dietary Salt Modifies Gut Microbiome and Increases Blood Pressure

Dietary Salt Modifies Gut Microbiome and Increases Blood Pressure

High salt intake affects gut microbiome but certain intestinal bacteria may modulate blood pressure.

Intensive BP Control Provides Little Benefit in Chronic Kidney Disease

Intensive BP Control Provides Little Benefit in Chronic Kidney Disease

Intensive BP control may actually be harmful for patients with chronic kidney disease.

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

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The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have released hypertension guidelines which now classify high blood pressure as ≥130/80 mm Hg.

Chronic Pain Linked to Impaired Cardiovascular Regulation

Chronic Pain Linked to Impaired Cardiovascular Regulation

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Comorbid hypertension may be mediated by reduced heart rate variability and spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity in patients with chronic pain.

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