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.
Findings similar for early pregnancy blood pressure even in healthy women.
The performance of a preeclampsia screening method using a combination of maternal factors and biomarkers was superior to the current NICE recommendations.
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.
Despite public perception that cannabis is "natural" and "safe," it has been implicated in many serious cardiovascular events, even in young, otherwise healthy people.
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 diseaseMarch 19, 2018
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.
A low-dose triple combination therapy was found to be effective in achieving rapid blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.
Blood pressure and fasting glucose levels have increased as a result of the Great Recession.
The FDA has posted a discontinuation notice for Twynsta for the treatment of hypertension as monotherapy.
Independent risk factors for urgency urinary incontinence included previous stroke or transient ischemic attack, increased body mass index, and hypertension.
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 blood pressure control did not reduce cerebral perfusion in patients with severe small vessel disease.
Other dietary components have a minimal impact on attenuating the adverse association of dietary sodium with blood pressure.
Adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is associated with reduced risk for depression in older adults.
Use of antihypertensive treatments has increased during delivery hospitalizations in women with preeclampsia.
Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation who received targeted therapy saw improvements in sinus rhythm as well as reductions in blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.
Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction had poor outcomes when they had a systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg.
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