A barbershop-based intervention can lead to significantly reduced blood pressure and sustained improvements over one year in black men.
Members of 2 remote Venezuelan tribes were found to have elevated blood pressure following exposure to Western culture.
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.
All lots of amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination blood pressure tablets have been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals.
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.November 19, 2018
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.
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 DiabetesNovember 14, 2018
Previous studies on the suitability of diuretics for patients with hypertension and diabetes reveal inconsistencies.
Meta-analysis suggests that calcium channel blockers can be effective in preventing peripheral arterial disease in patients with hypertension.
Combined treatment with pitavastatin and ezetimibe may be beneficial in patients with acute coronary syndrome and without hypertension for secondary prevention.
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.
Treatment of low-risk patients presenting with mild hypertension with antihypertensive medication should be done with caution.
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 thresholds for stage 1 hypertension were identified using a regression-based approach in the Dallas Heart Study.
A therapeutic lifestyle change intervention plus motivational interviewing sessions delivered in churches can reduce systolic blood pressure.
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.
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 studyOctober 30, 2018
Beta-blocker medications are commonly used in managing high blood pressure in pregnancy.
Patients managed with intensive blood pressure reduction were found to have significantly greater decreases in kidney damage biomarkers compared to standard blood pressure management.
Discord among international, organizational blood pressure guidelines have led to confusion between physicians and patients alike.
Tibia lead levels are associated with resistant-hypertension.
In multivariable models, associations were observed between cardiovascular risk factors and cerebrovascular morphology, as well as white matter hyperintensity count.
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 is associated with significantly lower risk for cardiovascular events based on data reweighted to better reflect the US adult population with diabetes.
Implementing the updated ACC/AHA guideline would direct antihypertensive medications to adults with high risk of cardiovascular disease.
The Southern dietary pattern is the largest mediating factor for differences in the incidence of hypertension in black men and women.
An association was found between increased systolic blood pressure and risk for aortic stenosis and regurgitation.
A greater proportion of patients with dysautonomia had supine hypertension compared with patients without dysautonomia.
Adding history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to the current cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score does not improve CVD prediction in low-risk women.
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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- Ultrasound-Based Visualization of Silent Atherosclerosis May Improve Medication Adherence
- ACC Releases Consensus Decision Pathway for CVD Risk Reduction in T2D and ASCVD
- Childhood Behavioral Interventions May Promote Adult Cardiovascular Health
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- Botox Injections Explored to Reduce Postop AF in Cardiac Surgery
- AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects With Statins
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- Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Therapy Influence CV Risk
- Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals
- Sustained Systolic Blood Pressure Reductions With Barbershop Intervention
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