American Society of Hypertension Annual Meeting Coverage

Blood Pressure Meds Taken At Bedtime May Cut Diabetes Risk

Blood Pressure Meds Taken At Bedtime May Cut Diabetes Risk

The likelihood of new-onset diabetes decreased by 57% among hypertensive patients who took at least 1 BP medication at bedtime.

Novel Approach to Resistant Hypertension Reported

Patients experienced robust declines in systolic and diastolic pressure after receiving intrathecal clonidine.

Blood Pressure Rises Observed in Living Kidney Donors

Even blood pressure not considered hypertensive may reflect latent risk for adverse outcomes.

Drug May Treat Resistant HTN in ESRD Patients

In a small study, spironolactone decreased blood pressure with no significant rise in potassium.

Hypertensives Savor Salt More

Adding other seasonings to food could diminish this preference, new findings suggest.

Resistant Hypertension Responds to Renal Denervation

Data show sustained blood pressure reductions two years after the procedure.

Researcher: Turn Off Cell Phones at BP Visits

Blood pressure increased in hypertensive patients who took calls before measurements were obtained.

Riser BP Pattern More Common in CKD, Diabetes

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is necessary for the proper evaluation of cardiovascular disease risk, researchers conclude.

Hypertension Risk in Men Increases Along with Alcohol Intake

NEW YORK—The more alcohol a man drinks per day, the greater his risk for developing hypertension, according to a recent study.

LVEF Predicts Mortality in Very Elderly Patients

NEW YORK—Reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular (CV) and all-cause mortality in very elderly patients, data show. This association is independent of traditional CV risk factors, according to investigators.

Triple BP Drug Combo Safe, Effective Long Term in Elderly Patients

NEW YORK—Long-term data show that a three-drug combination is safe and effective for treating hypertension in elderly patients, according to a report at the American Society of Hypertension annual meeting.

Dual Regimen Lowers BP in Older Patients with Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome

NEW YORK—A combination of aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is an effective first-line treatment option for older patients with stage 2 hypertension, even those with diabetes or metabolic syndrome, investigators concluded.

Combo May Help Prevent Diabetes

NEW YORK—Using a thiazolidinedione (TZD) drug in combination with a statin may decrease systemic inflammation and reduce the incidence of new-onset diabetes among patients with metabolic syndrome, data suggest.

Electronic Records May Help Improve BP Control

NEW YORK—New findings suggest that electronic health records (EHR) with special features for managing hypertension may be highly beneficial in improving BP control.

Greater Fitness Improves Survival in Prehypertensive Men

Greater Fitness Improves Survival in Prehypertensive Men

Improvements in exercise capacity are associated with decreased mortality among prehypertensive men, data show.

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