Hypertension

Hypertension: Beta-Blocker Pharmacokinetics

Beta-blocker pharmacokinetics comparison chart for hypertension.

Increase in Pediatric Hypertension Prevalence With New Definitions

Increase in Pediatric Hypertension Prevalence With New Definitions

Incorporation of new pediatric definitions increased prevalence of hypertension in high-risk youth.

Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Systolic BP in Men

Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Systolic BP in Men

And relative risk for hypertension up with any drinking among men without hypertension.

Nocturnal Polyuria Linked to Non-Dipping Blood Pressure

Nocturnal Polyuria Linked to Non-Dipping Blood Pressure

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More than three-quarters of men with nocturnal polyuria had non-dipping blood pressure compared with less than half of men with other causes of nocturia.

Disparities for Risk of Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Unexplained

Disparities for Risk of Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Unexplained

Higher risk of second hemorrhagic stroke in blacks, Hispanics, not fully explained by hypertension severity.

Improved calculations suggest major changes to statin, aspirin, and blood pressure medication prescribing

1. Updated risk calculations suggest that fewer people should be classified within the high-risk category for CVD. 2. Many Americans, especially those of African American descent, may require reduction and alteration to their statin, aspirin, and/or blood pressure medication. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects many people worldwide. Treatment for []

Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients

Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients

Findings among patients with low platelet count, high homocysteine levels

Smartphone medication adherence application did not improve systolic blood pressure

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no significant difference in systolic blood pressure across participants that used the Medisafe app for blood pressure medication adherence as compared to controls. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Successful blood pressure management is contingent upon dietary discretion, exercise and, importantly, medication adherence. Medication adherence is []

Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia

Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia

Findings based on use of commonly available antihypertensive meds in older African-Americans

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg

Trend is consistent whether the threshold blood pressure level is reached earlier or later in life

Ambulatory BP Is a Better Predictor of Mortality

Ambulatory BP Is a Better Predictor of Mortality

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New study demonstrates that masked hypertension is associated with greater mortality risks than sustained or white coat hypertension.

Barber-facilitated health promotion reduces blood pressure among black male barber patrons

1. Non-Hispanic black male barber patrons prescribed antihypertensive therapy with barber encouragement along with lifestyle modification experienced greater reductions in blood pressures compared to those who received lifestyle modification advice alone. 2. A greater percentage of participants in the intervention group achieved a 130/80 mm Hg blood pressure goal compared to participants in the control []

No Higher Cancer Risk Seen for Heart Failure Patients

No Higher Cancer Risk Seen for Heart Failure Patients

After a median 20 years of follow-up, heart failure not associated with cancer incidence

No Reduced CVD Risk for SBP <120 mm Hg in Type 2 Diabetes

No Reduced CVD Risk for SBP <120 mm Hg in Type 2 Diabetes

Increased risk of CVD for achieved systolic blood pressure of 120 versus 130 or 140 mm Hg

Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension

Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension

Preferences indicate people would rather take daily pill or tea to prolong life rather than exercise

Metabolic Abnormalities Seen in Testicular Cancer Survivors

Metabolic Abnormalities Seen in Testicular Cancer Survivors

HTN, increased LDL and total cholesterol levels; lower rates of decreased HDL levels, abdominal fat

Ablation Bests Medical Therapy for AFib With Heart Failure

Ablation Bests Medical Therapy for AFib With Heart Failure

Catheter ablation significantly lowers death rate from any cause, hospitalization for worsening CHF

High Heat Cooking Ups Hypertension Risk

High Heat Cooking Ups Hypertension Risk

High frequency of open-flame/high-temp cooking, preference for higher meat doneness tied to HTN

Digoxin May Up Mortality in AFib Patients

Digoxin May Up Mortality in AFib Patients

Mortality risk increased with higher serum digoxin levels; results similar regardless of heart failure

Low-Dose Triple Pill Effectively Lowers Blood Pressure

Low-Dose Triple Pill Effectively Lowers Blood Pressure

Greater chance of achieving blood pressure target level with combo pill strategy versus usual care

Sodium-Blood Pressure Link Minimally Influenced by Other Dietary Factors

Sodium-Blood Pressure Link Minimally Influenced by Other Dietary Factors

Sodium-BP link persisted after controlling for 13 macronutrients, 12 vitamins, 7 minerals

Biomarkers ID CHF Patients Needing Medication Titration

Biomarkers ID CHF Patients Needing Medication Titration

Using biomarkers to titrate CHF meds may better improve mortality vs. generic titration of all patients

Black Atrial Fibrillation Patients Have Increased Risks for Strokes

Black Atrial Fibrillation Patients Have Increased Risks for Strokes

Higher risk of ischemic stroke seen before, after atrial fibrillation diagnosis compared with whites

Gingko Biloba Beneficial After Acute Ischemic Stroke

Gingko Biloba Beneficial After Acute Ischemic Stroke

Gingko biloba plant extract combined with aspirin may help resolve some issues in cognition for acute ischemic stroke patients.

Hypertension Treatments: ACE Inhibitors

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors and ACEI Combination Therapy Hypertension Dosing Chart.

Hypertension Treatments: Oral CCBs

Oral calcium channel blockers (CCBs) for the treatment of hypertension including benzothiazepines, dihydropyridines, and diphenylalkylamines.

Hypertension Treatments: ARBs

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARB) used for the treatment of hypertension and their respective strengths, formulations, and doses.

Smoking Just 1 Cigarette Daily Increases Heart Disease, Stroke

Smoking Just 1 Cigarette Daily Increases Heart Disease, Stroke

Men who smoked just one cigarette/day had 46% of excess relative risk of smoking 20/day.

Key Recs of ACC/AHA 2017 Guidelines on Blood Pressure

Key Recs of ACC/AHA 2017 Guidelines on Blood Pressure

The 2017 guideline uses a different classification system for BP than previous guidelines.

Vitamin D<sub>3</sub> Can Improve Arterial Stiffness

Vitamin D3 Can Improve Arterial Stiffness

Dose-response effect observed in overweight African-Americans with vitamin D deficiency

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