The DASH diet lowered serum uric acid, and this effect was greater among participants with hyperuricemia.
Nearly a third of hypertensive participants were not adherent to antihypertensive drug therapy.
Conditions such as chronic illness, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.
The findings suggest that living in a polluted environment could promote development of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
Lack of association observed in study of hypertensive patients with normal renal function.
According to the authors, the influence of midlife hypetertension may lead to late-life impaired cognitive function.
Blacks have increased incidence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, but not a-fib.
Findings support modest reductions in sodium intake among persons consuming high-sodium diets
Increased SBP variability tied to mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, end-stage renal disease
Data from 21 observational studies showed an 8% increased risk of prostate cancer.
Losartan treatment is linked to aldosterone reductions in patients with hypertension but not obstructive sleep apnea.
Findings indicate high-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower SBP to 120 or less.
Add-on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist therapy increased serum potassium by 0.4 mEq.
Low DBP linked to myocardial damage, CHD events especially among those with SBP 120 mm Hg.
Significantly higher nighttime systolic blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes and low eGFR.
Black CKD patients with strict blood pressure control had a 19% lower risk of premature death.
Sleep apnea with resistant HTN linked to increased risk of ischemic heart event, congestive heart failure.
Low aerobic capacity has greater effect than even high cholesterol, high blood pressure.
Commonly used meds linked to increased risk of hospitalization for dehydration, heat-related illness.
Notable improvement seen with carvedilol and nebivolol, but not betaxolol.
Future studies are needed to assess potential benefits of hypertension screening for daytime nappers.
Researchers found a 16% lower risk for strokes, heart attacks, and death combined among patients who took ACEIs or ARBs.
Only 40% of older patients transitioning to maintenance dialysis were on renin-angiotensin system blockade.
As a heterogenous disease, obesity requires an individualized approach to treatment.
The FDA has developed 2- and 10-year goals to reduce sodium content in both processed and prepared foods.
Hypertension risk up for both short-term and long-term exposure.
One in 4 MI survivors develop heart failure within 4 years.
As elderly patients age, the number of drugs they take that may cause hyperkalemia increases.
Heart groups issue updated guideline for the treatment of heart failure.
The findings warrant reconsideration of blood pressure targets for many patients older than 75, according to an editorial.
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