New guidelines suggest aiming for a systolic pressure less than 150 mm Hg in hypertensive individuals aged 60 or older.
With respect to mortality and hospitalizations, there were no significant interactions for β-blockers and pattern or burden of AF.
To receive top ratings, a diet has to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss, and protective against diabetes and heart disease.
United States, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia accounted for more than 50% of elevated or high blood pressure cases.
Clinically important heterogeneity in intensive BP treatment remains undetectable in conventional trial designs but can be detected in sequential randomization trial designs.
Spironolactone use was associated with 12% decreased odds of prostate cancer in male patients and 19% decreased odds of bladder cancer in female patients.
Using beta-blockers was also associated with a higher risk of patient's reduced ability to perform daily functions independently.
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.
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