Hypertension

AMA Focuses on Blood Pressure for American Heart Month

AMA Focuses on Blood Pressure for American Heart Month

AMA provides three questions for physicians to ask when measuring blood pressure

Blood Pressure Drugs Benefit Pre-Hypertension Diabetes

Blood Pressure Drugs Benefit Pre-Hypertension Diabetes

Although positive effect of meds smaller in participants with lower blood pressure levels

Quickly Treat High Systolic Blood Pressure

Quickly Treat High Systolic Blood Pressure

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, researchers say.

Isolated Systolic High Blood Pressure in Younger Adults Linked to Early Death

Isolated Systolic High Blood Pressure in Younger Adults Linked to Early Death

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say.

Tight Hypertension Control Does Not Lower Pregnancy Complication Risk

Tight Hypertension Control Does Not Lower Pregnancy Complication Risk

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Tight and less-tight BP control resulted in similar rates of pregnancy loss, high-level neonatal care, or overall maternal complications.

Eating Blueberries Daily May Reduce Blood Pressure

Eating Blueberries Daily May Reduce Blood Pressure

After 8 weeks, postmenopausal women with pre- or stage 1-hypertension who consumed dried blueberry powder daily had decreases in their blood pressure and arterial stiffness.

Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

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The 2014 recommendations also could prevent an estimated 56,000 cardiovascular events annually and save costs.

Bariatric Surgery May Prolong Survival in Severely Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery May Prolong Survival in Severely Obese Patients

The results apply to older men and women, even with other health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension.

BP Therapy Cuts Stroke, Mortality Risk in Grade 1 Hypertension

BP Therapy Cuts Stroke, Mortality Risk in Grade 1 Hypertension

Treatment reduces blood pressure; decreases likelihood of stroke, cardiovascular, total deaths

Simple Ways to Improve Blood Pressure Measurement

Simple Ways to Improve Blood Pressure Measurement

Standardizing measurement principles allows for more accurate measurement of blood pressure.

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association's 2015 standards include new recommendations for statin treatment based on individual risk profile.

Ambulatory BP Monitors for Hypertension Diagnosis

Ambulatory BP Monitors for Hypertension Diagnosis

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring does a better job of predicting future events

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors

No improvements were seen in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure on the low glycemic index diets.

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.

Long-Term Effect of Gestational Diabetes Treatment Uncertain

Long-Term Effect of Gestational Diabetes Treatment Uncertain

Treatment for mild gestational diabetes was not associated with reduction in childhood obesity, according to a study.

Once Pregnant, Living Kidney Donors More Likely to Have Hypertension

Once Pregnant, Living Kidney Donors More Likely to Have Hypertension

Living kidney donors are more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure or preemclampsia once pregnant compared to non-donor.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Tight Blood Pressure Control Benefits Some Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

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Tight blood pressure control slows the rate of increase in total kidney volume and reduces left ventricular index.

Accuracy of Home Blood Pressure Monitors Questioned

Accuracy of Home Blood Pressure Monitors Questioned

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Systolic blood pressure measurements differ from office mercury sphygmomanometer by more than 5 mm Hg in 30% of readings.

Compound in Explosives May Reduce Hereditary Hypertension Risk

Compound in Explosives May Reduce Hereditary Hypertension Risk

A compound that is usually found in explosives may be able to prevent hereditary hypertension in women.

Team-Based Approach Aids Hypertension Control

Team-Based Approach Aids Hypertension Control

Hypertensive patients see better control of their condition through team-based collaboration with pharmacists.

Binge Drinking Could Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Binge Drinking Could Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Researchers didn't find the same cardiovascular effect of binge drinking in young women or teens of either sex.

Uncontrolled Hypertension Risk Higher with Psoriasis

Uncontrolled Hypertension Risk Higher with Psoriasis

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator for uncontrolled hypertension.

Plant Leaves Could Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Plant Leaves Could Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Novel compound derived from plant leaves could help in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

Transplant Plus Native Nephrectomy May Benefit Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

Transplant Plus Native Nephrectomy May Benefit Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Patients

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This approach resulted in improved hypertension control in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, new study found.

Blood Pressure Stays Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Blood Pressure Stays Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Research suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible.

Emergency Department Visits for Hypertension On the Rise

Emergency Department Visits for Hypertension On the Rise

But admission rates and in-hospital mortality for hypertension have decreased.

Renal Denervation Doesn't Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)

Renal Denervation Doesn't Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)

Second study shows denervation procedures may miss targets, may not meet threshold for effect.

Abdominal Fat Strongly Tied to Hypertension

Abdominal Fat Strongly Tied to Hypertension

Visceral fat is even more important than overall adiposity in determining risk.

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