Hypertension

JNC8 Hypertension Treatment Threshold Too High for Seniors

JNC8 Hypertension Treatment Threshold Too High for Seniors

Team says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age.

Pulse Pressure Linked to Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes

Pulse Pressure Linked to Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes

After adjustment for multiple variables, PP linked to all outcomes except stroke, cardiovascular death.

Majority of Americans Consuming Excess Sodium

Majority of Americans Consuming Excess Sodium

Changes in individual lifestyles and how foods are produced are needed to lower consumption.

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, ACE Inhibitors Similarly Effective

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, ACE Inhibitors Similarly Effective

Research challenges previous findings that suggest ACE inhibitors have greater benefits.

Heart Failure Mortality in U.S. Increased 2012-2014

Heart Failure Mortality in U.S. Increased 2012-2014

Decrease in age-adjusted death rates from 2000 to 2012; increase from 2012 to 2014.

E-Mail Is a Primary Method of Doctor-Patient Communication

E-Mail Is a Primary Method of Doctor-Patient Communication

Online communications reduced need for phone calls and office visits for many.

Key 2015 Studies Provide Insight into Resistant Hypertension

Key 2015 Studies Provide Insight into Resistant Hypertension

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Renal denervation appears relatively safe and effective, according to recent research.

Reduced Sodium Intake May Be Harmful in Heart Failure

Reduced Sodium Intake May Be Harmful in Heart Failure

Sodium restriction linked to increased risk of death or heart failure hospitalization.

Hypertension Treatment Beneficial No Matter the Starting Pressure

Hypertension Treatment Beneficial No Matter the Starting Pressure

Reductions in risks of major CVD events, coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.

Uptravi Approved for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Uptravi Approved for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Drug found to limit worsening of the disease and reduce the need for hospitalization.

Nitrates in Heart Failure May Do More Harm Than Good

Nitrates in Heart Failure May Do More Harm Than Good

Nitrates reduce activity, quality of life, researchers find.

Severe Hyperkalemia Rare Despite Dual RAAS Blockade

Severe Hyperkalemia Rare Despite Dual RAAS Blockade

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Analysis of data from the HALT PKD trial showed that 0% to 0.4% of patients experienced potassium levels above 6.5 mEq/L.

IV Diuretics Appear Safe for Outpatient Heart Failure Treatment

IV Diuretics Appear Safe for Outpatient Heart Failure Treatment

Hospitalization reported as imminent for 52.8% of patients but observed rate is 31.7%.

Patiromer Benefits High-Risk Hyperkalemic Patients

Patiromer Benefits High-Risk Hyperkalemic Patients

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The medication significantly decreased potassium levels over 52 weeks in patients with resistant hypertension and diabetic kidney disease.

CPAP, Mandibular Devices Lower Blood Pressure

CPAP, Mandibular Devices Lower Blood Pressure

Researchers find both common treatments produce modest BP decreases in sleep apnea patients.

ACE Inhibitors May Not Benefit Transplant Patients With Proteinuria

ACE Inhibitors May Not Benefit Transplant Patients With Proteinuria

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In a study, ramipril was not significantly better than placebo in preserving renal function in kidney transplant recipients.

ACE Inhibitors May Be a Better Option for CKD Patients

ACE Inhibitors May Be a Better Option for CKD Patients

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The medications are associated with reduced odds of kidney failure and death compared with angiotensin II receptor blockers.

Hypertension-Linked ER Visits Common and Increasing

Hypertension-Linked ER Visits Common and Increasing

Estimated yearly incidence rate up by 5.2% per year from 2006 to 2012 for HTN-linked ER visits.

IV Hypertension Drugs Ordered for SBP Less Than 180 mm Hg

IV Hypertension Drugs Ordered for SBP Less Than 180 mm Hg

Drugs administered in patients with uncontrolled BP for levels not linked to immediate CV risk.

Primary Aldosteronism Screen Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

Primary Aldosteronism Screen Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

Findings for computed tomography scanning followed by adrenal venous sampling.

White-Coat, Masked Hypertension Tied to CVD, Kidney Complications

White-Coat, Masked Hypertension Tied to CVD, Kidney Complications

Both associated with increased aortic stiffness, renal injury, incident cardiovascular events

Half of Americans Have Uncontrolled Hypertension

Half of Americans Have Uncontrolled Hypertension

The CDC reports improvement since 1999, but rates of blood pressure control still fall short of the Healthy People 2020 goal.

Reducing Blood Pressure Target Could Increase Benefits

Reducing Blood Pressure Target Could Increase Benefits

Risk of CVD was lowered by 25%, while all-cause mortality risk was reduced 27%.

ESRD Risk Can Be Estimated in Living Kidney Donors

ESRD Risk Can Be Estimated in Living Kidney Donors

Multiple demographic and health characteristics can estimate projected long-term risk.

Just One Energy Drink Spikes Blood Pressure, Norepinephrine

Just One Energy Drink Spikes Blood Pressure, Norepinephrine

Physicians may need to ask young adults about energy drink intake in emergency settings.

Weigh Benefits, Harms of Hypertension Medications for Seniors

Weigh Benefits, Harms of Hypertension Medications for Seniors

Untreated hypertension linked to morbidity, mortality; potential harms associated with treatment.

Type 2 Diabetes Subgroups Identified

Type 2 Diabetes Subgroups Identified

Based on these groupings, physicians can provide more individualized treatment.

Many Seniors May Be Overtreated for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

Many Seniors May Be Overtreated for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

Physicians may be concerned about malpractice claims or performance measure variables.

Researchers: View Gout as a Warning Sign

Researchers: View Gout as a Warning Sign

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Gout is associated with an elevated risk of comorbid conditions, especially hypertension and alcohol abuse.

Sunitinib Toxicities May Predict Better mRCC Patient Survival

Sunitinib Toxicities May Predict Better mRCC Patient Survival

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On-treatment neutropenia and hypertension are independently associated with decreased mortality risk.

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