Hypertension

Can Tight Blood Pressure Control Prevent Repeat Hemorrhagic Strokes?

Can Tight Blood Pressure Control Prevent Repeat Hemorrhagic Strokes?

More research needed to assess benefits and risks of tighter blood pressure control.

Spouses of Stroke Patients Have Lower Quality of Life

Spouses of Stroke Patients Have Lower Quality of Life

Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, researchers find.

No Cognitive Benefits for Seniors Who Halt Hypertension Medication

No Cognitive Benefits for Seniors Who Halt Hypertension Medication

Prior research suggests lower blood pressure increases risk for cognitive decline in elderly.

Long Working Hours Linked to Stroke

Long Working Hours Linked to Stroke

Association with coronary heart disease is smaller; dose-response association seen for stroke.

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Researchers find transport time to specialized center sometimes longer than 2 hours.

Serum Chloride Levels Linked to Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

Serum Chloride Levels Linked to Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

Independent and inverse correlation seen for mortality with acute decompensated heart failure.

Some Minorities Less Likely to Call EMS for Stroke

Some Minorities Less Likely to Call EMS for Stroke

Hispanic and Asian individuals and African American women have lower usage of EMS transport for stroke.

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

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A multidisciplinary team-based approach to diabetes management may help prevent complications like diabetic kidney disease.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Fade for Many Diabetes Patients

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Fade for Many Diabetes Patients

Little is known about the long-term effects of bariatric procedures

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Elevated BP

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Elevated BP

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Acute kidney injury is associated with a signi­ficant 22% increased odds of subsequence development of a blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg.

Late Life CKD Possibly Linked to Higher Midlife Blood Pressure

Late Life CKD Possibly Linked to Higher Midlife Blood Pressure

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New findings may offer possible strategies for preventing renal function decline.

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

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Study of Asian patients found that the 12-month mortality rate was signi­ficantly higher in those with than without hyponatremia at hospital admission for heart failure.

Non-Surgical Balloon Device Approved for Obesity

Non-Surgical Balloon Device Approved for Obesity

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness.

Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death

Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death.

Delivery of Life-saving Stroke Treatment Needs Improvement

Delivery of Life-saving Stroke Treatment Needs Improvement

Study shows delivery of tissue plasminogen activator is often later than staff believes.

6-Minute Walk Stress Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-Minute Walk Stress Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-minute walk stress echocardiography noninvasively predicts pulmonary hypertension development in connective tissue disease.

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Say High Blood Pressure Instead of Hypertension to Patients

Say High Blood Pressure Instead of Hypertension to Patients

Patients may think of hypertension as a psychological condition, related to too much tension, study finds.

Blood Pressure Drug Initiation Linked to Serious Falls in Elderly

Blood Pressure Drug Initiation Linked to Serious Falls in Elderly

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Initiating antihypertensive therapy increases the short-term risk of falls in elderly patients, study finds.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Still Needed in All States

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Still Needed in All States

About half of cardiovascular deaths could be prevented with elimination of 5 major risk factors.

Better Hypertension Treatment with Expansion in Insurance Coverage

Better Hypertension Treatment with Expansion in Insurance Coverage

Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events, CVD-related deaths.

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

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Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.

Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Treatment should begin early to prevent cardiac dysfunction, researchers say.

More than 1 in 10 Lupus Patients Have Pulmonary Hypertension

More than 1 in 10 Lupus Patients Have Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients have few cardiopulmonary symptoms; serum uric acid can predict presence of pumonary hypertension.

Blood Pressure and Other Meds Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Blood Pressure and Other Meds Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Mechanisms include diuresis and electrolyte imbalance, sedation and cognitive impairment.

Low-Sodium Diet Improves Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Meds

Low-Sodium Diet Improves Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Meds

Drugs significantly lower blood pressure even without adherence to low-salt diet

Delaying ARBs After Surgery Linked to Greater Mortality

Delaying ARBs After Surgery Linked to Greater Mortality

Failure to resume ARBs linked to mortality risk, especially in younger patients.

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Lower odds for consulting complementary and alternative medicine practitioner, taking CAM

Prolonged HIV Medication Use May Raise Hypertension Risk

Prolonged HIV Medication Use May Raise Hypertension Risk

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Study finds a link with combination therapy based on a protease inhibitor and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.

6-Minute Walk Test Predicts Outcomes in Pulmonary Hypertension Patients

6-Minute Walk Test Predicts Outcomes in Pulmonary Hypertension Patients

Findings in patients with pulmonary hypertension linked to heart failure and preserved ejection fraction

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