Hypertension

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.

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

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Stenting may benefit patients with renal artery stenosis who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

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An SBP target of about 120-140 rather than below 140 mm Hg may be more beneficial.

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

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Proteinuria, hypertension, and obesity in adolescence independently predict development of end-stage renal disease.

Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

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The association is most pronounced in hypertensives, consumers of high-sodium diets, and older individuals.

Best Outcomes with Systolic BP of 130-139 mm Hg

Best Outcomes with Systolic BP of 130-139 mm Hg

Composite of mortality, end-stage renal disease increased at higher and lower blood pressures.

Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure

Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure

Effect appears to be greater when baseline blood pressure is elevated.

New Program Helps ID Undiagnosed Hypertension

New Program Helps ID Undiagnosed Hypertension

Technology-based program may improve quality of care in the primary care setting.

Long-Term Hypertension Ups Psoriasis Risk

Long-Term Hypertension Ups Psoriasis Risk

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Women who had hypertension for at least 6 years had a 27% increased risk of the skin disease.

Higher Plasma Vitamin D Lowers Hypertension Risk

Higher Plasma Vitamin D Lowers Hypertension Risk

Finding based on a mendelian randomization using an allele score as proxy for 25(OH)D.

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Among patients with hypertension, elevated systolic blood pressure is associated with the highest risk for CV.

Improved HTN Management Tied to Fewer Overall CVD Events

Improved HTN Management Tied to Fewer Overall CVD Events

Annual surveys in U.K. show drop in mean BP levels in men and women between 1994 and 2011.

Midlife Hypertension Affects Brain Pathology Later in Life

Midlife Hypertension Affects Brain Pathology Later in Life

Correlation of late-life blood pressure to brain measures dependent on midlife hypertension history.

Pre-Existing HTN Predicts Better Survival in Sunitinib Recipients

Pre-Existing HTN Predicts Better Survival in Sunitinib Recipients

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The finding emerged from a French study of 213 patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Blood Pressure Meds Taken At Bedtime May Cut Diabetes Risk

Blood Pressure Meds Taken At Bedtime May Cut Diabetes Risk

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The likelihood of new-onset diabetes decreased by 57% among hypertensive patients who took at least 1 BP medication at bedtime.

Online Game Improves Time to Patient BP Control

Online Game Improves Time to Patient BP Control

Spaced-education game among physicians can improve time to patients' BP target.

Hypertension Increases Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Hypertension Increases Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Increased risks of superimposed preeclampsia, preterm delivery, low birth weight.

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

Elevated CKD Risk May Remain Despite Partial Nephrectomy

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Risk is not eliminated if patients have risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

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CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

Low, High Sodium Intake Tied to Mortality Risk

Low, High Sodium Intake Tied to Mortality Risk

Consistently reduced risk for all-cause mortality with usual versus low sodium intake.

More Adults Would Meet BP Goals Under New Guidelines

More Adults Would Meet BP Goals Under New Guidelines

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Researchers analyzed the potential impact of the "2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults."

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

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Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

'White Coat Effect' Higher for Doctors than Nurses

'White Coat Effect' Higher for Doctors than Nurses

Mean blood pressures lower for nurses compared to readings made by doctors at same visit.

Better Outcomes in Consistent BP After Stroke

Better Outcomes in Consistent BP After Stroke

Only 30 percent of participants had blood pressure controlled.

MI-Acquired Anemia Rates Vary by Hospital

MI-Acquired Anemia Rates Vary by Hospital

Considerable variation in incidence of HAA across hospitals; teaching status and region linked to risk.

Nitroglycerin Shortage Cause for Concern Among Doctors

Nitroglycerin Shortage Cause for Concern Among Doctors

Baxter and the FDA taking action to ease the shortage.

UAER Predicts Blood Pressure Changes

UAER Predicts Blood Pressure Changes

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Urinary albumin excretion rate also is associated with development of hypertension.

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