Hypertension

DASH Diet Lowers Uric Acid in Pre-, Early Hypertension

DASH Diet Lowers Uric Acid in Pre-, Early Hypertension

The DASH diet lowered serum uric acid, and this effect was greater among participants with hyperuricemia.

One-Third of Hypertension Patients Fail to Comply With Meds

One-Third of Hypertension Patients Fail to Comply With Meds

Nearly a third of hypertensive participants were not adherent to antihypertensive drug therapy.

1 in 2 Americans Have a Chronic Health Condition

1 in 2 Americans Have a Chronic Health Condition

Conditions such as chronic illness, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.

Young Susceptible to Endothelial Injury From Pollution

Young Susceptible to Endothelial Injury From Pollution

The findings suggest that living in a polluted environment could promote development of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.

Increased Potassium Intake Found Not to Raise Hyperkalemia Risk

Increased Potassium Intake Found Not to Raise Hyperkalemia Risk

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Lack of association observed in study of hypertensive patients with normal renal function.

Midlife Hypertension May Increase Dementia Risk

Midlife Hypertension May Increase Dementia Risk

According to the authors, the influence of midlife hypetertension may lead to late-life impaired cognitive function.

Older Adults Have Many Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Older Adults Have Many Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Blacks have increased incidence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, but not a-fib.

Lowering Salt Intake Reduces Mortality, Study Confirms

Lowering Salt Intake Reduces Mortality, Study Confirms

Findings support modest reductions in sodium intake among persons consuming high-sodium diets

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to ESRD, Mortality

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to ESRD, Mortality

Increased SBP variability tied to mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, end-stage renal disease

Hypertension May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Hypertension May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

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Data from 21 observational studies showed an 8% increased risk of prostate cancer.

Losartan Reduces Aldosterone in Hypertension Without Sleep Apnea

Losartan Reduces Aldosterone in Hypertension Without Sleep Apnea

Losartan treatment is linked to aldosterone reductions in patients with hypertension but not obstructive sleep apnea.

Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100K US Deaths

Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100K US Deaths

Findings indicate high-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower SBP to 120 or less.

Hyperkalemia Risk May Be Higher With MRA-RAAS Inhibitor Combo

Hyperkalemia Risk May Be Higher With MRA-RAAS Inhibitor Combo

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Add-on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist therapy increased serum potassium by 0.4 mEq.

Low Diastolic Blood Pressure May Cause Heart Damage

Low Diastolic Blood Pressure May Cause Heart Damage

Low DBP linked to myocardial damage, CHD events especially among those with SBP 120 mm Hg.

Albuminuria Linked to Higher Blood Pressure at Night

Albuminuria Linked to Higher Blood Pressure at Night

Significantly higher nighttime systolic blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes and low eGFR.

Intensive BP Control in CKD Improves Survival

Intensive BP Control in CKD Improves Survival

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Black CKD patients with strict blood pressure control had a 19% lower risk of premature death.

Is Resistant Hypertension a Risk Factor for Sleep Apnea?

Is Resistant Hypertension a Risk Factor for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea with resistant HTN linked to increased risk of ischemic heart event, congestive heart failure.

Fitness Surprisingly Influential in Longevity

Fitness Surprisingly Influential in Longevity

Low aerobic capacity has greater effect than even high cholesterol, high blood pressure.

Medications Increase Hospitalization for Heat-Related Illnesses

Medications Increase Hospitalization for Heat-Related Illnesses

Commonly used meds linked to increased risk of hospitalization for dehydration, heat-related illness.

Improved Treatment Persistence With New-Generation Beta Blockers

Improved Treatment Persistence With New-Generation Beta Blockers

Notable improvement seen with carvedilol and nebivolol, but not betaxolol.

Daytime Nappers at Risk for Hypertension

Daytime Nappers at Risk for Hypertension

Future studies are needed to assess potential benefits of hypertension screening for daytime nappers.

ACEIs, ARBs May Cut Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators' CV Risk

ACEIs, ARBs May Cut Peritoneal Dialysis Initiators' CV Risk

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Researchers found a 16% lower risk for strokes, heart attacks, and death combined among patients who took ACEIs or ARBs.

Antihypertensive Drug Use in Dialysis Transition May Need Improvement

Antihypertensive Drug Use in Dialysis Transition May Need Improvement

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Only 40% of older patients transitioning to maintenance dialysis were on renin-angiotensin system blockade.

New Obesity Guidelines Recommend Nuanced Treatment

New Obesity Guidelines Recommend Nuanced Treatment

As a heterogenous disease, obesity requires an individualized approach to treatment.

Food Industry Needs to Reduce Sodium, FDA Says

Food Industry Needs to Reduce Sodium, FDA Says

The FDA has developed 2- and 10-year goals to reduce sodium content in both processed and prepared foods.

More Evidence Links Air Pollution to Hypertension

More Evidence Links Air Pollution to Hypertension

Hypertension risk up for both short-term and long-term exposure.

Heart Failure Risk Increases With First Heart Attack

Heart Failure Risk Increases With First Heart Attack

One in 4 MI survivors develop heart failure within 4 years.

Hyperkalemia More Likely in Sicker Elderly Patients

Hyperkalemia More Likely in Sicker Elderly Patients

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As elderly patients age, the number of drugs they take that may cause hyperkalemia increases.

Two Drug Types Added to Heart Failure Guidelines

Two Drug Types Added to Heart Failure Guidelines

Heart groups issue updated guideline for the treatment of heart failure.

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

Lower SBP Target Reduces CVD Events, Mortality in Elderly

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The findings warrant reconsideration of blood pressure targets for many patients older than 75, according to an editorial.

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