Intensive blood pressure control is associated with decreased risks of ESRD death in some subgroups of hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease, a study found.
In a large population-based study, individuals with sustained hypertension in midlife to late life had a 49% increased risk of subsequent dementia compared with those who remained normotensive.
Data from randomized trial with nonsignificant findings added to updated meta-analysis
Regular assessment of adherence to blood pressure-lowering drugs as well as directly observed therapy may be helpful for resolving treatment-resistant hypertension.
Cardiac dysfunction associated with previous preeclampsia is quantifiable and persistent
In a study, renal transplant recipients with a systolic blood pressure below 130 vs 140 mm Hg or higher had a decreased risk of a composite end point of patient and graft survival.
Applying new hypertension guidelines to pregnant women increased prevalence of high blood pressure
Systolic, diastolic HTN independently predict composite outcome with thresholds of ≥140/90 or 130/80 mm Hg
Young adult LDL ≥100 mg/dL tied to 64 percent increased risk for CHD, independent of later levels
Lifetime exposure to elevated systolic blood pressure may increase risk for major valvular heart disease