Hypertension

Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation

Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation

Reduction in trial discussions, trial offers, trial participation seen with one or more comorbidities.

No Increased Fall Risk With Hypertension Tx in Older Women

No Increased Fall Risk With Hypertension Tx in Older Women

Lower incidence rate ratios found for women with treated controlled hypertension, treated uncontrolled HTN

Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure

Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure

Reductions in BP from exercise comparable but not as great as from medications

Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure

Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure

Compared with abstinence from alcohol, increased survival seen with moderate drinking

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

Higher incidence seen for in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure, acute kidney injury.

New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit

New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit

Survival benefit not seen with Stage 1 hypertension, only high-risk Stage 2 hypertension

Barbershop Intervention Leads to Reduced BP in Black Men

Barbershop Intervention Leads to Reduced BP in Black Men

Barbers promoted follow-up with pharmacists, who prescribed blood pressure medication

High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China

High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China

16,100 CVD deaths attributable to higher sodium intake among those aged 25 to 69 in 2011

EHR Data ID Differences in Hypertension Control Across Health Systems

EHR Data ID Differences in Hypertension Control Across Health Systems

Proportion of patients with uncontrolled blood pressure varies by health system and clinical site

Follow-Up Within 7 Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial

Follow-Up Within 7 Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial

One-year mortality and admission lower for patients with follow-up care within 7 days of discharge

Risk for Hospitalization for Heart Failure Greater With Diabetes

Risk for Hospitalization for Heart Failure Greater With Diabetes

Rate has declined but remains higher in those with type 1 or 2 diabetes than in those without

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

After adjustment for confounders, vaccine linked to lower all-cause, cardiovascular death

New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years

New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years

Maintaining ACC/AHA goals would result in fewer events than current BP levels, prior guideline goals

Teva Recalls 2 Blood Pressure Medications

Teva Recalls 2 Blood Pressure Medications

Tablets tainted with N-nitrosodiethylamine, a suspected human carcinogen

Hypertension Treatments: Diuretics

Hypertension dosing regiment chart for loop, potassium-sparing, and thiazide-like diuretics.

Hypertension in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life

Hypertension in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life

Two studies show increased risk for cardiovascular disease in association with hypertension.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control

Intervention plus motivational interviewing better than health education alone for black adults.

RAS Inhibitor Therapy May Prolong Survival After Acute Kidney Injury

RAS Inhibitor Therapy May Prolong Survival After Acute Kidney Injury

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In a Canadian study of patients who experienced AKI during hospitalization, treatment with an ACEI or ARB within 6 months of discharge was associated with a 15% lower risk for death after 2 years.

Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN

Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN

Two US cohorts support use of home BP threshold of 130/80 mm Hg for black, white, Hispanic adults

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung Cancer Risk

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung Cancer Risk

Higher risk seen with ACEIs vs angiotensin receptor blockers; risk linked to duration of use

Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD

Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD

Incident CKD accompanied by decreases in kidney damage biomarkers in setting of intensive treatment.

Nocturia a Possible Risk Factor for Nocturnal BP Problems

Nocturia a Possible Risk Factor for Nocturnal BP Problems

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In a study, nighttime voiding significantly correlated with smaller dips in nocturnal blood pressure.

Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment

Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment

Implementing ACC/AHA guideline would direct antihypertensive meds to adults at high CVD risk.

Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Aortic Valve Disease

Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Aortic Valve Disease

Increased risk for aortic valve stenosis and aortic regurgitation with increased systolic BP.

Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN

Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN

For both men and women, Southern dietary pattern is largest mediating factor for difference in HTN.

Hypertension Treatments: ARBs

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARB) used for the treatment of hypertension and their respective strengths, formulations, and doses.

AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated

AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated

Ruling out Rx non-compliance, white coat syndrome, and interfering medications necessary

Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

Proportion achieving target BP increased with use of triple combo pill versus usual care at six months.

More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed

More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed

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New study suggests sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke only when mean sodium intake exceeds 5 grams per day.

Tool Improves Identification of Undiagnosed Hypertension

Tool Improves Identification of Undiagnosed Hypertension

Use of billing data alone shows that up to 1 in 8 hypertension cases might be undiagnosed

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