Hypertension

Updated Hypertension Guideline Directs Treatment to Those With High CVD Risk

Updated Hypertension Guideline Directs Treatment to Those With High CVD Risk

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

Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in Hypertension

Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in Hypertension

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

AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Treatment Guidelines Updated

AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Treatment Guidelines Updated

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

Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes

Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes

Findings show improved outcomes may be due to better medication adherence.

Labor Induction Linked to Hypertensive Complication Prevention in Women With Chronic Hypertension

Labor Induction Linked to Hypertensive Complication Prevention in Women With Chronic Hypertension

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For expectant mothers with chronic hypertension, labor induction after 38 weeks of gestation may prevent hypertensive complications without increasing the risk of cesarean delivery.

New Guidelines Target Pharmacological Hypertension Management to High-Risk Patients

New Guidelines Target Pharmacological Hypertension Management to High-Risk Patients

A guideline-based approach directing pharmacological treatment to adults more likely to have CVD events may maximize absolute risk reduction of treatment.

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 vs usual care at 6 months.

Triple combination antihypertension therapy improves blood pressure control for mild-to-moderate hypertension

In this randomized controlled trial, patients receiving triple combination antihypertension therapy were more likely to achieve their blood pressure target compared to those with usual care at 6 months.

Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence

Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence

Adoption of the guidelines would label more than half of 45- to 75-year-olds as having hypertension.

Increased Maternal Mortality Risk Associated With Recurrent Preeclampsia

Increased Maternal Mortality Risk Associated With Recurrent Preeclampsia

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Recurrent hypertensive disease of pregnancy is associated with increased risk for early all-cause and some cause-specific mortality.

More Youths With Hypertension Using 2017 AAP Guidelines

More Youths With Hypertension Using 2017 AAP Guidelines

Weighted net estimated increase of 795,000 US youths being reclassified as having hypertension.

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems Quality Assessment

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems Quality Assessment

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An observational study was conducted in order to determine the accuracy and quality of readings provided by home blood pressure monitoring systems.

Higher Blood Pressure at Mid-Life Increases Dementia Risk

Higher Blood Pressure at Mid-Life Increases Dementia Risk

Findings for those with systolic BP 130 mm Hg at age 50 years

Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child

Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy linked to risk of poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring

Increase in Treating Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

Increase in Treating Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

Increase in proportion of adults recommended for treatment; estimated decrease in CVD events, deaths.

Incident Gout Risk, Serum Urate, and Comorbidities: What Are the Links?

Incident Gout Risk, Serum Urate, and Comorbidities: What Are the Links?

Ethnicity and hypertension have an association with incident gout that is not fully explained by differences in serum urate.

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

Men with higher estradiol and estradiol/testosterone levels had an increased risk for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Electrical Device Helps Reduce Daily Salt Intake, Improve Blood Pressure

Electrical Device Helps Reduce Daily Salt Intake, Improve Blood Pressure

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Using a simple self-monitoring device may help reduce salt intake and systolic blood pressure.

Hypertension Increase in Children Based on 2017 AAP Guidelines

Hypertension Increase in Children Based on 2017 AAP Guidelines

Increase in estimated population prevalence of elevated blood pressure from 11.8 to 14.2%.

Smartphone App May Boost Medication Adherence in Hypertension

Smartphone App May Boost Medication Adherence in Hypertension

But use of the app not linked to a change in systolic blood pressure in poorly controlled hypertension

Intensive blood pressure control not linked to changes in cerebral perfusion in patients with cerebral small vessel disease

In patients with severe cerebral small vessel disease, a strategy of intensive blood pressure control did not significantly alter whole brain blood flow when compared to standard blood pressure control.

Gestational diabetes increases T2D, hypertension, heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes increases T2D, hypertension, heart disease risk

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Women with gestational diabetes have a greater risk of developing T2D and cardiovascular events than women who were not previously diagnosed with the disease.

Breastfeeding may lower hypertension risk in postmenopausal women

Breastfeeding may lower hypertension risk in postmenopausal women

Breastfeeding duration and frequency may help reduce hypertension risks.

Blood pressure control best achieved with a multilevel, multicomponent approach

Team-based, multilevel implementation strategies were the most effective at reducing systolic blood pressure.

Addition of new class of antihypertensive drug effective for lowering BP

Addition of new class of antihypertensive drug effective for lowering BP

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Addition of a new class of antihypertensive drugs to existing treatment greatly decreases SBP in previously medicated patients with HT.

AAFP does not endorse new hypertension guideline

AAFP does not endorse new hypertension guideline

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The AAFP continues to use the 2014 JNC8 guideline instead of the 2017 AHA/ACC update.

Blood pressure decreases more than a decade before death

Blood pressure decreases more than a decade before death

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Blood pressure decreases more than a decade before death in patients older than 60 years.

AHA, ACC release new clinical guideline for managing hypertension in adults

AHA, ACC release new clinical guideline for managing hypertension in adults

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The AHA and ACC have released a new guideline that categorizes more US adults as hypertensive.

Mid-adulthood hypertension linked to dementia risk in women

Mid-adulthood hypertension linked to dementia risk in women

Among women, but not men, mid-adulthood hypertension correlated with a 65% increased dementia risk.

Managing hypertension in diabetes: a position statement from the ADA

Managing hypertension in diabetes: a position statement from the ADA

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The statement includes advances in care since the ADA's last position statement was published in 2003.

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