The American Heart Association has issued evidence-based recommendations for implementing non-dietary and non-drug based BP-lowering treatments.
The ADA has changed systolic BP goals based on results from meta-analyses that show little additional benefit to achieving more aggressive targets.
Many older patients take many medications, making contraindications a concern when trying to control hypertension.
Statin users had a 15% reduction in the risk of cancer mortality compared with those who had not used the drugs at the time of cancer diagnosis.
Weekly automated calls tied to drop in systolic blood pressure among patients with hypertension in under-developed countries.
Multiple agent antihypertensive medication use increased from 2001 to 2010, a trend resulting in better blood pressure control among U.S. adults.
Pregnant women who snore may be at higher risk for gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, but not gestational diabetes.
Poor sleep duration doubles the risk for resistant hypertension, and depressive symptoms may mediate the association, researchers found.
Obese black children may have an increased risk for high blood pressure compared with obese white children, research suggests.
Sesame, rice oil combination controlled hypertension as well as calcium channel blockers.
Consuming 2% of total caloric intake from yogurt may help patients reduce their hypertension risk.
Children who consume more salt are at greater risk for hypertension, with a stronger association observed among those who are overweight or obese.
Positive changes in blood pressure associated with red wine likely occur through a nitric oxide-mediated mechanism.
Many patients with uncontrolled hypertension report having health insurance, usual source of care.
The data describe indicators of population, economics, health status, health risks, and health care.
The anti-obesity drug Belviq is designed to make people feel fuller sooner.
Pediatric hospitalizations due to hypertension were associated with $3.1 billion in charges from 1997 to 2006.
A quick review of hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency using the best global evidence.
Clinicians should be cautious when using aliskiren-containing BP medications with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients with diabetes or renal impairment.
Increased weight-to-height ratio was associated with worse lipid profiles and hypertension in adolescents.
Previously sedentary older adults who took up swimming experienced a drop in systolic BP, and an increase in carotid artery compliance.
Recent study findings reinforce the importance of avoiding hypertension.
Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy, specifically paroxetine, is associated with developing hypertension.
Patients often have trouble understanding health outcomes they cannot see. It is our job as health-care providers to help patients understand their bodies in efforts to improve treatment compliance for chronic conditions.
Commemorate American Heart Month by sharing new findings that reinforce the importance of avoiding hypertension.
Hypertension and diabetes during pregnancy are associated with increased CVD risk during middle age.
Treating patients before they develop a disease is tempting, but the old adage still applies: First, do no harm.
With obesity on the rise, more patients are at risk for metabolic syndrome, a diagnosis given to a set of simultaneous disorders.
Positive change in fitness or fatness can reduce the risk for cholesterol, hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
Measuring BP in both arms should become routine practice after data from a metaanalysis reveal that a 10 or 15 mm Hg difference between arms is associated with a substantially increased risk for vascular problems and death.