Researchers found higher estimated cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use than cigarette smoking.
Blood pressure levels below the recommended targets lower risk of CVD and all-cause mortality.
The USPSTF recommends that pregnant women receive screening for preeclampsia with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy.
Researchers observed a higher incidence of hypertension in patients with knee osteoarthritis compared with patients without osteoarthritis.
An estimated 12.3% of Americans over the age of 21 have masked hypertension.
The ACP and the AAFP has released a joint recommendation for the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years and older.
The prevalence of elevated blood pressure rates shifted from high-income to low- and middle-income countries.
Readmission was more common among publically insured, black patients presenting with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.
Baseline renal function tests may predict the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth for pregnant women with hypertension.
Even those who are in overall poor health and medically frail could benefit from hypertension interventions.
Addressing factors that lead to lack of adherence to antihypertensive therapy in elderly patients is crucial to improving outcomes.
Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.
Results from a study presented at ACC in Chicago suggest that statins can be more widely used in patients considered to be intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease.
Renin angiotensin system blockers have similar risks and outcomes compared with other antihypertensive agents for patients with diabetes.
Investigators found an increased risk of ischemic stroke among all patients within 21 days following initiation of alpha-blocker therapy.
Premature birth has been associated with a number of adverse health conditions.
Treating hypertension can reduce the risk of major cardiovascular disease events regardless of blood pressure at the start of treatment.
The FDA has approved Uptravi (selexipag) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in adult patients.
New guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American Thoracic Society are the first for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension.
Reducing blood pressure to a lower level than recommended in hypertension guidelines may further decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke.
The USPSTF recommends regular screenings for high blood pressure in adults. These results should be confirmed by home monitoring.
Doctors must assess for the presence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with lung disease, COPD, or emphysema, among other conditions.
Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complications of pregnancy, affecting 5-8% of all pregnancies in the U.S.
Reaching a systolic pressure of 120 mm HG reduces the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke by a third.
A number of evidence-based, nonpharmacologic approaches are available for patients with hypertension.
Chinese adults with hypertension who added folic acid to enalapril saw a small but significant stroke risk decrease.
Clinicians should help patients with CAD lower their blood pressure to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
A spike in hypertension-related death was seen in both genders and was most marked among those aged 45 to 64 years and those aged over 85 years.
The new recommended levels could have a particularly negative effect on Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks.
Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes.