Hypertension

Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions

Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions

In patients with hypertension, psoriasis linked to increased risk for cardiovascular procedures, surgeries.

Reducing Systolic Blood Pressure With Liraglutide: Predictors and Correlates

Reducing Systolic Blood Pressure With Liraglutide: Predictors and Correlates

Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with liraglutide experience a greater reduction in systolic BP if they have lower baseline continuous glucose monitoring values and higher diastolic BP.

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Members of 2 remote Venezuelan tribes were found to have elevated blood pressure following exposure to Western culture.

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Lower systolic BP found for those living in areas with public smoke-free policies.

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized cardiovascular disease risk assessment.

Does Antihypertensive Therapy Reduce CVD Risk in Low-Risk Patients With Mild Hypertension?

Does Antihypertensive Therapy Reduce CVD Risk in Low-Risk Patients With Mild Hypertension?

Treatment of low-risk patients presenting with mild hypertension with antihypertensive medication should be done with caution.

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

Intensive blood pressure control and fenofibrate use in patients with type 2 diabetes who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease may increase the risk for adverse kidney events.

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Discord among international, organizational blood pressure guidelines have led to confusion between physicians and patients alike.

Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension

Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension

Tibia lead levels are associated with resistant-hypertension.

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Significant Risk for Overall, Cardiac Malformations

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Significant Risk for Overall, Cardiac Malformations

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The use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy may not greatly increase the risk for major congenital malformations in offspring.

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.

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

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.

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