Hypertension Archive

Likelihood of Hypertension Increased by Knee Osteoarthritis

Likelihood of Hypertension Increased by Knee Osteoarthritis

Data were collected from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to examine the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hypertension.

Does E-counseling For Self-care Adherence Improve Hypertension?

Does E-counseling For Self-care Adherence Improve Hypertension?

Lifestyle counseling, combined with diet and exercise, reduces hypertension and improves cardiovascular outcomes.

Personalizing Hypertension Prognoses By Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity

Personalizing Hypertension Prognoses By Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity

Elevated baseline blood pressure was linked to higher 6-month CVD incidence.

Antihypertensive "Quadpill" Therapy Highly Effective

Antihypertensive "Quadpill" Therapy Highly Effective

Ultra-low-dose combination therapy for hypertension has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure with few adverse side effects.

Does Lowering SBP Affect Gait in Older, Hypertensive Adults?

Does Lowering SBP Affect Gait in Older, Hypertensive Adults?

Results from the SPRINT trial showed that intensive therapy aimed at lowering systolic blood pressure did not change gait speed or mobility in older adults.

Should Blood Pressure Goals Differ in Patients With and Without Diabetes?

Should Blood Pressure Goals Differ in Patients With and Without Diabetes?

Aggressive antihypertensive treatment (<130 mm Hg) may not be necessary in patients with diabetes.

Childhood Blood Pressure Trajectory Indicative of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Childhood Blood Pressure Trajectory Indicative of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Blood pressure trajectory monitoring can provide "an important approach" to identify those at high risk of developing hypertension and CVD, according to study investigators.

Widespread Increase in Systolic Blood Pressure from 1990 to 2015

Widespread Increase in Systolic Blood Pressure from 1990 to 2015

Researchers assessed the increase in systolic blood pressure across the globe in more than 8.7 million participants.

Ethanol Cookstoves May Reduce Hypertension During Pregnancy

Ethanol Cookstoves May Reduce Hypertension During Pregnancy

Use of ethanol cookstoves is associated with a reduction in diastolic blood pressure and hypertension for pregnant women in Nigeria.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure vs Clinic Blood Pressure

Ambulatory Blood Pressure vs Clinic Blood Pressure

The average systolic/diastolic awake ambulatory blood pressure reading was significantly higher than the average of 9 clinic blood pressure readings over 3 visits.

DASH Diet Decreases Serum Uric Acid in Prehypertension

DASH Diet Decreases Serum Uric Acid in Prehypertension

Among adults with prehypertension or stage I hypertension, following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet lowers serum uric acid.

Adverse Renal Outcomes Reduced With Lower BP in Type 1 Diabetes

Adverse Renal Outcomes Reduced With Lower BP in Type 1 Diabetes

For patients with type 1 diabetes, blood pressure (BP) of <120/70 mm Hg is associated with a substantially reduced risk of adverse renal outcomes.

Does Antihypertensive Medication Class Affect Fracture Risk?

Does Antihypertensive Medication Class Affect Fracture Risk?

Researchers compared 3 classes of antihypertensive medication to determine hip and pelvic fracture risk in users vs nonusers.

Shift in High Blood Pressure Trend from High- to Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Shift in High Blood Pressure Trend from High- to Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Affected by nutrition, environment, and behavior, trends of elevated blood pressure have shifted from high-income to low- and middle-income countries.

Childhood Adversity Associated With Poor Blood Pressure Regulation

Childhood Adversity Associated With Poor Blood Pressure Regulation

A history of childhood adversity was associated with blood pressure dysfunction from childhood into adulthood.

HOPE-3: Antihypertensives, Statins Do Not Prevent Cognitive Decline

HOPE-3: Antihypertensives, Statins Do Not Prevent Cognitive Decline

Antihypertensive drugs and rosuvastatin did not prevent or worsen cognitive decline in those at intermediate risk for CVD.

AHA: Midlife Hypertension May Heighten Risk for Dementia

AHA: Midlife Hypertension May Heighten Risk for Dementia

New statement from American Heart Association warns of potential connection between hypertension at midlife and cognitive impairment later in life.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Tied to Genetic Increase in Systolic Blood Pressure

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Tied to Genetic Increase in Systolic Blood Pressure

An increase in systolic blood pressure due to genetic variants is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Study Suggests Relationship Between Sodium Intake, Mortality

Study Suggests Relationship Between Sodium Intake, Mortality

Findings support modest reductions in sodium intake among persons consuming high-sodium diets.

Incidence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors High in Older Adults

Incidence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors High in Older Adults

Blacks have increased incidence of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia but not atrial fibrillation.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Tied to Increased Risks for Morbidity, Mortality

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Tied to Increased Risks for Morbidity, Mortality

Increased systolic blood pressure variability is associated with mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, and end-stage renal disease.

Benefit of Tighter Systolic Blood Pressure Control

Benefit of Tighter Systolic Blood Pressure Control

Findings indicate high-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg or less.

Many Medicare Patients Do Not Adhere to Antihypertensive Medications

Many Medicare Patients Do Not Adhere to Antihypertensive Medications

Nearly 5 million Medicare prescription drug enrollees are not taking their antihypertensive medication as directed.

Aldosterone Reduced With Losartan in Hypertension Without Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Aldosterone Reduced With Losartan in Hypertension Without Obstructive Sleep Apnea

For patients with hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea, treatment with losartan does not lead to significant reductions in aldosterone, but the treatment is tied to aldosterone reductions in patients with hypertension but without obstructive sleep apnea.

VIDEO: Is Intensive Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Older Patients?

VIDEO: Is Intensive Blood Pressure Control Beneficial for Older Patients?

Jeff Williamson, MD, MHS, discusses results from the SPRINT trial comparing intensive blood pressure targets with standard blood pressure targets in elderly patients with hypertension.

Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Relationship Between Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Lower blood pressure was associated with significantly lower risk for cardiovascular events.

Higher-Than-Expected Rates of Obesity, Hypertension in Teen Athletes

Higher-Than-Expected Rates of Obesity, Hypertension in Teen Athletes

Student-athletes have similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure as non-athletes, according to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Albuminuria Linked to Higher Nighttime Systolic Blood Pressure

Albuminuria Linked to Higher Nighttime Systolic Blood Pressure

For patients with hypertension, albuminuria is associated with higher nighttime systolic blood pressure, according to a study.

Can Daytime Napping Hike Hypertension Risk?

Can Daytime Napping Hike Hypertension Risk?

In 1 observational study, nighttime napping in shift workers was linked to a reduced risk of hypertension.

FDA Recommends That Food Manufacturers Scale Back Sodium Content

FDA Recommends That Food Manufacturers Scale Back Sodium Content

The agency has set short- and long-term goals in effort to cut Americans' risk for hypertension, heart disease, and stroke.

High-Dose Methylprednisolone Did Not Prevent Platelet Decline in Preeclampsia

High-Dose Methylprednisolone Did Not Prevent Platelet Decline in Preeclampsia

Women with preeclampsia showed no benefit from high-dose methylprednisolone.

Recent Data Find That Air Pollution Raises Blood Pressure

Recent Data Find That Air Pollution Raises Blood Pressure

The risk of hypertension increased after both short-term and long-term exposure.

Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in cognitive abilities.

Masked Hypertension May Be Identified by Ambulatory Blood Pressure

Masked Hypertension May Be Identified by Ambulatory Blood Pressure

Black patients with undetected hypertension are twice as likely to eventually be diagnosed with clinic hypertension.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Affect Diastolic Function in Hypertension

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Affect Diastolic Function in Hypertension

The study found an inverse relationship between left ventricular diastolic function and alcohol intake.

Risk for Falls Increases After Initiation, Intensification of Hypertension Medications

Risk for Falls Increases After Initiation, Intensification of Hypertension Medications

Short-term fall risk is up during 15 days after initiation and intensification of antihypertensive medication.

New Recommendations Intend to Increase Screening for Primary Aldosteronism

New Recommendations Intend to Increase Screening for Primary Aldosteronism

Updated recommendations from the Endocrine Society revise aldosteronism screening guidelines.

Healthy Diet May Cut Hypertension Risk After Gestational Diabetes

Healthy Diet May Cut Hypertension Risk After Gestational Diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes who adhered to a healthy diet had a 20% lower chance of developing hypertension.

Digital Assistance May Optimize Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes With Hypertension

Digital Assistance May Optimize Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes With Hypertension

Significant reductions in blood pressure and LDL cholesterol were noted.

Is the SPRINT Trial Relevant for Children and Teens?

Is the SPRINT Trial Relevant for Children and Teens?

Prehypertension and hypertension in children and adolescents are associated with cardiovascular target organ damage and set the trajectory for early adulthood high blood pressure.

Yogurt May Reduce Risk for High Blood Pressure

Yogurt May Reduce Risk for High Blood Pressure

The effect was seen in women but not men, and the strongest effect was seen in the highest tertile of DASH scores.

Smartphone Blood Pressure App May Be Inaccurate

Smartphone Blood Pressure App May Be Inaccurate

Blood pressure measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when the popular mobile application was tested.

In CKD, Masked Hypertension Is Common, Tied to CV Target Organ Damage

In CKD, Masked Hypertension Is Common, Tied to CV Target Organ Damage

Masked hypertension is common among patients with chronic kidney disease and is also linked to low eGFR and proteinuria.

Study: JNC8 Blood Pressure Treatment Threshold May Be Too High

Study: JNC8 Blood Pressure Treatment Threshold May Be Too High

Increasing the blood pressure level at which doctors prescribe treatment may put some patients at an increased risk for stroke, according to a study published in Hypertension.

Low-Dose Chlorthalidone Bests Hydrochlorothiazide for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Control

Low-Dose Chlorthalidone Bests Hydrochlorothiazide for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Control

For patients with stage 1 hypertension, low-dose chlorthalidone is associated with reduction in ambulatory blood pressure, while low-dose hydrochlorothiazide may result in masked hypertension.

Hypertension Treatment Beneficial Regardless of Baseline Blood Pressure

Hypertension Treatment Beneficial Regardless of Baseline Blood Pressure

Lowering blood pressure yielded reductions in risks for major CVD events, coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure, regardless of starting blood pressure.

Pediatric Allergies May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Pediatric Allergies May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Children with allergic disease may face as much as a doubling of their risk for hypertension and hyperlipidemia, regardless of weight.

CPAP, Mandibular Advancement Devices May Lower Blood Pressure

CPAP, Mandibular Advancement Devices May Lower Blood Pressure

Researchers find both common treatments produce modest decreases in blood pressure in patients with sleep apnea.

SPRINT: Lower Blood Pressure Target May Reduce Mortality, Cardiovascular Events

SPRINT: Lower Blood Pressure Target May Reduce Mortality, Cardiovascular Events

Results from the SPRINT trial suggest that a systolic blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg instead of 140 mm Hg may prevent CV events.

Most IV Hypertension Drugs Ordered for Patients without Immediate CV Risk

Most IV Hypertension Drugs Ordered for Patients without Immediate CV Risk

The drugs administered in patients with uncontrolled blood pressure for levels not linked to immediate cardiovascular risk.

Hypertension-Related ED Visits Common, Increasing

Hypertension-Related ED Visits Common, Increasing

Estimated yearly incidence rate up by 5.2% per year from 2006 to 2012 for hypertension-linked ED visits.

White-Coat, Masked Hypertension Linked to Target Organ Complications, CV Events

White-Coat, Masked Hypertension Linked to Target Organ Complications, CV Events

Both were associated with increased aortic stiffness, renal injury, and incident cardiovascular events.

Blood Pressure Uncontrolled in Nearly Half of Americans with Hypertension

Blood Pressure Uncontrolled in Nearly Half of Americans with Hypertension

Researchers report improvement since 1999, but note that rates are still short of Healthy People 2020 goal.

Primary Aldosteronism Screening Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

Primary Aldosteronism Screening Cost-Effective in Resistant Hypertension

CT scanning followed by adrenal venous sampling was a cost-effective way to screen for primary aldosteronism.

Light Activity May Lower Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes

Light Activity May Lower Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes

Even light activity may have metabolic benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Living in Walking-Friendly Neighborhoods May Reduce Hypertension Risk

Living in Walking-Friendly Neighborhoods May Reduce Hypertension Risk

Moving to a neighborhood that encourages walking could lower risk for incident hypertension.

Carefully Weigh Risks, Benefits of Hypertension Treatment in Older Patients

Carefully Weigh Risks, Benefits of Hypertension Treatment in Older Patients

Untreated hypertension linked to morbidity and mortality, but there are potential harms associated with treatment.

Seniors Often Overtreated for Diabetes, Hypertension

Seniors Often Overtreated for Diabetes, Hypertension

Physicians may be concerned about malpractice claims or performance measure variables.

USPSTF Recommends Screening for High Blood Pressure

USPSTF Recommends Screening for High Blood Pressure

Confirmatory blood pressure measurements should be conducted outside the clinical setting.

Spironolactone Most Effective Add-On Drug for Resistant Hypertension

Spironolactone Most Effective Add-On Drug for Resistant Hypertension

The drug was more effective at lowering blood pressure than placebo, doxazosin, and bisoprolol.

Blood Pressure in Childhood Linked to Midlife Cardiovascular Risk

Blood Pressure in Childhood Linked to Midlife Cardiovascular Risk

Children with high blood pressure more likely to develop heart disease by age 38.

New-Onset Diabetes Predicted by Sleep-Time Ambulatory Blood Pressure

New-Onset Diabetes Predicted by Sleep-Time Ambulatory Blood Pressure

Ingestion of hypertension medications at bedtime also linked to reduced risk for new-onset diabetes.

Blood Pressure Improved With Gamification System Achievements

Blood Pressure Improved With Gamification System Achievements

Level of achievement on gamification system linked to reduction in systolic, diastolic blood pressure.

Tai Chi May Improve Hypertension Control in Older Adults

Tai Chi May Improve Hypertension Control in Older Adults

However, it does not help with metabolic syndrome levels, dyslipidemia or hyperglycemia.

More Aggressive Control of Hypertension Is Beneficial

More Aggressive Control of Hypertension Is Beneficial

Rates of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke cut significantly by more aggressive treatment.

ACA Ups Diagnosis, Treatment of Chronic Diseases

ACA Ups Diagnosis, Treatment of Chronic Diseases

Higher numbers of insured leading to more treatment of hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Preeclampsia Screening Should Involve Detailed Medical History

Preeclampsia Screening Should Involve Detailed Medical History

Medical history should remain the method of screening until studies show aspirin reduces incidence of preeclampsia.

Visit-to-Visit Fluctuations in BP May Signal CHD, Early Death

Visit-to-Visit Fluctuations in BP May Signal CHD, Early Death

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to higher odds of heart disease and early death.

Patients May Misunderstand the Term 'Hypertension'

Patients May Misunderstand the Term 'Hypertension'

Patients may think of hypertension as a psychological condition that is related to too much tension.

Hypertension Treatment May Increase With Health Insurance Expansion

Hypertension Treatment May Increase With Health Insurance Expansion

Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events and CVD-related deaths.

About Half of CV Deaths Preventable in U.S.

About Half of CV Deaths Preventable in U.S.

Elimination of five modifiable risk factors could cut the number of cardiovascular deaths.

Higher Systolic BP Linked to Lower Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Higher Systolic BP Linked to Lower Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Risk for Alzheimer's disease appears to be lower among people with a genetic predisposition to high systolic blood pressure.

Even Slightly Elevated BP May Up Cardiac Risk in Young Adults

Even Slightly Elevated BP May Up Cardiac Risk in Young Adults

Treatment should begin early to prevent cardiac dysfunction, researchers said.

Variation in Visit-to-Visit Systolic BP Not Associated With MACE

Variation in Visit-to-Visit Systolic BP Not Associated With MACE

Findings in hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease.

Low-Salt Diet Improves Efficacy of Antihypertensive Drug Regimens

Low-Salt Diet Improves Efficacy of Antihypertensive Drug Regimens

Drugs significantly lower blood pressure even without adherence to low-salt diet.

Predict Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes With 6-Minute Walk Test

Predict Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes With 6-Minute Walk Test

Findings in patients with pulmonary hypertension linked to heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.

CAM Less Popular Among Women With Hypertension, Diabetes

CAM Less Popular Among Women With Hypertension, Diabetes

Lower odds for consulting complementary and alternative medicine practitioner, taking CAM

Many With Hypertension Not Receiving Exercise Recommendations

Many With Hypertension Not Receiving Exercise Recommendations

One in five patients with hypertension reported that exercise was not recommended to them by their health care provider.

Mortality Rate Down, but Diabetes, CVD Still Prevalent in Baby Boomers

Mortality Rate Down, but Diabetes, CVD Still Prevalent in Baby Boomers

Mixed results indicate that while the mortality rate for "Baby Boomers" is declining, many are taking cardiovascular drugs or have diabetes.

CPAP Treatment May Prevent Progression to Diabetes

CPAP Treatment May Prevent Progression to Diabetes

Sleep apnea treatment may improve glucose control and blood pressure and prevent progression to diabetes in patients with prediabetes.

Sodium Had No Adverse Effect, But Potassium Improved BP in Teen Girls

Sodium Had No Adverse Effect, But Potassium Improved BP in Teen Girls

Eating 3,000 mg of salt daily had no adverse effect on blood pressure in teen girls, while consuming 2,400 mg of potassium daily lowered BP.

Effects of Sodium, Potassium Consumption Differs With Blood Pressure

Effects of Sodium, Potassium Consumption Differs With Blood Pressure

An increase in sodium/potassium ratio was linked to increase in LV mass in young adults with prehypertension and hypertension.

FDA Announces Bystolic Shortage

FDA Announces Bystolic Shortage

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Bystolic (nebivolol; Forest Laboratories) 20 mg is currently in shortage.

New Recommendations for Treating Hypertension in CAD Released

New Recommendations for Treating Hypertension in CAD Released

The AHA, ACC and ASH have released new recommendations on treatment of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease.

Physicians/Pharmacist Collaboration May Improve BP in Some Patients

Physicians/Pharmacist Collaboration May Improve BP in Some Patients

Although blood pressure control was no better in the overall cohort, it was improved for participants from racial minority groups.

Hypertension-Related Deaths Up in the U.S.

Hypertension-Related Deaths Up in the U.S.

The death rate from hypertension in the United States has increased by 23% since 2000, despite decreases in death rates from other causes.

New Score Can Predict Heart Disease Risk Globally

New Score Can Predict Heart Disease Risk Globally

The risk equation can be recalibrated for application in different countries.

Editorial: ADA's 2015 Diabetes Standards Focus on Individualized Therapy

Editorial: ADA's 2015 Diabetes Standards Focus on Individualized Therapy

The ADA's 2015 Standards for Diabetes Care focus on ethnic differences in risk, blood pressure targets and treatment goals.

Worksite Intervention Program Yielded Cardiometabolic Improvements

Worksite Intervention Program Yielded Cardiometabolic Improvements

An intensive behavioral modification delivered to employees in a health care setting resulted in weight loss and improved BP control and HbA1c levels.

Medication Adherence Low in Diabetes

Medication Adherence Low in Diabetes

Many patients with diabetes may not be adhering to medication regimens and are therefore experiencing higher rates of cardiac events.

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Blood Pressure

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Blood Pressure

Vitamin D supplementation did not appear to reduce systolic or diastolic blood pressure in trial-level analysis or individual patient data analysis.

Avoiding Three Risk Factors by Middle Age Delayed Heart Failure Diagnosis

Avoiding Three Risk Factors by Middle Age Delayed Heart Failure Diagnosis

Patients with hypertension, obesity or diabetes at age 45 years were diagnosed with heart failure more than a decade earlier than those without these risk factors.

Male Infertility Linked to Manual Labor, High Blood Pressure, Multiple Medications

Male Infertility Linked to Manual Labor, High Blood Pressure, Multiple Medications

These factors are linked to lower sperm quality and appear to make men less fertile.

Liraglutide May Aid in Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese Adults

Liraglutide May Aid in Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese Adults

When used as an adjunct to diet and exercise, patients treated with liraglutide were more than twice as likely to achieve weight loss of 5% to 10%.

Many Adults Taking Action to Reduce Sodium Intake

Many Adults Taking Action to Reduce Sodium Intake

The prevalence of people taking action to reduce sodium intake was highest among those who received medical advice to do so.

Heart Risks Higher For Severely Obese Children Than Previously Thought

Heart Risks Higher For Severely Obese Children Than Previously Thought

About half of extremely obese children had elevated blood pressure or dyslipidemia.

Increased Fiber Intake May Spur More Healthy Changes

Increased Fiber Intake May Spur More Healthy Changes

Trial comparing simple dietary change to more complicated regimen found similar health benefits.

AMA Encourages Providers to Focus on BP for American Heart Month

AMA Encourages Providers to Focus on BP for American Heart Month

AMA provides three questions for physicians to ask when measuring blood pressure.

Lowering BP Reduced Mortality, Adverse Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Lowering BP Reduced Mortality, Adverse Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Lowering blood pressure cut mortality and some cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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