More than 40% of adolescents had either prehypertension or hypertension.
Findings suggest an inverse association between sodium intake and diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.
Patients with endocrine hypertension experience a higher risk of cardiovascular issues, including stroke and death.
Researchers examined 24-hour and ambulatory blood pressure to determine the relationship between hypertension and low levels of vitamin D.
Data were collected from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to examine the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hypertension.
Lifestyle counseling, combined with diet and exercise, reduces hypertension and improves cardiovascular outcomes.
Elevated baseline blood pressure was linked to higher 6-month CVD incidence.
Ultra-low-dose combination therapy for hypertension has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure with few adverse side effects.
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.
Aggressive antihypertensive treatment (<130 mm Hg) may not be necessary in patients with diabetes.
Blood pressure trajectory monitoring can provide "an important approach" to identify those at high risk of developing hypertension and CVD, according to study investigators.
Researchers assessed the increase in systolic blood pressure across the globe in more than 8.7 million participants.
Use of ethanol cookstoves is associated with a reduction in diastolic blood pressure and hypertension for pregnant women in Nigeria.
The average systolic/diastolic awake ambulatory blood pressure reading was significantly higher than the average of 9 clinic blood pressure readings over 3 visits.
Among adults with prehypertension or stage I hypertension, following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet lowers serum uric acid.
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.
Researchers compared 3 classes of antihypertensive medication to determine hip and pelvic fracture risk in users vs nonusers.
Affected by nutrition, environment, and behavior, trends of elevated blood pressure have shifted from high-income to low- and middle-income countries.
A history of childhood adversity was associated with blood pressure dysfunction from childhood into adulthood.
Antihypertensive drugs and rosuvastatin did not prevent or worsen cognitive decline in those at intermediate risk for CVD.
New statement from American Heart Association warns of potential connection between hypertension at midlife and cognitive impairment later in life.
An increase in systolic blood pressure due to genetic variants is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Findings support modest reductions in sodium intake among persons consuming high-sodium diets.
Blacks have increased incidence of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia but not atrial fibrillation.
Increased systolic blood pressure variability is associated with mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, and end-stage renal disease.
Findings indicate high-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg or less.
Nearly 5 million Medicare prescription drug enrollees are not taking their antihypertensive medication as directed.
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.
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.
Lower blood pressure was associated with significantly lower risk for cardiovascular events.
Student-athletes have similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure as non-athletes, according to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics.
For patients with hypertension, albuminuria is associated with higher nighttime systolic blood pressure, according to a study.
In 1 observational study, nighttime napping in shift workers was linked to a reduced risk of hypertension.
The agency has set short- and long-term goals in effort to cut Americans' risk for hypertension, heart disease, and stroke.
Women with preeclampsia showed no benefit from high-dose methylprednisolone.
The risk of hypertension increased after both short-term and long-term exposure.
Older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in cognitive abilities.
Black patients with undetected hypertension are twice as likely to eventually be diagnosed with clinic hypertension.
The study found an inverse relationship between left ventricular diastolic function and alcohol intake.
Short-term fall risk is up during 15 days after initiation and intensification of antihypertensive medication.
Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age.
Updated recommendations from the Endocrine Society revise aldosteronism screening guidelines.
Women with gestational diabetes who adhered to a healthy diet had a 20% lower chance of developing hypertension.
Significant reductions in blood pressure and LDL cholesterol were noted.
Prehypertension and hypertension in children and adolescents are associated with cardiovascular target organ damage and set the trajectory for early adulthood 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.
Blood pressure measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when the popular mobile application was tested.
Masked hypertension is common among patients with chronic kidney disease and is also linked to low eGFR and proteinuria.
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.
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.
Lowering blood pressure yielded reductions in risks for major CVD events, coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure, regardless of starting blood pressure.
Children with allergic disease may face as much as a doubling of their risk for hypertension and hyperlipidemia, regardless of weight.
Researchers find both common treatments produce modest decreases in blood pressure in patients with sleep apnea.
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.
The drugs administered in patients with uncontrolled blood pressure for levels not linked to immediate cardiovascular risk.
Estimated yearly incidence rate up by 5.2% per year from 2006 to 2012 for hypertension-linked ED visits.
Both were associated with increased aortic stiffness, renal injury, and incident cardiovascular events.
Researchers report improvement since 1999, but note that rates are still short of Healthy People 2020 goal.
CT scanning followed by adrenal venous sampling was a cost-effective way to screen for primary aldosteronism.
Even light activity may have metabolic benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Moving to a neighborhood that encourages walking could lower risk for incident hypertension.
Untreated hypertension linked to morbidity and mortality, but there are potential harms associated with treatment.
Physicians may be concerned about malpractice claims or performance measure variables.
Confirmatory blood pressure measurements should be conducted outside the clinical setting.
The drug was more effective at lowering blood pressure than placebo, doxazosin, and bisoprolol.
Children with high blood pressure more likely to develop heart disease by age 38.
Ingestion of hypertension medications at bedtime also linked to reduced risk for new-onset diabetes.
Level of achievement on gamification system linked to reduction in systolic, diastolic blood pressure.
However, it does not help with metabolic syndrome levels, dyslipidemia or hyperglycemia.
Rates of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke cut significantly by more aggressive treatment.
Higher numbers of insured leading to more treatment of hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Medical history should remain the method of screening until studies show aspirin reduces incidence of preeclampsia.
Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to higher odds of heart disease and early death.
Patients may think of hypertension as a psychological condition that is related to too much tension.
Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events and CVD-related deaths.
Elimination of five modifiable risk factors could cut the number of cardiovascular deaths.
Risk for Alzheimer's disease appears to be lower among people with a genetic predisposition to high systolic blood pressure.
Treatment should begin early to prevent cardiac dysfunction, researchers said.
Findings in hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease.
Drugs significantly lower blood pressure even without adherence to low-salt diet.
Findings in patients with pulmonary hypertension linked to heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.
Lower odds for consulting complementary and alternative medicine practitioner, taking CAM
One in five patients with hypertension reported that exercise was not recommended to them by their health care provider.
Mixed results indicate that while the mortality rate for "Baby Boomers" is declining, many are taking cardiovascular drugs or have diabetes.
Sleep apnea treatment may improve glucose control and blood pressure and prevent progression to diabetes in patients with prediabetes.
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.
An increase in sodium/potassium ratio was linked to increase in LV mass in young adults with prehypertension and hypertension.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Bystolic (nebivolol; Forest Laboratories) 20 mg is currently in shortage.
The AHA, ACC and ASH have released new recommendations on treatment of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease.
Although blood pressure control was no better in the overall cohort, it was improved for participants from racial minority groups.
The death rate from hypertension in the United States has increased by 23% since 2000, despite decreases in death rates from other causes.
The risk equation can be recalibrated for application in different countries.
The ADA's 2015 Standards for Diabetes Care focus on ethnic differences in risk, blood pressure targets and treatment goals.
An intensive behavioral modification delivered to employees in a health care setting resulted in weight loss and improved BP control and HbA1c levels.
Many patients with diabetes may not be adhering to medication regimens and are therefore experiencing higher rates of cardiac events.
Vitamin D supplementation did not appear to reduce systolic or diastolic blood pressure in trial-level analysis or individual patient data analysis.
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.
These factors are linked to lower sperm quality and appear to make men less fertile.
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%.
The prevalence of people taking action to reduce sodium intake was highest among those who received medical advice to do so.
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