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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.

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