Hypertension

Another Antihypertensive Recalled Due to Potentially Carcinogenic Impurity

Another Antihypertensive Recalled Due to Potentially Carcinogenic Impurity

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The impurity was identified following laboratory testing conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); this is the first non-valsartan product that the Agency has found to contain NDEA.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for Reducing Systolic BP

Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for Reducing Systolic BP

A therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) intervention plus motivational interviewing (MINT) sessions delivered in churches can reduce systolic blood pressure (BP) among blacks compared with health education (HE) alone.

Tibia Lead Levels Associated With Risk for Resistant Hypertension

Tibia Lead Levels Associated With Risk for Resistant Hypertension

Tibia lead levels are associated with resistant-hypertension.

Oral Health Linked to Blood Pressure Profile, Treatment Success During Antihypertensive Therapy

Oral Health Linked to Blood Pressure Profile, Treatment Success During Antihypertensive Therapy

For adults with treated hypertension, periodontitis is associated with higher mean systolic blood pressure and with increased odds of unsuccessful hypertensive treatment.

Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues

Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues

Sexual harassment and sexual assault among midlife women are associated with poorer physical and mental health.

New Recommendations for High Blood Pressure Management, Prevention

New Recommendations for High Blood Pressure Management, Prevention

New recommendations have been developed for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure.

Repeat Blood Pressure Readings in Children Prevents Unnecessary Follow-up

Repeat Blood Pressure Readings in Children Prevents Unnecessary Follow-up

Only approximately half of pediatric patients with a blood pressure reading ≥95th percentile would be correctly classified based on their initial blood pressure reading.

Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction Involved in Hypertension Development in T1D

Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction Involved in Hypertension Development in T1D

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A life-course study evaluated the contribution of vascular endothelial dysfunction and inflammation to the development of hypertension in type 1 diabetes.

Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy Increase Risk for Future CVD

Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy Increase Risk for Future CVD

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Women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy have a significantly greater risk for future cardiovascular disease when compared with normotensive expecting mothers.

ADA Position Statement Update: Hypertension Management in Diabetes

ADA Position Statement Update: Hypertension Management in Diabetes

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The latest ADA hypertension position statement incorporates advances in care since 2003.

SPRINT Update: Positive CVD Outcomes With Intensive Blood Pressure Management in Prediabetes

SPRINT Update: Positive CVD Outcomes With Intensive Blood Pressure Management in Prediabetes

Patients with prediabetes who experienced intensive blood pressure management had better outcomes with CVD events and all-cause mortality.

AAP: Updated Guidelines for Managing High Blood Pressure in Children

AAP: Updated Guidelines for Managing High Blood Pressure in Children

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The American Academy of Pediatrics released an update to previous hypertension management updates published in 2004.

Distinguishing Hypertension and Primary Aldosteronism Using Novel Immunoassay

Distinguishing Hypertension and Primary Aldosteronism Using Novel Immunoassay

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Over 200 patients participated in the study of a novel immunoassay used to distinguish hypertension from hyperaldosteronism.

Type 2 Diabetes Death and CV Events Predicted by Systolic Blood Pressure Variability

Type 2 Diabetes Death and CV Events Predicted by Systolic Blood Pressure Variability

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For patients with type 2 diabetes, visit-to-visit variability in systolic blood pressure may function as an independent predictor for cardiovascular events.

Hypertension in Pregnancy: Are Antihypertensive Agents Safe?

Hypertension in Pregnancy: Are Antihypertensive Agents Safe?

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According to Journal of the American Heart Association, pregnant women with chronic hypertension using antihypertensive agents reduces the risk of hypertension without added risk to the fetus.

Prehypertension, Hypertension Incidence Among Adolescents

Prehypertension, Hypertension Incidence Among Adolescents

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More than 40% of adolescents had either prehypertension or hypertension.

Are Current Sodium Guidelines Misguided?

Are Current Sodium Guidelines Misguided?

Findings suggest an inverse association between sodium intake and diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.

Scientific Statement: Screening for Endocrine Hypertension

Scientific Statement: Screening for Endocrine Hypertension

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Patients with endocrine hypertension experience a higher risk of cardiovascular issues, including stroke and death.

Hypovitaminosis D Associated With High 24-Hour Ambulatory BP in T2D

Hypovitaminosis D Associated With High 24-Hour Ambulatory BP in T2D

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Researchers examined 24-hour and ambulatory blood pressure to determine the relationship between hypertension and low levels of vitamin D.

Likelihood of Hypertension Increased by Knee Osteoarthritis

Likelihood of Hypertension Increased by Knee Osteoarthritis

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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?

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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

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

Antihypertensive "Quadpill" Therapy Highly Effective

Antihypertensive "Quadpill" Therapy Highly Effective

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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