Hypertension

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 Type 2 Diabetes

Hypovitaminosis D Associated With High 24-Hour Ambulatory BP in Type 2 Diabetes

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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.

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?

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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

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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

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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

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

Role of Sodium Intake in Preventing Hypertension

Role of Sodium Intake in Preventing Hypertension

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A recent investigation found that very low sodium intake may actually increase the risk for CVD and mortality.

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.

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