Hypertension

Antihypertensive Use During Delivery Evaluated Among Preeclamptic Women

February 15, 2018

The researchers found that overall, 105,409 women received a hypertensive agent. Receipt of oral labetalol increased from 20.3% in 2006 to 31.4 percent in 2014 for all patients with preeclampsia.

Treating Salt-Sensitive Hypertension: Antihypertensive Classes Compared

By February 14, 2018

SSH is an intermediate inherited phenotype of essential hypertension

Treating Endothelial Function May Target Root Disease in Marfan Syndrome

February 13, 2018

The researchers found that the MFS/ATR1a-null mice showed unabated aortic root enlargement and remained responsive to losartan, despite being hypotensive and resistant to AngII vasopressor effects.

Breastfeeding May Impact Maternal Hypertension Risk

February 09, 2018

Findings among Korean women evaluated for hypertension at postmenopausal age. Similarly, greater obesity and insulin resistance significantly weakened the protective effects of having breastfed for longer.

First-of-its-Kind Test to Monitor Cardiovascular Drug Adherence Available

By February 01, 2018

KardiAssure is a non-invasive and cost-effective urinalysis that provides physicians with clear, reliable, actionable information on patients' adherence to more than 50 cardiovascular medications.

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

January 31, 2018

Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Combo Tx Cuts Stroke Risk More Than BP, Cholesterol Drugs Alone

By January 25, 2018

The Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation Study was a large, international study involving over 12,000 patients from 21 countries.

Olmesartan Use Linked to Higher Rate of Enteropathy Compared to Other ARBs

By January 23, 2018

The authors note that while the evidence points to a higher rate of enteropathy outcomes in patients treated with olmesartan, the absolute rate was found to be low.

Major Recs From New ACC/AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines

January 23, 2018

"The 2017 guideline uses a different classification system for BP than previous guidelines; emphasizes out-of-office BP measurements to confirm the diagnosis of and monitor success in control of hypertension," the authors write.

Secondary BP Reading Necessary in Children With Initial High Result

January 22, 2018

"Our findings suggest that a high initial BP reading in youth is common, while the proportion of youth with sustained hypertension is low," the authors write.

Sauna Bathing Linked to Improvements in Cardiovascular Function

January 16, 2018

There was also a decrease in mean systolic blood pressure (BP) from 137 to 130mmHg and in diastolic BP from 82 to 75 mm Hg (both P<0.0001).

Can Coronary CTA Identify Future Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events?

January 11, 2018

The researchers found that the rate of MACE was higher with the presence of high-risk plaque (6.4 versus 2.4%; hazard ratio, 2.73).

Blood pressure control best achieved with a multilevel, multicomponent approach

January 10, 2018

Team-based, multilevel implementation strategies were the most effective at reducing systolic blood pressure.

Do the Effects of Antihypertensives Diminish With Each Added Drug Class?

By January 03, 2018

Adding more drug classes does not appear to diminish the effects of antihypertensives.

Experts Weigh In on the Best Diets for 2018

By January 03, 2018

DASH and the Mediterranean diet also tied for top stop in the 'Best Diets for Healthy Eating' category will DASH ranked number 1 for the 'Best Heart-Healthy Diets'.

FDA Approves Oral Solution Formulation of Valsartan

By December 20, 2017

First approved oral liquid dosage form of the angiotensin II receptor blocker valsartan.

Iron Deficiency Treatment in a Heart Failure Patient

December 11, 2017

A women with a 30-year history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and an 8-year history of systolic dysfunction is hospitalized for congestion following a 5-day river cruise.

Tekturna Oral Pellets Approved to Treat Hypertension in Adults and Children

By November 20, 2017

Tekturna is indicated for the treatment of hypertension in adults and children 6 years of age and older, to lower blood pressure.

Methamphetamine Heart Failure May Present New Phenotype

November 15, 2017

"Clinicians are seeing more heart failure with meth use, suggesting heart failure due to methamphetamine use could be a new epidemic," said lead author, Marin Nishimura, MD, in a statement.

AHA/ACC: New Guidelines Redefine 'High Blood Pressure'

November 14, 2017

In 2013 the U.S. government asked the AHA and ACC to draft new guidelines for blood pressure management.

Routine Hypertension Monitoring May Be Necessary With Some Antipsychotics

By November 10, 2017

Antipsychotics used to treat disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychoses mainly involve D2 receptor antagonism and some newer agents target D4 antagonism.

Prexxartan Oral Solution Gets Tentative FDA Approval

By November 01, 2017

The FDA's final approval is pending the period of patent and/or exclusivity protection, and may not be made effective until the period has expired.

How a Preference for Spicy Foods May Lower Blood Pressure

November 01, 2017

Spicy food enjoyment enhanced sensitivity to salt and reduced salt preference. Salt intake and salt preference were correlated with the regional metabolic activity in the insula and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC).

FDA-Approved Spironolactone Oral Suspension Now Available

By October 30, 2017

First FDA-approved oral liquid dosage form of the potassium-sparing diuretic spironolactone.

Better Risk Factor Modification Strategies Needed for Optimal Stroke Prevention

October 12, 2017

Increases in prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking, and drug abuse in AIS

Sauna Bathing May Have Blood Pressure Benefits

By September 29, 2017

Compared to those who reported taking 1 sauna per week - using Cox regression analysis that adjusted for age, smoking, body mass index, and systolic blood pressure - the hazard ratio for incident hypertension in those reporting 2-3 and 4-7 sauna sessions was 0.76 (95% CI; 0.57 - 1.02) and 0.54 (95% CI; 0.32-0.91), respectively.

Post-Op Outcomes for Individualized vs. Standard Blood Pressure Tx

September 27, 2017

The researchers found that the primary outcome event occurred in 38.1 and 51.7% of patients assigned to the individualized treatment group and standard treatment strategy group, respectively.

Increased Med Use Over Time Seen in Older Patients of All BMI Classes

By September 22, 2017

Researchers aimed to determine whether the rise in prescription drug use over time varied by age and obesity status.

Multicomponent Intervention Evaluated as Uncontrolled HTN Treatment

September 20, 2017

The researchers found that from baseline to 18 months, there was a decrease of 19.3 and 12.7 mmHg in the intervention and usual-care groups, respectively.