The American Thoracic Society recently released clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for death from pulmonary hypertension.
18 Mar 2014
Adding an antihypertensive to existing regimens associated with greater BP reduction than maximizing dose, with some caveats in adherence
A retrospective study of older veterans with hypertension found that while adding a medication reduced systolic blood pressure by an extra point, patients who received a dose increase instead of a new drug were more likely to maintain the regimen.
5 Oct 2021
Million Hearts® began a competitive challenge called The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge to identify practices, physicians and health systems that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in controlling hypertension.
20 Aug 2013
Study finds masked and white coat hypertension prevalent and associated with higher risk of adverse cardiovascular events
Both white coat hypertension and masked hypertension were independently associated with increased biomarkers for organ damage, as well as higher risk of cardiovascular events compared with normal blood pressure, even after adjustment for traditional cardiovascular risk factors.
10 Nov 2015
The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recent science advisory on control of hypertension.
26 Nov 2013
Statin treatment reduced cardiovascular events more than hypertension drugs in intermediate-risk patients, study finds
An accompanying editorial said that the results of this trial support the benefits of statins for primary prevention and a risk-based approach to prescribing, rather than one based on LDL levels.
5 Apr 2016
Fully implementing recent hypertension guidelines for adults ages 35 to 74 could potentially prevent about 56,000 cardiovascular events and 13,000 deaths annually, while saving money, a study found.
3 Feb 2015
A 60-year-old woman comes to the office to discuss the best strategy to prevent cognitive impairment. After a physical exam and cognitive screening testing, what is the most effective preventive measure?
16 Nov 2021
Researchers used large international databases to compare outcomes among patients who initiated hypertension therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors versus angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and concluded that ARBs should be preferred.
3 Aug 2021
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is as high as 40% to 80% in patients with hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or stroke, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
29 Jun 2021