17-08-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article
BP variability increases CVD risk over and above the mean
Long-term variability in blood pressure, measured in the clinic, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease events and mortality, regardless of mean blood pressure, results of a systematic review and meta-analysis show.
BMJ 2016; 354: i4098
09-08-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article
Disparities in global hypertension rates widening
Nearly one-third of the world’s adult population had hypertension in 2010, with prevalence higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries for the first time in history, researchers report.
Circulation 2016; 134: 441–450
13-06-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article
‘Hypertensive urgency’ may cause unnecessary alarm
Patients with a very high blood pressure reading in the absence of other symptoms are highly unlikely to have a major adverse cardiovascular event within the next 6 months, researchers report.
JAMA Intern Med 2016; Advance online publication
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