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14-04-2022 | Diabetes | News | Article

Retinal microvascular damage evident before type 2 diabetes diagnosis

People with hypertension and prediabetes have significantly lower capillary density in the foveal retinal region, indicating microvascular damage, than those with hypertension but normal glucose metabolism, say researchers.

01-09-2021 | Diabetes | News | Article

Telmisartan linked to reduced dementia risk in people with type 2 diabetes, hypertension

Study results suggest that telmisartan use in people with concomitant type 2 diabetes and hypertension is associated with a lower incidence of dementia and ischemic stroke compared with the use of other angiotensin receptor blockers.

27-09-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Continuous NSAID use linked to hypertension risk in ankylosing spondylitis

Individuals with ankylosing spondylitis who continually use NSAIDs have an increased risk for hypertension relative to those who use the drugs less frequently, study findings indicate.

23-07-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Low IGF1 levels predict CV risk in RA patients

Low levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 are associated with increased rates of cardiovascular events among women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers report.

30-08-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Ibuprofen associated with elevated blood pressure in patients with arthritis

Patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis who take ibuprofen are more likely to experience an increase in systolic blood pressure than those taking celecoxib, results of the PRECISION-ABPM study suggest.

01-03-2017 | Arrhythmia | News | Article

No reduction in AF recurrence with aggressive blood pressure treatment

Reducing target blood pressure does not decrease the incidence of recurrent arrhythmia among patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, results of a randomized trial suggest.

13-02-2017 | Hypertension | News | Article

Quarter-dose quadpill a promising antihypertensive approach

A pilot randomized crossover trial suggests that giving patients a single pill composed of four antihypertensives at a quarter of their usual dose is a promising means of controlling blood pressure.

11-01-2017 | Hypertension | News | Article

Global increase in elevated systolic blood pressure and associated deaths

The number of people with elevated systolic blood pressure and the number of associated deaths have “increased substantially” in the past 25 years, results from the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 study suggest.

13-12-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

Clinic blood pressure underestimates ambulatory blood pressure

Researchers report that ambulatory blood pressure is higher than clinic BP in healthy employed people, in contrast to “a widely held belief.”

18-11-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

Substantial burden of high blood pressure in low- and middle-income countries

The number of people living with high blood pressure has almost doubled worldwide over the past 4 decades, with the biggest rise in low- and middle-income countries, according to an analysis of data from 19.1 million people.

07-09-2016 | Coronary heart disease | News | Article

Cautious antihypertensive approach advised for CHD patients

Analysis of the CLARIFY registry shows a J-shaped curve between blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with established coronary heart disease.

06-09-2016 | Coronary heart disease | News | Article

Low DBP warns of cardiac damage in hypertensive patients

Research shows that low diastolic blood pressure is a marker of subclinical cardiac damage and increased coronary heart disease risk, particularly in patients with relatively high systolic blood pressure.

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.

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.

05-08-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

Optimal BP range proposed for aortic stenosis patients

Analysis of the SEAS study participants pinpoints the blood pressure range that physicians should target for best outcomes in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis.

18-07-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

Expanded INTERSTROKE confirms global hypertension impact

Hypertension accounts for around half of all strokes in all regions of the world, show the results of the second phase of INTERSTROKE.

30-06-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

BP effects on vasculature begin below hypertensive threshold

Higher systolic blood pressure is associated with increased carotid intima-media thickness even within the normotensive range, research shows.

28-06-2016 | Arrhythmia | News | Article

Pharmacotherapy reduces conduction system disease risk

Lisinopril therapy significantly reduces incident conduction system disease, indicates a post-hoc analysis of ALLHAT data.

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.

31-05-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

Antihypertensive adherence may only partly explain BP variability

Study findings strengthen the suggestion that visit-to-visit variability in blood pressure is at least partly accounted for by patients’ adherence or otherwise to their antihypertensive medication.