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24-05-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

Urinary sodium excretion study attracts controversy

A pooled analysis in The Lancet showing a U-shaped association between urinary sodium excretion and cardiovascular disease has drawn criticism.

20-05-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

SPRINT supports stringent BP goals for elderly

Analysis of SPRINT participants older than 75 years shows that they too benefitted from an intensive blood pressure target of 120 mmHg.

17-05-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

Antihypertensive initiation, intensification linked to raised short-term fall risk

Older patients initiating or intensifying antihypertensive medication have a short-term increased risk of sustaining a serious fall injury, US study findings indicate.

16-05-2016 | Hypertension | News | Article

High or rapidly rising BP poses greatest stroke, mortality risk

Findings from the Rotterdam study show how the trajectories of people’s blood pressure in mid to late life have varying effects on their risk of having a stroke or dying.

21-01-2016 | Endocrinology | News | Article

Parathyroid hormone may mediate antihypertensive fracture risk

medwireNews: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may be elevated by use of some antihypertensive agents but reduced by others, analysis of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) suggests. The ...

28-09-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Targeted treatments may improve idiopathic PAH survival

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension may live longer if they are given targeted treatments than if they receive conventional management, researchers suggest.

28-09-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Cardiac arrhythmias pose risk in pulmonary hypertension patients

Supraventricular arrhythmias are common and usually cause clinical deterioration in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, a study shows.

28-09-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Noninvasive diagnosis ‘reliable’ for pulmonary hypertension diagnosis

Doppler echocardiography has good accuracy relative to right heart catheterisation for detecting pulmonary hypertension, shows a large study.

21-09-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Metabolic abnormalities predict severe hypertension

Components of the metabolic syndrome, as well as a family history of hypertension, identify people at risk of developing severe hypertension, say researchers.

14-09-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Age confounds relationship between ambulatory and office BP

The relationship between ambulatory and office blood pressure varies with age, with the likelihood of white-coat hypertension increasing as people get older, a study shows.

07-09-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Morning hypertension unmasked as risk factor for cardiovascular events

Patients on antihypertensive medication who have high blood pressure in the morning, as measured with home monitoring kits, are at increased risk of cardiovascular events, even if their clinic measurement is acceptable, researchers have found.

31-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Blood pressure self-management suitable for high-risk patients

Patients with hypertension and high cardiovascular risk can successfully monitor and titrate their own antihypertensive medication, shows research published in JAMA.

24-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Risk-based treatment approach should be considered for patients with hypertension

Blood pressure-lowering treatment should target patients at greatest cardiovascular risk and not just those with the highest baseline levels, suggest findings of a meta-analysis.

17-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Meta-analysis shows blood pressure variability and mortality link

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies investigating the link between visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality has revealed a modest, but significant, association.

13-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Mortality predictors REVEALed for PAH in systemic sclerosis

Elderly men and patients with low baseline systolic blood pressure are among those at a particularly high risk of death from pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with systemic sclerosis, a US study has found.

13-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Speckle tracking data shows promise in right ventricular assessment

Patients with pulmonary hypertension have reduced right ventricular strain and more dyssynchronous ventricles than healthy individuals, show results of a three-dimensional speckle tracking study.

10-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Midlife hypertension link to later-life cognitive decline strengthened

Analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study cohort supports an association between elevated blood pressure in midlife and increased cognitive decline in older age.

03-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Hypertension control may ward off renal damage in diabetics

Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of renal damage in patients with Type 2 diabetes, especially if they have poor glycaemic control, study findings suggest.

27-07-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Probiotics have ‘modest’ effect on blood pressure

The consumption of probiotics may help to reduce blood pressure, say the authors of a meta-analysis.

20-07-2014 | Cardiology | Article

BP variability may be ‘CV risk integrator’

Increased variability in blood pressure may be an indicator of overall cardiovascular risk rather than being a risk factor per se, suggest researchers.