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29-06-2014 | Metabolism | Article

Causal role proposed for vitamin D in blood pressure

The results of a mendelian randomisation analysis suggest a causal link between low levels of vitamin D and increased blood pressure.

22-06-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Functional status informs blood pressure risks in elderly

The functional status of elderly people modifies the association between their blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk, a study shows.

15-06-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Ambulatory blood pressure risk is age dependent

The risk associated with raised ambulatory blood pressure is modified by a patient’s age, research shows.

10-06-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Haemodynamic exercise variables 'important' for PAH prognostication

Exercise haemodynamic variables, measured shortly after diagnosis, correlate with exercise capacity and predict survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, study findings indicate.

09-06-2014 | Cardiology | Article

‘Real-world’ ambrisentan data unveiled

The use of and outcomes with ambrisentan in clinical practice are different to those in clinical trials, reflecting different patient characteristics in the “real world”, say researchers.

08-06-2014 | Cardiology | Article

BP history affects late-life brain pathology

The relationship between late-life blood pressure and damage to the brain is modified by midlife hypertension history, research shows.

05-06-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Prevalence of pulmonary arterial hypertension characterised in CHD patients

Pulmonary arterial hypertension affects just over 3% of individuals with congenital heart disease, reveal nationwide data from the Netherlands.

01-06-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Blood pressure has heterogeneous associations with cardiovascular diseases

The associations between blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are variable, reveals a large study that highlights the impact of angina and heart failure.

25-05-2014 | Cardiology | Article

JNC 8 blood pressure target for elderly queried

The systolic blood pressure of elderly people should be kept below 140 mmHg, say researchers who dispute the eighth Joint National Committee guidelines.

18-05-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Metabolic syndrome linked to BP variability

Blood pressure variability is increased in patients with the metabolic syndrome, shows an analysis of NHANES III data.

14-05-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Renal dysfunction affects NT-proBNP predictive thresholds in pulmonary hypertension

N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide remains a valid predictor in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension who have concomitant renal dysfunction, say researchers.

13-05-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Inotropic agents support epoprostenol initiation in severe PAH

Researchers have published a protocol for use of inotropic agents during initiation of epoprostenol therapy in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension.

12-05-2014 | Cardiology | Article

PAH risk factors identified for systemic sclerosis patients

Researchers have identified clinical features that could help predict which patients with systemic sclerosis are likely to go on to develop pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and therefore benefit most from early treatment.

11-05-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Ill effects of blood pressure variability disputed

The effect of visit-to-visit blood pressure variability on mortality may be partly caused by changes in average values over time, say researchers.

04-05-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Global risk assessment urged for hypertensive patients

Global risk assessment has a large impact on the risk stratification and therefore management of patients with hypertension, a study shows.

27-04-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Adherence optimises success of primary care hypertension programme

The value of a structured hypertension-treatment programme in primary care increases with increasing adherence to the programme, say researchers.

20-04-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Urine test separates nonadherent from treatment-resistant hypertensive patients

Researchers have used a urine test to show that about a quarter of patients with supposedly treatment-resistant hypertension are actually failing to take their medications as prescribed.

13-04-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Variability in SBP portends cognitive decline

Findings from the Ohasama study reveal an association between variability in home systolic blood pressure and cognitive decline.

06-04-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Interarm blood pressure measurement advised for diabetic patients

Initial blood pressure measurements in patients with diabetes should be taken from both arms, say researchers.

30-03-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Rigorous blood pressure control could halve recurrent stroke risk

Ensuring that the blood pressure of stroke survivors is controlled at least three-quarters of the time may halve their risk of a recurrence, shows a secondary analysis of the VISP trial.