Class of blood pressure drugs cuts aneurysm risk in hypertension by 18 percent: study
Jun 06, 2022
The use of RAAS inhibitors may reduce the odds of brain aneurysm rupture by an estimated 18% in people with high blood pressure, according to a new study across 20 medical centers.
Hypertension, CHD risk up with history of allergic disorders
Apr 12, 2022
Risk for hypertension highest for those age 18 to 57 years; CHD risk highest for those aged 39 to 57 years, men, Blacks
One-size-fits-all blood pressure cuff approach may lead to inaccurate diagnoses
Mar 02, 2022
Overestimation of blood pressure due to a too-small cuff size misclassified 39% of study participants as hypertensive, investigators report.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Dec. 14
Dec 14, 2021
COVID-19 has killed 1 in 100 older adults in the U.S. … Blood pressure levels among U.S. adults has increased amid pandemic: study … Changes in immune system agent may be key to treating recurrent...
Hypertension may increase risk for late-onset epilepsy
Nov 17, 2021
After adjustment for prevalent and interim stroke, risk for developing epilepsy increased almost twofold
Mobile tech program helps adults control high blood pressure
Oct 19, 2021
Greater engagement with self-management program linked to lower systolic BP over time, lower risk for very high BP
FDA reduces recommended salt levels in Americans’ food
Oct 13, 2021
The new, voluntary guideline aims to reduce average sodium intake from 3,400 to 3,000 mg per day in the next 2.5 years
Treat nighttime BP swings to cut diabetes mortality risk, 21-year study suggests
Sep 28, 2021
Abnormal nighttime blood pressure dips can double the odds of death for patients with diabetes, a long-term study has found. Clinicians should regularly look for and treat the problem, investigators say.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 24
Sep 24, 2021
Hypertension kick-starts vascular dementia in mid-age, but some brains fight back, study finds … Expansion drove thousands of new Medicaid patients to nursing homes, but do they belong? … Sleep apnea...
Urinary stress hormone levels linked to incident hypertension
Sep 13, 2021
Risk for incident hypertension increased per doubling of norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, cortisol during median 6.5 years