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Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women's long-term cardiovascular health
Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study. (2017-08-18)

Hard-to-treat hypertension may jeopardize sleep apnea patients' heart health
In a study of patients with hypertension, those with resistant hypertension -- meaning that their blood pressure remained elevated despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of different classes -- had a higher rate of sleep apnea (9.6 percent) than those without resistant hypertension (7.2 percent). (2016-07-18)

International Society of Hypertension release global practice guidelines
High blood pressure (hypertension) is the leading cause of death in the world affecting more than 1.4 billion people and accounting for more than 28,000 deaths each day. Today, the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) has released the 'ISH 2020 Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines' to help reduce the burden of this significant health threat affecting people from every country and socio-economic group. (2020-05-06)

Children with high blood pressure more likely to have learning disabilities
Children who have hypertension are much more likely to have learning disabilities than children with normal blood pressure, according to a new University of Rochester Medical Center study published this week in the journal, Pediatrics. In fact, when variables such as socioeconomic levels are evened out, children with hypertension were four times more likely to have cognitive problems. (2010-11-09)

Psoriasis linked with need for cardiovascular interventions in patients with hypertension
Psoriasis is linked with increased risks of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but its effect on the course of cardiovascular disease remains unknown. (2018-10-17)

Sleeping pill use linked to greater need for blood pressure medications
In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time. (2019-04-03)

Home blood pressure monitoring improves control
Patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) who monitor their blood pressure at home have better control of their condition, according to a new study available on (2004-06-10)

Hypertensive kids more likely to have learning/attention problems
Children who have high blood pressure are more likely to have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children who are not hypertensive, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center presented at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting. (2009-05-04)

Vanderbilt study finds hypertension-related visits to emergency rooms on rise in US
The number and percentage of patients treated at emergency departments for hypertension are on the rise across the United States, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published recently in the American Journal of Cardiology. (2015-12-21)

High blood pressure puts 1 in 4 Nigerians at risk, study says
High blood pressure -- already a massive hidden killer in Nigeria -- is set to sharply rise as the country adopts western lifestyles, a University of Edinburgh study suggests. (2014-11-12)

An intricate interaction: dietary fatty acid intake influences hypertension risk
Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Here, the relationship between dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids and hypertension, using blood pressure measurement and a diet history questionnaire. A Kanazawa University research team found that increased dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids positively impacted hypertension, but that this benefit was limited to individuals without impaired glucose tolerance. (2019-02-20)

Skimmed milk reduces the risk of hypertension by 50 percent
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is the peer-reviewed journal of international reference in the field of nutrition. In the November issue, it published an article which demonstrated that non-fat milk products can reduce the risk of hypertension by 50 percent, while nevertheless there is no appreciable connection between that disease and the consumption of whole milk. (2005-11-30)

Two new studies on the connection between hypertension and cognitive decline
With the number of individuals affected by cognitive decline expected to rise over the next few decades, investigating its potential causes is of major public health interest. Two new studies published today in the American Journal of Hypertension delve into the connection between hypertension and cognitive decline. (2015-07-02)

Symposia shed light on hypertension treatment, disparities
About 1 billion people around the world suffer from hypertension. The molecular mechanisms of this disease, its diagnosis and treatment will be the focus of a lecture series at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The talks will take place from Monday, May 26, through Wednesday, April 28, in room 304C of the Anaheim Convention Center. (2010-04-22)

High blood pressure in early pregnancy raises risk of birth defects, irrespective of medication
Women with high blood pressure (hypertension) in the early stages of pregnancy are more likely to have babies with birth defects, irrespective of commonly prescribed medicines for their condition, finds new research published on bmj.com today. (2011-10-18)

FDA approves Bystolic, a novel beta blocker
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Bystolic (nebivolol) for the treatment of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Bystolic works differently than many older beta blockers in that it is preferentially beta 1 selective at doses less than or equal to 10 mg, meaning it selectively blocks the effects of adrenaline at the heart. In addition, Bystolic vasodilates -- or widens and expands -- the blood vessels. (2007-12-18)

Enzyme may create new approach to hypertension therapy
New research from Northwestern University has found that an alternative therapy may be possible for treating some types of hypertension using an enzyme called ACE2. (2009-12-16)

Scientists pump genome for hypertension genes
If you have high blood pressure, try to relax: help is on the way. In the April issue of Genome Research, Howard Jacob and colleagues (Medical College of Wisconsin) launch a genome- wide assault to locate the genes involved in human hypertension. (2000-04-23)

Hypertension not so simple
A recently published editorial in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, (2012-09-25)

Resistant hypertension: A review for physicians
A new review article on resistant hypertension, which affects about one in 10 people with high blood pressure, is aimed at helping physicians assess and manage patients with the condition. The review, published in CMAJ includes information on emerging therapies for the condition. (2014-08-18)

Parents' high blood pressure associated with increased risk of hypertension throughout life in men
Individuals who have one or two parents with hypertension appear to have a significantly increased risk of developing elevated blood pressure throughout their adult lives, according to a report in the March 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-03-24)

Cumulative doses of oral steroids linked to increased blood pressure
Cumulative doses of oral steroids in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with increased hypertension (blood pressure) for those who take them regularly, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-03-23)

Older women who suffer from tooth loss more likely to develop high blood pressure
Women who experienced loss of all teeth had approximately 20 percent higher risk of developing hypertension during follow-up compared to women who still had natural teeth. (2018-12-05)

Offspring may have higher risk for developing HBP if their parents had HBP before
If your parents were diagnosed with high blood pressure before age 55, you may be at higher risk for developing high blood pressure than if they developed hypertension at a later age, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016. (2016-11-14)

Yale scientists identify genetic form of hypertension in pregnant women
A Yale research team led by Richard P. Lifton, M.D., professor of genetics, medicine, and molecular biophysics and biochemistry, has identified the molecular cause of an inherited form of hypertension in pregnant women. (2000-07-06)

Bariatric surgery linked to reduced blood pressure at 18 months after surgery
The prevalence of hypertension (high blood pressure) appears to decline and remain low after bariatric surgery, and blood pressure drops the most among patients who had untreated hypertension before the procedure, according to a study in the March issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-03-20)

Get excess salt out of our diet
Added salt in our diets is unnecessary and contributes to health problems such as hypertension and strokes, write Dr. Ken Flegel and Dr. Peter Magner and the CMAJ editorial team. (2009-02-02)

Uncontrolled hypertension highest among patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis
Patients with moderate and severe psoriasis have the greatest likelihood of uncontrolled hypertension compared to patients without psoriasis. (2014-10-15)

Study: Hypertension going untreated in US Hispanic community
There is a significant deficit in recognition and control of hypertension in the Hispanic population of the United States, according to a new study published in American Journal of Hypertension. (2014-03-13)

Researchers seek clues to high blood pressure's origins, impacts
How high blood pressure develops and the effects it has on the body are the focus of a two-part study underway at Penn State and Johns Hopkins University that will look at hypertension in the human body and in the laboratory. (2009-09-16)

Higher folate intake associated with decreased risk of hypertension in women
The researchers found that younger women who consumed at least 1,000 micrograms a day of total folate (dietary plus supplemental) had a 46 percent decreased risk of hypertension, compared with those who consumed less than 200 micrograms a day of total folate. Older women with high total folate intake also had a 18 percent reduced risk of hypertension. (2005-01-18)

Study: Insomnia linked to hypertension
People with insomnia may now have one more thing to keep them up at night: an increased likelihood of developing hypertension, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study will be presented Tuesday, June 12, at the Sleep 2012 Conference in Boston. (2012-06-06)

Time for a check-up on high blood pressure management
DALLAS, April 20 - Doctors need to re-think their approach to dealing with high blood pressure, a prominent hypertension specialist asserts in an editorial in the April issue of Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2001-04-19)

No link found between caffeine intake and development of hypertension in women
Habitual coffee drinking is not associated with an increased risk of hypertension in women, although an association was found with the consumption of sugared or diet colas, according to a study in the November 9 issue of JAMA. (2005-11-08)

Understanding hypertension in African Americans proves elusive
Exercise cannot reduce a sodium-retaining hormone, aldosterone, in African Americans known to potentially cause hypertension. (2007-08-16)

Depression and hypertension linked, but not directly
People who believe they have high blood pressure are more likely to suffer from depression, even if their hypertension doesn't show up on clinical tests, according to a new study in the September issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. Depression and hypertension share many common risk factors, such as stress, poverty and ethnicity. (2001-09-24)

New guidelines for treating resistant hypertension
Resistant hypertension, blood pressure that remains above goal despite taking three antihypertensive medications or high blood pressure that is controlled but requires four or more medications to do so, may benefit from specialized diagnostic and therapeutic treatment by health care providers according to guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and co-authored by UAB physicians. (2008-06-06)

Study says women's health much more at risk from sleep deprivation
New research led by researchers at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick reveals that women's health is much more at risk from sleep deprivation than men's. (2007-09-07)

Women with pre-eclampsia are at higher risk of complications following childbirth
Women with pre-eclampsia are at a higher risk of complications following delivery and should continue to be monitored for up to 72 hours, suggests a new review published today (11/01/13) in The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. (2013-01-10)

When blood pressure refuses to go down
Five to 15 percent of all patients with hypertension fail to respond to drug treatment. However, a range of treatment options are now available in these cases. Alongside the established measures stand new and promising interventions such as renal sympathetic denervation. Felix Mahfoud, Frank Himmel and their co-authors present the current treatment strategies for resistant arterial hypertension in the latest issue of Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International. (2011-11-11)

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