Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Raise Long-Term CVD Risk by 63%

May 11, 2022

After adjustment for known cardiovascular risk factors, investigators found women with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, including preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, during their first pregnancy had a 63% greater risk of future cardiovascular disease compared to women with normotensive pregnancies.

APOL1 Testing Can Spur Improved Blood Pressure Control in African Americans with Hypertension

March 08, 2022

A randomized trial comparing the effects of immediate testing and disclosure versus delayed testing, results suggest disclosing results of APOL1 testing led to reductions in blood pressure and meaningful lifestyle changes among patients with hypertension.

Hospitalizations for Hypertension Increasing in the US

January 27, 2022

An analysis of the National Inpatient Sample suggests the rates of hospitalization for hypertension crises increased from 2002 to 2015, but the rate of in-hospital death during these crises decreased during the same period.

NT-proBNP in Early Pregnancy Can Predict HDP, Future Hypertension Risk

January 20, 2022

A recent analysis of data from more than 4000 women suggests higher NT-proBNP concentrations during early pregnancy were associated with a 19% reduction in risk of HDP and a 16% reduction in risk of hypertension 2-7 years after delivery.