COVID-19 Mortality Risk linked to Hypertension, But NOT ACE’s and ARBs

June 09, 2020

Hypertensive patients have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus COVID-19 compared to patients without high blood pressure, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal.  In addition, if the hypertension is untreated, the risk is greater.

Antihypertensives Ensure Longevity in the Elderly- Especially the Medically Frail

June 08, 2020

When antihypertensive medications are taken with regularity, life expectancy is increased says a new study published in the American Heart Association Journal Hypertension.

Hypertension During and After Exercise Predicts Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes

May 20, 2020

In a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers show that blood pressure changes during exercise can be an important predictor of future cardiovascular health.

Practice Guidelines Released by the International Society of Hypertension

May 06, 2020

Two journals have simultaneously published a set of international guidelines to help physicians around the world treat their hypertensive patients.

Vaping Increases Risk of Chronic Hypertension in Young, Healthy Nonsmokers

April 27, 2020

A group of researchers from Michigan Technological University have evidence that vaping raises heart rates and blood pressure in young, helathy, non-smoking individuals.

High Blood Pressure May Be Harming Your Brain While You Sleep

April 22, 2020

In healthy people, it's normal for blood pressure to drop during the night.  But in hypertensive patients, nighttime blood pressure sometimes doesn't drop, or even increases.  A new study published online in the journal Neurology, shows that those individuals may be more likely to have small areas in the brain that appear damaged from vascular disease and associated memory problems.

ACEi and ARBs Do Not Increase Risk of COVID-19 Infection Says European Society of Cardiology

March 18, 2020

Physicians and patients should continue treatment with their usual anti-hypertensive or diabetes management therapy, says the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).  There is no evidence that ACEi or ARBs, drugs which upregulate Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE), increase the risk of contracting COVID-19, the society said in a statement published March 13.

Early in Life Hypertension for Women May Signal Heart Disease Later in Life

January 22, 2020

Blood pressure irregularities start early for women and progress more rapidly than in men, eventually leading to cardiovascular disease later in life, researchers report in JAMA Cardiology.

Hot Yoga May Lower Blood Pressure

October 16, 2019

Hot yoga improved ambulatory blood pressure and reduced mental stress, a correlate of hypertension, in adults with elevated blood pressure and stage I hypertension, according to a study presented at AHA’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions held in New Orleans last month.

Local Heat Lowers Blood Pressure in Supine Hypertension

October 02, 2019

Local heat therapy applied overnight effectively lowers blood pressure in patients with both primary autonomic failure and nocturnal supine hypertension, according to a study presented at AHA’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.