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.
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.
Intensive control of blood pressure may extend survival by 4% to 9%, according to analysis of SPRINT data that will be presented at the AHA 2019 Scientific Sessions next week.
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 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.
The number of pregnant women who develop hypertension during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the U.S. since 1979, especially among black women, with advanced maternal age contributing to this upward trend, say researchers writing in Hypertension this month.
The rates for hypertension diagnosis, treatment and control are still falling short of goals despite awareness programs, researchers report.
ERADICATE-AF: Renal Artery Denervation Improves Results of Catheter Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation with Hypertension
SAN FRANCISCO--Study results reported at the 40th HRS Scientific Sessions showed at 1 year, more patients remained AF-free in the renal denervation/catheter ablation group than in the group receiving catheter ablation alone (71.4% vs 57.8%).
A new study suggests that amlodipine combined with hydrochlorothiazide or perindopril is more effective vs perindopril plus HCTZ for lowering blood pressure in black patients from sub-Saharan Africa.
Under what circumstance/s is it appropriate to initiate treatment for hypertension with a single drug (followed by titration, additional agents)?