Hypertension

New Report Highlights National COVID-19 Patient Characteristics

July 15, 2020

Article

Chronic kidney disease and kidney failure represent the most common comorbidities for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infections.

Use of ACE Inhibitors/ARBs Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

July 06, 2020

Article

An analysis of more than 180k patients in Hong Kong indicated use of the antihypertensive medications was associated with 22% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Facing Discrimination Could Increase Hypertension Risk in African Americans

July 01, 2020

Article

New analysis of the Jackson Heart Study found experiencing a greater amount of discrimination could increase risk of hypertension in African Americans.

Preterm Deliveries Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease

June 30, 2020

Article

A new analysis of more than 47 million person-years of data indicates women who delivered a baby preterm were at a greater risk of developing ischemic heart disease.

Blood Pressure at Young Age Can Predict Ophthalmic Issues

June 29, 2020

Article

A new analysis of more than 260 children is shedding light on associations between blood pressure and ophthalmic issues later in life.

Sirimon Reutrakul, MD: Using CPAP for Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

June 15, 2020

Article

Sirimon Reutrakul, MD, discusses what providers should do based on the findings of a new study presented at ADA 2020.

Using Antihypertensive Medications Could Prevent Dementia, Cognitive Decline

May 26, 2020

Article

A new analysis of 12 randomized clinical trials is shedding more definitive light on the impact of antihypertensive agents on risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

Text Message Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Medication Adherence

May 26, 2020

Article

The intervention is effective, feasible, and acceptable among patients with hypertension.

Increased Blood Pressure During Exercise Could Predict Risk of CVD, Death

May 20, 2020

Article

New research suggests BP during and after exercise could indicate increased risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and mortality.

Women Receive Less Recommended Medications at Primary Care Provider than Men

May 20, 2020

Article

A new meta-analysis finds women are less likely to receive ACE inhibitors, statins, and other recommended CV medications than their male counterparts.

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