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Personalized screening early in pregnancy may improve preeclampsia detection

Written by | 8 May 2024

A new screening algorithm for preeclampsia combining maternal history, ultrasound data and several tests for blood markers may better predict the majority of preeclampsia cases in the first… read more.

New weight loss medication may help lower blood pressure in adults with obesity

Written by | 5 Feb 2024

The new weight loss medication tirzepatide significantly lowered the systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) for nearly 500 adults with obesity who took… read more.

FDA approves Symplicity Spyral renal denervation (RDN) system for treatment of hypertension – Medtronic

Written by | 26 Nov 2023

Medtronic plc announced that the FDA has approved the Symplicity Spyral renal denervation (RDN) system, also known as the Symplicity blood pressure procedure, for the treatment of hypertension…. read more.

Expanding pharmacists’ role for patients with hypertension could prevent 15 million heart attacks and save $1.1 trillion over 30 years, VCU-led study finds

Written by | 7 Nov 2023

If pharmacists had a larger role in prescribing medications to control blood pressure, they could prevent more than 15 million heart attacks, nearly 8 million strokes and more… read more.

Commonly prescribed hypertension drug, amlodipine, not actually dangerous

Written by | 14 Oct 2023

A new paper in the journal Function, published by Oxford Univetrsity Press, finds that a widely prescribed drug for treating hypertension, amlodipine, is not dangerous for patients, despite recent concerns… read more.

COVID-19 may trigger new-onset high blood pressure

Written by | 23 Aug 2023

An analysis of electronic medical records for more than 45,000 people found that COVID-19 infection was significantly associated with the development of high blood pressure, according to new… read more.

Strength training reduces BP when practiced with moderate to vigorous intensity two or three times a week

Written by | 9 Apr 2023

Strength training practiced with moderate to vigorous intensity two or three times a week is an effective way to mitigate arterial hypertension (high blood pressure), according to a… read more.

Patients with high blood pressure who partnered with community health workers more likely to achieve blood pressure control

Written by | 27 Feb 2023

Patients with hypertension paired with a community health worker (CHW) through their primary care practice were more than three and a half times as likely to achieve blood… read more.

Two coffees a day doubles cardio mortality in people with severe hypertension

Written by | 21 Jan 2023

Consumption of two or more cups of coffee a day doubles the risk of death from cardiovascular disease among people with severe high blood pressure (160/100 mm Hg… read more.

Two drugs are the same in preventing major cardiovascular events in hypertension

Written by | 31 Dec 2022

Investigators from a large USA Veterans Administration study report that chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide are equally effective in preventing major cardiovascular events in patients with hypertension. The findings were… read more.

Limited postpartum follow-up may miss high blood pressure in 1 in 10 new moms

Written by | 23 Nov 2022

In an analysis of more than 2,400 women, about 1 in 10 without a history of blood pressure issues were diagnosed with high blood pressure in the year… read more.

New drug can successfully treat patients typically resistant to high blood pressure treatment

Written by | 11 Nov 2022

A new drug called Baxdrostat has been shown to significantly reduce high blood pressure (hypertension) in patients who may not respond to current treatments for the condition, according… read more.

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