Tag: blood pressure

1. Children in whom pediatric obstructive sleep apnea persisted through developmental stages had a nearly three-fold increased odds of developing hypertension as adolescents. 2. Obstructive sleep apnea should be screened in children and early interventions should be offered to young patients in order to prevent future cardiovascular consequences. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Regardless of cardiovascular disease history and baseline blood pressure, a 5 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure reduced relative risk of major cardiovascular events by 10%. 2. These findings support considering antihypertensive medications for patients with increased cardiovascular risk, even those who are normotensive at baseline.  Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. A 6% risk reduction for developing hypertension was associated with a 1-point improvement in Life’s Simple 7 score, a metric for cardiovascular health. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Hypertension is a condition that affects roughly half of the adult US population, and is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
1. Workplace wellness programs and health promotion may be an effective addition to standardized management of hypertension to improve health outcomes of employees. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Globally, it is estimated that roughly a quarter of the World’s population has hypertension. Despite appropriate blood pressure (BP) control being a priority given...
1. Large variations in blood pressure, including large rises and falls in blood pressure, over a period of years is associated with an increased long-term risk of dementia. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Dementia is highly prevalent affecting in the elderly, and represents a major burden to the healthcare system given...
1. In this analysis of data from a prospective cohort of young adults, increased mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) and variability in SBP measurements were both linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. 2. Variability in SBP measurement was also associated with an increased risk of...
1. In this prospective cohort study, higher 24-hour and nighttime blood pressure measurements were significantly associated with greater risks of death and a composite cardiovascular (CV) outcome. 2. 24-hour and nighttime blood pressure may be considered optimal measurements for estimating CV risk however, there was only a very modest improvement...
1. In this large, retrospective cohort study of veteran’s health administration (VHA) hospitals, males admitted to the hospital for non-cardiac reasons who had an intensification of their antihypertensive regimen before discharge had an increased risk of readmission and serious adverse events. 2. There was no difference in cardiac events or...
1. In this prospective cohort study, higher 24-hour and nighttime blood pressure measurements were significantly associated with greater risks of death and a composite cardiovascular (CV) outcome. 2. 24-hour and nighttime blood pressure may be considered optimal measurements for estimating CV risk however, there was only a very modest improvement...
1. Black African patients with hypertension randomized to multiple two-drug combinations experienced greater blood pressure control when treated with amlodipine plus either hydrochlorothiazide or perindopril compared to those treated with perindopril plus hydrochlorothiazide. 2. Adverse event rates were similar in all three treatment groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)   Study Rundown:...