Tag: blood pressure

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:...
1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, routine office systolic blood pressure readings were, on average, higher than automated office blood pressure readings. 2. Awake ambulatory blood pressure monitoring results were similar to automated office blood pressure monitoring. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Hypertension is a well-established cardiovascular risk factor...
1. In this retrospective cohort study of low-risk patients with mild hypertension, treatment of hypertension was not linked to any change in mortality or cardiovascular disease. 2. In this low-risk population, treatment of hypertension was associated with increased risk of therapy-related adverse events including hypotension, syncope, and electrolyte abnormalities. Evidence Rating...
1. Patients managed with intensive blood pressure reduction were found to have significantly greater decreases in kidney damage biomarkers compared to standard blood pressure management. 2. Higher levels of kidney damage biomarkers at baseline were associated with greater odds of developing chronic kidney disease. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Systolic...