Tag: hypertension control

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. Screening for hypertension using office-based blood pressure measurement (OBPM) resulted in major accuracy limitations, including misdiagnosis when compared with the current reference standard of ambulatory blood pressure measurement (ABPM). 2. Although hypertension screening is standard practice due to robust evidence linking asymptomatic treatment to improved cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes,...
1. In a meta-analysis of randomized trials evaluating blood pressure control in patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), more intensive blood pressure lowering was associated with reduction in all-cause mortality. 2. In sensitivity analysis, trials demonstrating a greater blood pressure reduction were associated with greater reductions in all-cause...
Image: PD  1. Less than 50% of patients with hypertension worldwide are aware of their diagnosis. 2. Lowest rates of hypertension control associated with low economic status and limited education. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Hypertension remains the leading cause of cardiovascular disease in the world, resulting in millions of preventable...