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Blood Pressure Better Controlled with ‘MAP’ for Doctors | News Brief

A quality improvement program designed to better control hypertension in primary care practices notably improved hypertension control in six months, according to research presented today at the

New Strategies to Optimize and Slow Cardiovascular Aging | News Brief

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing older is the greatest — and most inevitable — risk factor for it. So

Heart Attack Risk 17-Times More Likely Following Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Respiratory infections can trigger a heart attack.

Hypertension Before the Age of 55 Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Death | News Brief

According to a new study, diagnosis of high blood pressure at an earlier age is associated with greater risk of cardiovascular death and signifies an inherited predisposition

‘Connshing Syndrome’ Named as a New Cause of High Blood Pressure | News Brief

A new cause of high blood pressure has been identified by researchers, which could lead to major changes in managing the disease, say authors of a new report.

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – AHA 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

New Study Finds Potential Breakthrough in Determining Who’s at Risk for Heart Attacks | News Brief

Findings of a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute may be a “game-changer” for determining who’s at risk of a heart attack, they say.

Comparing Strategies for Systolic Blood Pressure Control | News Brief

A lower SBP goal would reduce events more than a standard goal, but little data is available in which direct comparisons have been made. Studies have shown

Only 1 in 5 Patients Seeking Specialist for Resistant High Blood Pressure Take Meds as Prescribed | News Brief

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report. Only one in five patients seeking specialty care for hard-to-control high blood pressure (resistant hypertension) are taking all their prescribed

New App Helps Bring Patients Back to Life After Heart Stops | News Brief

A newly released app called the Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Mobile Application has helped save the lives of numerous patients whose hearts had stopped in a condition known

17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure | News Brief

‘Masked’ hypertension doesn’t show up in a doctor’s office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say. A new study suggests that 17 million American adults may have

Report Highlights National Trends in Heart Disease Treatments | News Brief

Data show registries are advancing effectiveness and safety of patient care. Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended threshold of 90

Personalized Treatment for Those in Blood Pressure ‘Gray Zone’ | News Brief

Using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure is just above normal or mild high blood pressure. The scans detect levels of

Maternal Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy May be Related to Babies’ Sex | News Brief

American Journal of Hypertension suggests blood pressure could determine if you will have a boy or girl. The possibility of predicting the sex of the baby in

Conference Highlights: AHA 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below

CME: Systolic Hypertension & Cardiovascular Mortality | Feature

A study has found that younger and middle-aged adults with isolated systolic hypertension have higher risks of death from heart disease than those with optimal blood pressure levels.

Systolic Hypertension & Cardiovascular Mortality | Feature

A study has found that younger and middle-aged adults with isolated systolic hypertension have higher risks of death from heart disease than those with optimal blood pressure levels.

Conference Highlights: ASH 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ASH 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, from May 13 to 17 in New York City. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Managing Hypertension in CAD | Feature

A scientific statement provides clinicians with up-to-date management strategies when treating patients with hypertension who also have coronary artery disease (CAD). The document also provides clarification on drug choices for treating hypertension in CAD.

The Current State of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension | Opinion Article

Researchers have examined national data on hospitalizations among pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension.

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