Adults with a history of allergic disorders have an increased likelihood of hypertension and coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study presented at a joint meeting of the American College of Cardiology and the Korean Society of Cardiology. Yang Guo, PhD, and colleagues examined cardiovascular risk among patients with allergic disorders. The allergic group was classified as adults with at least one allergic disorder. A total of 34,417 adults were enrolled, 29.2% of whom were in the allergic group. History of allergic disorders was associated with increased odds of hypertension and CHD (ORs, 1.45 and 1.48, respectively). In a subgroup analysis by demographic factors, risk for hypertension was higher for those aged 18-57 with a history of allergic disorders, while a higher risk was seen for CHD among those aged 39-57, men, and Black individuals. Asthma contributed most to the risk for hypertension and CHD (ORs, 1.64 and 1.42, respectively).