Explore the latest in hypertension, including the epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and long-term outcomes of high blood pressure.
This population-based cohort study evaluates whether ankle-brachial indices identified through electronic health records among community-dwelling patients with peripheral artery disease are associated with limb revascularization or amputation.
This cohort study uses electronic health record data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink database to examine the association between antihypertensive treatment prescriptions and all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and adverse events in low-risk patients with mild hypertension.
This study assesses the performance of the simplified American Academy of Pediatrics table vs the American Academy of Pediatrics guideline for screening children with elevated blood pressure.
This Viewpoint describes the Million Hearts initiative, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services program aimed at preventing 1 million acute cardiovascular (CV) events by improving key cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, and summarizes two 2018 CDC reports describing the burden of preventable CVD deaths and the slow rate of improving population-level measures of CV health.
A 65-year-old woman with prior RCA NSTEMI treated with PCI presents with home BP fluctuations from <120/80 mm Hg to 200/100 mm Hg and mean 24-hour ambulatory measures of <160/90 mm Hg. How do you interpret the results?
This cohort study investigates associations between blood pressure classifications defined by the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines in adults younger than 40 years and long-term CVD events including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke.
This population-based cohort study uses a national insurance database data to estimate long-term rates of cardiovascular disease among young Korean adults with elevated blood pressure and stage 1 and 2 hypertension defined by the 2017 ACC/AHA High Blood Pressure Clinical Practice Guideline.
This cohort study uses UK Whitehall II study data to characterize changes in cardiovascular risk factors over 10 years and associations between change in risk and incident cardiovascular events among people without baseline cardiovascular disease.
In this Viewpoint, Eugene Braunwald and coauthor characterize the global prevalence of hypertension as an epidemic and call for collaborative efforts on the part of physicians, other health professionals, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies to develop innovative strategies to manage it, including screening and intervention in nontraditional settings such as barbershops and grocery stores.
This Clinical Update summarizes the main approaches to out-of-office blood pressure monitoring—home monitoring and ambulatory monitoring and the benefits and challenges of each in the management of hypertension.
This JAMA Patient Page describes reasons for blood pressure self-monitoring and the steps involved in the procedure.
This Viewpoint argues for incorporating home blood pressure monitoring measures in primary care pay-for-performance (P4P) quality reporting.
This Viewpoint compares and contrasts recommendations in the 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension (ESC/ESH) and 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) blood pressure (BP) guidelines, focusing on definitions of high BP, treatment targets, and BP management for CKD and at older ages.
This cohort study uses drug benefit claims data in Ontario, Canada, to estimate the frequency of and variation in prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use among high-risk patients with musculoskeletal disorders and hypertension, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease (CKD) and identifies characteristics associated with prescription NSAID use and its potential association with short-term, safety-related outcomes.
This Clinical Guidelines Synopsis describes the updates and recommendations in the 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.
This cohort study of black and white adults investigates demographic, physical, and lifestyle factors that might account for differences in incidence of hypertension in black vs white US adults.
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