Top News: #Hypertension

Here are the top read news for #hypertension:


hypertensionAggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Lowers Death Risk, Study Says:

In a finding that may upend conventional wisdom about treating hypertension, scientists with the National Institutes of Health said that aggressive reduction of blood pressure to levels under current targets can significantly reduce rates of cardiovascular disease and death in hypertension patients. Read more


A man is about to enter an MRI machine.New imaging technique reveals early brain damage caused by hypertension:

A new study has demonstrated that an advanced form of imaging can show brain damage caused by high blood pressure before any clear symptoms of damage become visible. Read more


How to get blood pressure down to 120:

Doctors have long known that systolic blood pressure below 120 was considered normal and meant a lower risk of heart disease and kidney problems. But they would often only treat patients if that top number crept above 140, the threshold for officially having high blood pressure. Read more

[A man having his blood pressure checked]High blood pressure ‘greatest risk factor for global death,’ study finds:

A new global study has identified high blood pressure, smoking and high body mass index as the top three avoidable risk factors for death and disease among adults worldwide. Among children under 5, undernutrition remains the leading avoidable risk factor. Read more

Common hypertension drugs worsen cardiovascular outcomes:

Drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks and strokes, are associated with significantly worse cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive African Americans compared to whites, according to a new comparative effectiveness research study led by researchers in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. Read more