Search Tag: blood pressure

Cardiology Management

2024 06 Jun

  People with high blood pressure have an increased risk of cognitive impairment, including dementia. However, a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine indicates that participating in physical activity more than once a week can reduce this risk. The findings are published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.    The researchers...Read more

ICU Management

2024 25 Apr

The treatment of critically ill and perioperative patients often involves targeting blood pressure as a cornerstone of haemodynamic management. Current guidelines suggest maintaining high blood pressure targets for these patients based on observational studies linking hypotensive events to adverse outcomes. However, these recommendations are not based...Read more

ICU Management

2023 30 Nov

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) carries a high disease-specific burden. Epide­miological studies have observed a reduction in the incidence of SAH from 1990 to 2019. However, the same trend was not observed for intrahospital mortality. Several studies focusing on the evaluation of SAH management across the world have shown a high heterogeneity in...Read more

Health Management

2022 23 Dec

James Frith is a consultant physician and geriatrician in Newcastle, England. He is also a researcher at the Newcastle University. His academic interests focus on orthostatic hypotension, in particular, the non-drug treatments of orthostatic hypotension that significantly overlap with falls and syncope. HealthManagement. org spoke to Dr Frith on the...Read more

Health Management

2022 08 Jul

An overview of the application of AI (artificial intelligence)-enabled systems in telemedicine and the Comarch healthcare strategy to develop building blocks of this new care system. Key Points The management of chronic disease and geriatric disorders  is one of the biggest challenges for healthcare systems. Telemedicine...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 12 Apr

In the world’s largest international prospective cardiovascular disease study, five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century.  The study, conducted by the International Childhood Cardiovascular Consortium (i3C) including researchers from the Murdoch...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 01 Feb

The   number of people hospitalised for a hypertensive crisis has more than doubled from 2002 to 2014, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators. The increase occurred during a period when some studies reported overall progress in blood pressure control and a decline in related cardiovascular events in the U.S. The findings are published in the ...Read more

Cardiology Management

2021 17 May

Today, May 17, is World Hypertension Day . The theme this year is Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.   World Hypertension Day aims to help combat low awareness rates, especially in low- and middle-income areas, and promote a greater understanding of accurate blood pressure measurement methods.   This year's theme...Read more

Cardiology Management

2020 09 Nov

People who experience  high blood pressure  while sleeping are more likely to experience future cardiovascular disease especially heart failure, even when their daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. Health care professionals typically use in-office and daytime blood pressure...Read more

Cardiology Management

2020 01 Sep

There is no evidence that blood pressure lowering drugs increase the risk of cancer, according to the most extensive study conducted on the topic. The late breaking research is presented at ESC Congress 2020. “Our results should reassure the public about the safety of antihypertensive drugs with respect to cancer, which is of paramount importance...Read more

Cardiology Management

2020 27 Feb

Adding phone-based lifestyle counselling to home blood pressure telemonitoring is an effective strategy to improve long-term blood pressure control among minority stroke survivors with uncontrolled high blood pressure, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. ...Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not...Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 02 Oct

Summary: A presentation of a case study in light of the updated ESC guidelines on lipid control and new guidelines on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Several new guidelines were released at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Paris, France. These included updated guidelines on lipid control and new guidelines...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 23 Sep

A combination pill containing three medications used to tackle high blood pressure and one used for high cholesterol was found to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by 25%.   The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), assessed the effectiveness of atorvastatin, amlodipine, losartan and hydrochlorothiazide in polypill...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 19 Aug

High and low blood pressure have been shown to be associated with cognitive decline and dementia in several studies, suggesting that blood pressure may be a viable target for the primary and secondary prevention of dementia. There is sufficient evidence to prove that hypertension may be a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia.  However,...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 12 Jun

White coat hypertension, a condition in which a patient's blood pressure readings are higher when taken at the doctor's office compared to other settings, was originally attributed to the anxiety patients might experience during medical appointments. However, over the years, research has suggested the elevated readings might be a sign of underlying...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 04 Apr

The 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease were released at the recent ACC annual scientific meeting in New Orleans. The guidelines focus on the importance of adhering to a heart-healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy diet while maintaining a physically...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 06 Mar

A new study involving 67 overweight/obese adults (ages 55 to 80 years) provides further evidence of how important regular, even small amounts of exercise are for an individual's overall health. In this study, walking briskly for 30 minutes in the morning led to an improvement in blood pressure (BP) as the benefit of exercise is sustained for several...Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 22 Feb

Aspects & challenges - Approaches & tools Head-up-tilt testing (HUTT) and autonomic function testing are essential diagnostic procedures in syncope assessment. With the advent of unique innovative methods to noninvasively monitor beat-to-beat blood pressure, cardiac output, total peripheral resistance as well as autonomic regulation, highly efficient...Read more

Cardiology Management

2018 10 Oct

Previous studies have reported on the usefulness of faith-based interventions in increasing cancer screening, reducing weight and promoting healthy eating habits among churchgoers. Now, a faith-based approach to changing lifestyle has been effective in managing blood pressure among black Americans, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular...Read more

Cardiology Management

2018 19 Sep

Researchers have combined wireless and ultrasound technologies to develop a wearable patch that can monitor blood pressure (BP) in arteries deep beneath the skin. This ultrasound patch provides an easy way to help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. A team of researchers led by the University of California...Read more

Cardiology Management

2018 22 Aug

There is a positive correlation between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, according to data from a large ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women. In individuals who were not taking an antihypertensive medication, researchers observed an increase of 0.8 to 1.7 mm Hg (kg/m2) in blood pressure per additional unit of BMI. These findings...Read more

Cardiology Management

2018 01 Aug

High blood pressure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Now, results from the U.S. government-funded SPRINT MIND Study show that aggressive lowering of systolic blood pressure is not only good for the heart – it can also help keep the brain healthier. "This is the first randomised clinical trial to demonstrate a reduction...Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 31 Aug

According to late-breaking results from the PRECISION-ABPM study (Prospective Randomised Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety versus Ibuprofen or Naproxen Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement) which was presented during a Hot Line Clinical Trial at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017, Ibuprofen is associated with increased...Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 06 Jun

Hypertension is a worldwide epidemic that even small improvements in management can have a large impact on public health. While a new study shows that quarter-dose combinations of blood pressure lowering medications may be effective in treating hypertension, researchers say more data are needed before this kind of therapy can be recommended more widely....Read more

Cardiology Management

2017 27 May

A new study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Bapist Medical Center shows that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in hypertensive patients can reduce the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). The study is published in the journal Circulation. Elsayed Z. Soliman, MD, lead author of the study and director of the epidemiological cardiology...Read more

Cardiology Management

2016 13 Dec

A new study shows yoga can reduce blood pressure in patients with prehypertension. Researchers in India, where yoga has been part of traditional culture, assessed the impact of hatha yoga on blood pressure in 60 patients with prehypertension who were otherwise healthy. Their findings were presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological...Read more

Cardiology Management

2016 28 Nov

Secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) aims to reduce recurrence, decrease morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life. However, results of a new cohort study in Sweden indicate "the failure" of secondary prevention in daily clinical practice and high rate of non-fatal adverse cardiovascular events two years after AMI. The...Read more

Cardiology Management

2016 20 Nov

According to findings from a new study presented at ASN Kidney Week November 15-20 November 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, intensive blood pressure lowering may prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) trial, the largest study of its kind, was conducted with more than...Read more

Cardiology Management

2016 06 Sep

Researchers at the University of Bristol could be eyeing the first new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy in more than 15 years. The research is titled “Purinergic receptors in the carotid body as a new drug target for controlling hypertension,” and is published in Nature Medicine . The Bristol research team and Afferent Pharmaceuticals have...Read more