Search Tag: systolic blood pressure

Cardiology Management

2018 ESC/ESH vs. 2019 NICE Hypertension Guideline

2019 21 Oct

The findings of the SPRINT study in 2015 resulted in an update of international hypertension guidelines. This includes the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines which were updated in 2017, the European Society of Cardiology and European Society of Hypertension (ESC/ESH) guidelines which were updated... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Mortality - The Simple Intensive Care Studies-I

2019 19 Sep

A clinical examination is usually made by caregivers as a way to detect signs of deterioration in critically ill patients. However, there have been some inconsistencies when it comes to the prognostic value of this exam.   A recent prospective cohort study of 1075 patients assessed whether there was an independent association with the findings from... Read more

Cardiology Management

Low-salt, DASH diet as effective as drugs for hypertension

2017 28 Nov

Both low-sodium and the heart-healthy DASH diets have long been known to prevent or lower high blood pressure. A new study shows that combining the two diets substantially lowers systolic blood pressure – the top number in a blood pressure test – especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings. Results of the randomised clinical trial... Read more

Cardiology Management

SPRINT Study: Lowering Blood Pressure Lowers CVD Events

2015 29 Sep

According to a major study, lowering one type of blood pressure well below the recommended level can also lower the number of cardiovascular events and deaths among people 50 years and older with high blood pressure.  This is a major finding and could impact many people, especially because one out of every three adults in the U.S. suffers from hypertension... Read more

Cardiology Management

Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Young Adults Ups CVD Risk

2015 04 Feb

Researchers have found that sustained isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in young and middle-aged adults increased their risk of dying from cardiovascular causes later in life. ISH is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg when diastolic blood pressure is less than 90 mm Hg. Their analysis based on outcomes from 18-... Read more

Cardiology Management

Self-Management Can Improve Blood Pressure

2014 26 Aug

According to a new study published in JAMA, a program comprised of patients measuring their blood pressure and adjusting their antihypertensive medication resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at twelve months as compared to those who received the usual care. The patients included in the program were those suffering from hypertension and at high... Read more