Tag Archives: Hypertension

Can a Flu Shot Lower the Risk of Death in Those With Hypertension?

New research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2019 suggests that in addition to protecting against the influenza virus, the flu vaccine could also help lower the risk of death in folks with high blood pressure, reports ESC. For the study, researchers examined the data of more than 608,000 people with hypertension, ages… Read More »

New “Old” Therapies in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Clinical Roundtable

Despite recent strides in elucidating the pathophysiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), there have been few advances in the development of novel therapies to treat the disease. The medications currently approved for PAH treatment are most beneficial in the 5% to 10% of patients with PAH who are vasoresponders, although these therapies have been shown… Read More »

Can Young Adults Never Diagnosed With Hypertension Face an Increased Risk of Other Diseases?

Previous studies have linked high blood pressure and dementia risk. But a new study published in Neurology suggests that young adults with blood pressure (BP) levels above normal but not enough to be considered hypertensive are at an increased risk for brain shrinkage, which can lead to a decline in cognitive function and possibly dementia,… Read More »

Hard-to-Treat Hypertension Among Black Adults May Be Linked to Sleep Apnea

Black people are more likely to have hypertension than their white counterparts. Now, new findings published in the journal Circulation suggest that untreated sleep apnea that’s moderate or severe is associated with increased odds of resistant hypertension in African Americans, according to an article by American Heart Association News. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep… Read More »

High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among South Africans starting ART

[unable to retrieve full-text content]There is a high prevalence and incidence of hypertension (raised blood pressure) among HIV-positive people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa, according to research published in PLOS One. A fifth of people were hypertensive when they started ART and a further 15% developed hypertension during follow-up.Traditional risk factors, including age… Read More »