Hypertension

This page includes news and new technology on hypertension. The condition is caused by abnormally high blood pressure that causes excess force and pressure of the blood against the artery walls. Long-term, this can cause damage the vessels and contributes to heart disease. Therapies include antihypertensive medications such as diuretics and renal denervation therapy. 

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Continue to Improve Survival After a Decade
News | Pharmaceuticals | August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 — Blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering...

Being Overweight May Change Young Adults' Heart Structure, Function
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 03, 2018

August 3, 2018 — Even as a young adult, being overweight may cause...

Most Black Adults Have High Blood Pressure Before Age 55
News | Hypertension | July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018 — Approximately 75 percent of black and men women are...

American Heart Association Announces New Hypertension Center Certification
News | Hypertension | July 05, 2018

July 5, 2018 — Physician practices now have access to new resources to improve their standard of quality care for...

Medisafe Demonstrates Double-Digit Impact on Hypertension Medication Adherence
News | Mobile Devices | June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 — Medication management platform Medisafe released data showing that, on average,...

Paradise Renal Denervation System Shows Significant Blood Pressure Reduction in Hypertensive Patients. PCR, #euroPCR 2018
News | Renal Denervation | May 30, 2018

May 31, 2018 – ReCor Medical announced that the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO...

An example of renal denervation therapy being delivered. A catheter is inserted into the renal artery to ablate the nerves in the vessel wall that regulate vasoconstriction. This leaves the vessel permanently in the widest open position to allow greater blood flow to the kidneys.

An example of renal denervation therapy being delivered. A catheter is inserted into the renal artery to ablate the nerves in the vessel wall that regulate vasoconstriction. This leaves the vessel permanently in the widest open position to allow greater blood flow to the kidneys.

Feature | Renal Denervation | May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 — Despite the best efforts of clinicians to manage hypertension, it continues to increase and is now...

Renal Denervation Shows Significant Drop in Hypertension
News | Renal Denervation | May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 – At the 2018 EuroPCR Annual Meeting in Paris, Medtronic announced first-ever-data from the SPYRAL HTN-...

Medtronic Announces Renal Denervation Pivotal Trial for Hypertension Treatment
News | Renal Denervation | April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin an...

YMCA and American Heart Association Partner to Improve Blood Pressure Control
News | Hypertension | April 05, 2018

April 5, 2018 — YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are combining efforts to help more...

A patient who received HeartMate III LVAD system at ACC.18. The HeartMate 3 was the topic of of the the key late-breaking trials at #ACC18

A patient who received the HeartMate III LVAD system showing off his external battery pack. He served as a patient ambassador in the Abbott booth at ACC.18. The HeartMate III, with its magnetic levitated pump, showed a big reduction in clotting over previous LVADs in a key late-breaking trial at this year's conference.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There were several notable presentations of new data on cardiovascular technologies at the recent 2018 American...

Low-Dose ‘Triple Pill’ Lowers Blood Pressure More Than Usual Care
News | ACC | March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 — A pill combining low doses of three...

Managing Blood Pressure in Barbershops Yields Substantial Improvements

Image from presentation, "A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Blood-Pressure Reduction in Black Barbershops," Victor et al

News | ACC | March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 — African-American men who received medical intervention aimed at controlling their...

Petaluma Health Center Wins 2017 HIMSS Davies Award for Hypertension Control Program
News | Hypertension | February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 — California’s Petaluma Health Center (PHC) was recently awarded a 2017 Healthcare Information and...

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