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. 

William T. Abraham, M.D., Joins V-Wave as Chief Medical Officer

William T. Abraham, M.D., in an interview with DAIC Editor Dave Fornell at TCT 2016.

News | Heart Failure | March 12, 2019

March 12, 2019 — V-Wave Ltd. announced that renowned heart failure cardiologist...

St. Bartholomew's Hospital Initiates CALM-2 Hypertension Trial
News | Hypertension | February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019 — California-based Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI) is sponsoring a new...

Research Sheds Light on Blood Pressure Drug Function
News | Hypertension | January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 — Researchers have mapped the active-state structure of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor, the...

Nearly Half of All U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 — Nearly half (48 percent, 121.5 million in 2016) of all adults in the United States have some type...

Sex Differences in 'Body Clock' May Benefit Women’s Heart Health
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 — Research suggests that a gene that governs the body’s biological (circadian) clock acts...

Aurobindo Pharma Adds to Nationwide Valsartan Blood Pressure Medication Recall
News | Pharmaceuticals | January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 — Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan...

Barbershop Intervention Continues to Lower Blood Pressure at One Year
News | Hypertension | December 27, 2018

December 27, 2018 — African-American men participating in a...

Analytics 4 Life and Actelion to Develop New Diagnostics for Pulmonary Hypertension
News | Hypertension | December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 — Digital health company Analytics 4 Life and Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announced a...

Mylan Expands Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Blood Pressure Medication
News | Pharmaceuticals | December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018 — Mylan Pharmaceuticals is expanding its consumer-level voluntary nationwide recall to include all...

A urine test can show patient compliance with taking their hypertension, high blood pressure, medications.
News | November 19, 2018

November 16, 2018 — A research team led by scientists and doctors in Leicester and the Netherlands has shown that a...

Hypertensive Crisis Five Times More Likely Among Blacks, according to a late-breaking study at AHA 2018. #AHA #AHA18 #AHA2018
News | Hypertension | November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018 — Black adults experience dangerous spikes in high blood pressure, called a...

Home Monitoring Confirms Clinic Diagnosis of High Blood Pressure
News | Hypertension | October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 — Blood pressure readings of 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) or higher...

 Pulmonary artery denervation for CpcPH from the PADN-5 trial. #TCT2017

A series of procedural images of a pulmonary artery denervation for CpcPH from the PADN-5 trial.

News | Hypertension | October 04, 2018

October 4, 2018 — Pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) is associated with significant improvements in hemodynamic and...

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