Hypertension

Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure because the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

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...

Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to experience heart failure and heart attack. American Heart Association (AHA), #AHA2017
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 — Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to experience heart...

SPRINT Trial Data Support New AHA/ACC Hypertension Guidelines
News | Hypertension | November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017 — Findings from a landmark study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) support a key...

Marijuana Associated With Three-Fold Risk of Death From Hypertension
News | Hypertension | September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 — Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from...

Text Messaging Could Help Tackle High Blood Pressure in At-Risk Patients

Image courtesy of Michigan Medicine

News | Hypertension | September 06, 2017

September 6, 2017 — A new National Institutes of Health-funded...

SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED Study Results Show Efficacy, Safety of Renal Denervation
News | Renal Denervation | August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017 — Medtronic plc announced its intent to move forward with a new...

MobiusHD Device Shows Promise in Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
News | Hypertension | August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017 — Vascular Dynamics Inc. announced interim results of the company’s...

The Vascular Dynamics MobiusHD device enhances the carotid baroreceptors to reduce resistant hypertension.
News | Hypertension | August 15, 2017

Aug. 15, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI)...

Bayer Now Enrolling Patients for Global Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Study
News | Hypertension | July 05, 2017

July 5, 2017 — Bayer has enrolled the first patient in a global Phase IV study assessing the clinical effects of...

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