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. 

Abnormal Blood Pressure in Middle And Late Life Influences Dementia Risk

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News | Hypertension | August 20, 2019

August 20, 2019 — In a...

FDA Approves Barostim Neo System for Advanced Heart Failure Patients. Similar to a pacemaker, the Barostim Neo System uses a pulse generator implanted below the collar bone with a lead that attaches to the carotid artery in the neck. It delivers electrical impulses to baroreceptors in the neck, which sense how blood is flowing through the carotid arteries and relays information to the brain. The brain, in turn, sends signals to the heart and blood vessels that relax the blood vessels.

Similar to a pacemaker, the Barostim Neo System uses a pulse generator implanted below the collar bone with a lead that attaches to the carotid artery in the neck. It delivers electrical impulses to baroreceptors in the neck, which sense how blood is flowing through the carotid arteries and relays information to the brain. The brain, in turn, sends signals to the heart and blood vessels that relax the blood vessels and inhibit the production of stress-related hormones to reduce heart failure symptoms.

Technology | Heart Failure | August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance the Barostim Neo...

Blood Pressure Control Less Likely Among Those Treated in Low-income Areas
News | Hypertension | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — People enrolled in a large clinical...

Screen grab of facial scan from the app. Image courtesy of Kang Lee.

Screen grab of facial scan from the app. Image courtesy of Kang Lee.

News | Blood Pressure Monitor | August 06, 2019

August 6, 2019 — Blood...

Pediatricians Assess How to Personalize Hypertension Treatment in Children
News | Hypertension | July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019  — High blood pressure among...

Veradigm Partners With American College of Cardiology on Next-generation Research Registries
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | July 03, 2019

July 3, 2019 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has partnered with Veradigm, an Allscripts business unit, to...

Quantum Genomics Enrolls First Patient in QUORUM Phase IIb Study of Firibastat
News | Pharmaceuticals | June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019 — Quantum Genomics announced the enrollment of the first patient in its QUORUM Phase IIb study of its...

U.S. Soldiers Have Worse Heart Health Than Civilians
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | June 06, 2019

June 6, 2019 — Active duty Army personnel have worse...

BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy Shows Immediate, Substantial Blood Pressure Reduction
News | Hypertension | June 04, 2019

June 4, 2019 — Orchestra BioMed Inc. announced the presentation of two-year clinical data from the European Moderato...

Hypertension Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides
News | Congenital Heart | June 03, 2019

June 3, 2019 — Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found...

Medtronic Presents Positive Renal Denervation Results at EuroPCR 2019
News | Renal Denervation | May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019 – Investigators unveiled late-breaking clinical data from a first-of-its-kind physician sponsored...

New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines Improve Premature Heart Disease Identification
News | Congenital Heart | April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019 — New guidelines that classified more...

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...

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