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 diurestics  and renal denervation therapy. 

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 pressure monitoring might one day become as easy as taking a video selfie, according to new...
Pediatricians Assess How to Personalize Hypertension Treatment in Children
News | Hypertension | July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019  — High blood pressure among children is on the rise and a lack of research about how to treat it has...
High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol in Young Adults Associated With Later Heart Disease
News | Congenital Heart | July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019 — Elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels in young adulthood may lead to an increased risk of...
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 cardiovascular health compared to people of similar ages in the...
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 I...
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 higher blood pressure and...
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 clinical...
The ERADICATE-AF Trial combined pulmonary vein isolation with renal denervation therapy and showed imporve outcomes.
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
May 15, 2019 — Renal artery denervation (RDN) was found to be safe when employed with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) to...
New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines Improve Premature Heart Disease Identification
News | Pediatric Cardiology | April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019 — New guidelines that classified more children as having elevated blood pressure  are better at...
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 William T. Abraham, M.D., is joining V-...
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 clinical trial, called CALM-2 (...
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 target...
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 of...