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. 

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

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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...

USC Study Finds Potassium-Rich Diet Can Lower Blood Pressure
News | Hypertension | April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 — Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas and even coffee...

Vascular Dynamics Completes $10.4 Million Financing for MobiusHD System
News | Hypertension | April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 — Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI) a privately held medical device company developing novel solutions for...

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News | Hypertension | March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 — Participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg,...

News | Hypertension | February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017 — Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

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News | Hypertension | January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017 — Using data from a national study, Johns Hopkins researchers determined that using heart...

Suntech Medical, Oscar 2 ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system, ABPM, Patient Diary App, SphygmoCor Inside
Technology | Blood Pressure Monitor | January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 — The new SunTech Oscar 2 24-hour ambulatory...

Videos | Hypertension | November 08, 2016

Krishna Rocha-Singh, M.D., Prairie Vascular Institute, Springfield, Ill., explains advancements in device therapy...

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