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. 

News | Renal Denervation | October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016 — Awards from the National Institutes of Health’s Common Fund are supporting research on the...

Technavio report, renal denervation devices, 2015
News | Renal Denervation | August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 — Technavio analysts forecast the global...

sleep apnea, hypertension, clinical study, Science Signaling, University of Chicago
News | Hypertension | August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 — Obstructive sleep apnea is a common cause of high blood pressure. In the Aug. 17, 2016, issue of...

hemmorhagic stroke, blood pressure management, ATACH II trial, NINDS

Brain scan showing damage caused by bleeding during a hemorrhagic stroke. Image courtesy of Adnan I Qureshi, M.D., University of Minnesota.

News | Stroke | June 09, 2016

June 9, 2016 — An international stroke...

statins, heart disease, HOPE-3 trial, intermediate-risk patients, hypertension, ACC.16
News | Pharmaceuticals | April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 — Lowering cholesterol with...

college football players, cardiovascular health risks, Texas A&M University, Stephen Crouse

Image courtesy of Texas A&M University

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016 — Recent research published in The American Journal of Cardiology and led by Stephen Crouse, Ph.D.,...

renal denervation, resistant hypertension, rat study, American Journal of Physiology
News | Renal Denervation | February 17, 2016

February 17, 2016 — Up to 10 percent of people with high blood pressure have...

pulmonary artery to left atrial shunt, heart lung transplant, Oswaldo, Stanford Children's Health

2015 was a year of dramatic changes for Oswaldo and his family, seen here at his bedside, post-transplant surgery in July. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

Feature | Cardiovascular Surgery | January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016 — 2016 is starting off a whole lot better than last year for 14-year-old Oswaldo Jimenez of Salem,...

News | Hypertension | January 04, 2016

January 4, 2016 — Living with pulmonary...

pharmacist-physician collaboration, high blood pressure control, minority and low-income populations
News | Hypertension | November 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 — A pharmacist-physician collaborative effort to control blood pressure among a diverse group of...

high blood pressure, Target BP, AMA, AHA, American Heart Association, American Medical Association
News | Hypertension | November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015 — Two of the country’s preeminent health organizations, the American Heart Association (AHA) and...

Videos | Renal Denervation | November 03, 2015

Robert Schwartz, M.D., medical director at the Minnesota Heart Institute, explains new applications for denervation...

Big data from regional health exchanges can help identify patients who are at high risk for developing cardiovascular disease and stroke based on blood pressure readings and trends from their office visits over time that arestored in the electronic health records. This information can be used to target these patients with more followups, education and more intensive prevention programs. 

Feature | Population Health | September 22, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis and Dave Fornell

As healthcare converts to an entirely electronic health record (EHR)-based system, it opens up new opportunities to...

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