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. 

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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...

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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...

News | Renal Denervation | October 11, 2016

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

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News | Renal Denervation | August 23, 2016

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

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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...

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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...

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News | Pharmaceuticals | April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 — Lowering cholesterol with...

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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...

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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...

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