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. 

Renal Denervation Shows Significant Drop in Hypertension
News | Renal Denervation | May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 – At the 2018 EuroPCR Annual Meeting in Paris, Medtronic announced first-ever-data from the SPYRAL HTN-...

Medtronic Announces Renal Denervation Pivotal Trial for Hypertension Treatment
News | Renal Denervation | April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin an...

YMCA and American Heart Association Partner to Improve Blood Pressure Control
News | Hypertension | April 05, 2018

April 5, 2018 — YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are combining efforts to help more...

A patient who received HeartMate III LVAD system at ACC.18. The HeartMate 3 was the topic of of the the key late-breaking trials at #ACC18

A patient who received the HeartMate III LVAD system showing off his external battery pack. He served as a patient ambassador in the Abbott booth at ACC.18. The HeartMate III, with its magnetic levitated pump, showed a big reduction in clotting over previous LVADs in a key late-breaking trial at this year's conference.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There were several notable presentations of new data on cardiovascular technologies at the recent 2018 American...

Low-Dose ‘Triple Pill’ Lowers Blood Pressure More Than Usual Care
News | ACC | March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 — A pill combining low doses of three...

Managing Blood Pressure in Barbershops Yields Substantial Improvements

Image from presentation, "A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Blood-Pressure Reduction in Black Barbershops," Victor et al

News | ACC | March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 — African-American men who received medical intervention aimed at controlling their...

Petaluma Health Center Wins 2017 HIMSS Davies Award for Hypertension Control Program
News | Hypertension | February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 — California’s Petaluma Health Center (PHC) was recently awarded a 2017 Healthcare Information and...

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

Image courtesy of Michigan Medicine

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)...

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