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 | November 12, 2015

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

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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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Feature | Hypertension | September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 — Initial results of a landmark clinical trial found patients randomized to a systolic blood...

News | Hypertension | September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015 — Sunshine Heart Inc. announced commencement of a new...

News | Hypertension | August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015 — Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a...

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Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 07, 2015

July 7, 2015 – A new document from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) provides detailed guidance for...

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News | May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 — Combining statins for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and calcium channel antagonists for...

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Feature | May 05, 2015

May 5, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced the start of a clinical...

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Vessix System image courtesy of Boston Scientific Corp.

News | May 04, 2015

May 4, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corp. is taking a new approach to evaluate the performance of the Vessix...

News | April 09, 2015

April 9, 2015 — A study including more than 20,000 adults...

Feature | April 01, 2015

April 1, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced the initiation of the SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program, a phased...

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News | February 12, 2015

February 12, 2015 — Ablative Solutions Inc. announced the addition of Michael Weber, M.D., FACP, FACC, FAHA, to its...

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