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 diurestics  and renal denervation therapy. 

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...
online lifestyle intervention, systolic blood pressure, hypertension, ACC.17, clinical study
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...
blood pressure, gray zone, hypertension, personalized treatment, Circulation journal study, CT calcium scores
News | Hypertension | January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017 — Using data from a national study, Johns Hopkins researchers determined that using heart computed...
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 blood pressure monitoring system (ABPM) is now available...
Videos | Hypertension | November 08, 2016
Krishna Rocha-Singh, M.D., Prairie Vascular Institute, Springfield, Ill., explains advancements in device therapy for...
white coat hypertension, heart disease risk, blood pressure spike, doctor's office, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC study
News | Hypertension | October 31, 2016
October 31, 2016 — White coat hypertension, where patients have high blood pressure readings in a medical setting but...
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 renal denervation market to grow at a compound annual growth...
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 the...
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 study found that standard and intensive blood pressure treatments were equally...
statins, heart disease, HOPE-3 trial, intermediate-risk patients, hypertension, ACC.16
News | Pharmaceuticals | April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 — Lowering cholesterol with statins significantly reduced adverse cardiovascular events in people with...