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 | Renal Denervation | February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016 — Up to 10 percent of people with high blood pressure have resistant hypertension — high blood...
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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, Ore...
News | Hypertension | January 04, 2016
January 4, 2016 — Living with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) is challenging, but the chore of treating the rare...
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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 the...
Videos | Renal Denervation | November 03, 2015
Robert Schwartz, M.D., medical director at the Minnesota Heart Institute, explains new applications for denervation...
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News | Hypertension | September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015 — Medisafe, an mHealth platform for medication management, announced the results of its blood...

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...
SPRINT, blood pressure management, UAB, save lives
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 study examining the impact of the C-Pulse...
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 blood pressure...
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Feature | May 05, 2015
May 5, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced the start of a clinical study to determine whether paroxysmal and persistent...
Vessix Renal Denervation System, REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE, high blood pressure

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 Renal...