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30-year risk of cardiovascular disease may help inform blood pressure treatment decisions

Science Daily - Heart Disease

According to a new study, both 30-year risk for cardiovascular disease in addition to 10-year risk may be considered in making decisions about when to initiate high blood pressure medication.

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Intensive Blood Pressure Control in Individuals With Hypertension

JAMA Cardiology

This randomized clinical trial investigates the effectiveness and safety of a nonphysician-led, multifaceted, intensive blood pressure intervention in younger and older individuals with hypertension.

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Higher blood pressure is associated with poorer cognition in adolescence

Science Daily - Heart Disease

Adolescents with elevated blood pressure and arterial stiffness may experience poorer cognitive functions, according to a recent study. Young people with higher blood pressure performed worse, especially in tasks that measured attention and learning. In addition, arterial stiffness was reflected in weaker working memory.

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Why Your Blood Pressure Probably Isn't Normal & What You Need To Do About It.

Dr. Paddy Barrett

We do a terrible job of identifying and managing high blood pressure. And we still do an awful job of identifying and managing high blood pressure. As a risk factor for death, high blood pressure is responsible for more deaths than any other risk factor, including smoking. What Is Normal Blood Pressure?

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Small amounts of licorice raise blood pressure, study finds

Science Daily - Heart Disease

It is known that large amounts of licorice cause high blood pressure. A new study now shows that even small amounts of licorice raise blood pressure. The individuals who react most strongly also show signs of strain on the heart.

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30-year risk of cardiovascular disease may help inform blood pressure treatment decisions

American Heart News - Heart News

Research Highlights: A comparison of two tools for calculating cardiovascular disease risk found that if only the current 10-year risk thresholds are applied, fewer adults may be recommended for blood pressure-lowering medication. The tools, The.

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Postpartum Ambulatory Blood Pressure and New-Onset Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

JAMA Cardiology

This cohort study examines risk factors and characterizes outcomes for postpartum individuals with ongoing hypertension and severe hypertension following hospital discharge through a hospital system’s remote blood pressure management program.