Hypertension

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Cuts Combined Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia Risk

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Cuts Combined Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia Risk

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In the previous SPRINT study, researchers compared an intensive BP reduction strategy (target systolic BP <120 mmHg) vs standard BP reduction strategy (target systolic BP <140 mmHg).

Stroke in Women: Risk, Prevention, and Treatment

Stroke in Women: Risk, Prevention, and Treatment

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For more details about differences in stroke risk, prevention, and treatment in women, Neurology Advisor spoke with Elisabeth B. Marsh, MD, from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kristy Yuan, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Use of Antihypertensives During Delivery in Women With Preeclampsia On the Rise

Use of Antihypertensives During Delivery in Women With Preeclampsia On the Rise

Antihypertensive treatments during delivery hospitalizations in women with preeclampsia have increased.

Brodmann Area 25 May Play Pivotal Role in Controlling Blood Pressure

Brodmann Area 25 May Play Pivotal Role in Controlling Blood Pressure

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Stimulation of the other brain structures resulted in no significant blood pressure changes among the studied participants.

Hypertension Guidelines Updated by AHA/ACA

Hypertension Guidelines Updated by AHA/ACA

The new guidelines for the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension were lowered from 140/90 to 130/80.

Stroke Risk Reduced With Declining Total Homocysteine Levels

Stroke Risk Reduced With Declining Total Homocysteine Levels

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Patients at risk of stroke may benefit from the total homocysteine-lowering effects of folic acid supplementation.

Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Stroke on the Rise

Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Stroke on the Rise

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While the increase in cardiovascular risk factors is at least partially due to the obesity epidemic, the researchers believe the increase is multifactorial.

Mid-Life Hypertension in Women Linked to Dementia

Mid-Life Hypertension in Women Linked to Dementia

There was no correlation for early-adulthood hypertension with dementia, although among women these effect estimates were elevated.

Evolocumab Has No Effect on Cognition in Patients Attaining Very Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol

Evolocumab Has No Effect on Cognition in Patients Attaining Very Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol

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Previous reports have suggested that statins or the low levels of LDL cholesterol they promote may have an adverse impact on cognition.

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets May Benefit Cognition in Black Patients

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets May Benefit Cognition in Black Patients

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Findings from this trial challenge current recommended systolic blood pressure targets for older adults.

Blood Pressure Variability Associated With Elderly Dementia Risk

Blood Pressure Variability Associated With Elderly Dementia Risk

There is a higher risk of all-cause dementia, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly with increased BP variability.

Intensive BP Lowering Does Not Benefit ICH With Spot Sign

Intensive BP Lowering Does Not Benefit ICH With Spot Sign

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Although spot sign predicted ICH expansion, it proved to be a less robust diagnostic marker than demonstrated by previous single-center cohort studies.

Establishing a Connection Between Migraine and Hypertension in Women

Establishing a Connection Between Migraine and Hypertension in Women

Dr Pamela Rist, of Harvard Medical School, discusses her research in women with migraine and hypertension at the 2017 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Scroll to below the video for a full text transcript of Dr Rist's interview.

Stroke During, After Pregnancy Linked to Preeclampsia

Stroke During, After Pregnancy Linked to Preeclampsia

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Mortality among women with preeclampsia and pregnancy-associated stroke was significantly higher than in controls.

History of Migraine Yields Higher Risk for Hypertension in Women

History of Migraine Yields Higher Risk for Hypertension in Women

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Women with a history of migraine are at increased risk for developing hypertension.

Challenges Remain in Understanding Role of Hypertension in Cognition

Challenges Remain in Understanding Role of Hypertension in Cognition

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A committee from the American Heart Association failed to make specific clinical recommendations for the management of hypertension related to cognitive impairment.

Sleep Apnea Risk Elevated in Resistant Hypertension

Sleep Apnea Risk Elevated in Resistant Hypertension

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There was no difference in risk of stroke or mortality between hypertensive groups.

Blood Pressure Management Is Only Part of the Story in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Blood Pressure Management Is Only Part of the Story in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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A joint medical and surgical approach may ensure the best outcome.

Hyperglycemia, Infarct Size Impact Outcomes in Pediatric Stroke

Hyperglycemia, Infarct Size Impact Outcomes in Pediatric Stroke

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Abnormal vital signs in these patients may be more common than previously thought.

Blood Pressure Patterns Indicate Stroke, Mortality Risk

Blood Pressure Patterns Indicate Stroke, Mortality Risk

Those whose blood pressure rose steeply in middle age had the highest risk of stroke.

Hypertensive Pregnancy Disorder May Be Detrimental to Cognitive Function, Brain Volume

Hypertensive Pregnancy Disorder May Be Detrimental to Cognitive Function, Brain Volume

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Women who had high blood pressure while pregnant demonstrated later cognitive impairment and smaller brain volume compared with women who had normotensive pregnancies.

Adherence to Statin, Antihypertensive Therapies Cuts Stroke Risk

Adherence to Statin, Antihypertensive Therapies Cuts Stroke Risk

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Adherence to at least one of the treatments reduced risk of fatal stroke.

Morning Home Blood Pressure Reading Good Predictor of Stroke, CAD

Morning Home Blood Pressure Reading Good Predictor of Stroke, CAD

The prediction of events was more robust with home readings compared with clinic readings.

Cardiovascular Fitness Linked to Brain Volume in Later Life

Cardiovascular Fitness Linked to Brain Volume in Later Life

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Over the follow-up period, hypertension prevalence increased from 9% to 28% in the cohort.

Lowering Blood Pressure Beneficial for Stroke Prevention

Lowering Blood Pressure Beneficial for Stroke Prevention

Lowering blood pressure is associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.

SPRINT: Lower Blood Pressure Target Reduces Cardiovascular Events

SPRINT: Lower Blood Pressure Target Reduces Cardiovascular Events

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A lower blood pressure target may help prevent cardiovascular events and reduce all-cause mortality.

Sleep Apnea Treatments Have Similar Effect on Blood Pressure

Sleep Apnea Treatments Have Similar Effect on Blood Pressure

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CPAP has a much higher probability of being the most strongly associated with SBP reduction.

Orthostatic Hypotension May Indicate Neurological Disease

Orthostatic Hypotension May Indicate Neurological Disease

A drop in blood pressure upon standing could be a sign of a degenerative brain disease such as Parkinson's or dementia.

Imaging Technique Detects Hypertension-Linked Cognitive Impairment

Imaging Technique Detects Hypertension-Linked Cognitive Impairment

Findings from diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive assessment allowed for the evaluation of impairment.

Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Ups Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Recurrence

Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Ups Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Recurrence

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Poor management of blood pressure post-ICH could raise the risk of recurrence.

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