Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) News and Research

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Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a condition where the pressure of the blood flowing through the arteries of the body is higher than it should be. Much like the pressure of the air in a tire, if the pressure of the blood is too high it can damage the arteries and organs of the body. Just like the tire, if the pressure suddenly becomes very high, catastrophic events can happen. Similarly, if the pressure remains somewhat elevated for a long enough period of time, premature wear and failure can occur.

Hypertension has its worst effects on the heart, kidneys, eyes, and brain. High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hemorrhages of the retina of the eye, and generalized atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries all over the body).
Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Newly identified mechanism regulates activity of nitric oxide-producing enzyme

Newly identified mechanism regulates activity of nitric oxide-producing enzyme

Study shows antihypertensive drugs do not raise serum levels of ACE2

Study shows antihypertensive drugs do not raise serum levels of ACE2

Lowering blood pressure reduces risk of developing dementia, research shows

Lowering blood pressure reduces risk of developing dementia, research shows

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders may lead to mental health conditions in children

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders may lead to mental health conditions in children

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders may lead to mental health conditions in children

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders may lead to mental health conditions in children

Research findings could aid in the recognition and management of COVID-19 pneumonia

Research findings could aid in the recognition and management of COVID-19 pneumonia

Researchers identify the most common characteristics of fatal COVID-19 cases

Researchers identify the most common characteristics of fatal COVID-19 cases

Discovery could lead to new treatments for hypertension, dementia

Discovery could lead to new treatments for hypertension, dementia

Eating whole fruit could reduce blood pressure for both men and women

Eating whole fruit could reduce blood pressure for both men and women

Early diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy associated with improved outcomes

Early diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy associated with improved outcomes

First-line antihypertensives may not be most effective, study shows

First-line antihypertensives may not be most effective, study shows

Study highlights need to educate women and medical community about risk factors of preeclampsia

Study highlights need to educate women and medical community about risk factors of preeclampsia

FDA approves first drug to treat patients with rare lung condition

FDA approves first drug to treat patients with rare lung condition

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

Scientists identify mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis

Scientists identify mechanism that makes babies more likely than adults to die from sepsis

New ACC/AHA guidelines could improve detection of gestational hypertension

New ACC/AHA guidelines could improve detection of gestational hypertension

Study: Number of calls to U.S. Poison Control regarding kratom exposure increased

Study: Number of calls to U.S. Poison Control regarding kratom exposure increased

Comorbidity negatively impacts quality of life in people with dementia

Comorbidity negatively impacts quality of life in people with dementia

Lead accumulation in shin bone linked to treatment-resistant hypertension

Lead accumulation in shin bone linked to treatment-resistant hypertension