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).
Anti-hypertensive treatments do not restore microvascular function

Anti-hypertensive treatments do not restore microvascular function

Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

AASM’s new position statement describes clinical use of home sleep apnea test

AASM’s new position statement describes clinical use of home sleep apnea test

New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome

New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome

New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system

New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system

Study pinpoints racial disparities linked to severity and effects of peripartum cardiomyopathy

Study pinpoints racial disparities linked to severity and effects of peripartum cardiomyopathy

Experts in obstetric care come together to realize quality measures for high-risk pregnancies

Experts in obstetric care come together to realize quality measures for high-risk pregnancies

Research will explore biological mechanisms triggered by air pollution exposure during pregnancy

Research will explore biological mechanisms triggered by air pollution exposure during pregnancy

Change in epigenetic gene regulation by imprinting can trigger preeclampsia, study shows

Change in epigenetic gene regulation by imprinting can trigger preeclampsia, study shows

Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients

Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients

Public health efforts should focus on early treatment of facial cellulitis, study says

Public health efforts should focus on early treatment of facial cellulitis, study says

Scientists unravel mechanism that links gut bacteria to hypertension

Scientists unravel mechanism that links gut bacteria to hypertension

Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study finds

Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study finds

Plant extracts may help protect against negative effects of X-ray irradiation

Plant extracts may help protect against negative effects of X-ray irradiation

Study shows frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of elevated blood pressure

Study shows frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of elevated blood pressure

Clarivate Analytics includes eBooks for coverage in Book Citation Index

Clarivate Analytics includes eBooks for coverage in Book Citation Index

Early discharge strategy for low-risk chest pain patients could lead to potential healthcare savings

Early discharge strategy for low-risk chest pain patients could lead to potential healthcare savings

High blood pressure in pregnant women linked to greater risk of obesity for their children

High blood pressure in pregnant women linked to greater risk of obesity for their children

Penn researchers develop predictive model to help lung cancer patients avoid ED visits

Penn researchers develop predictive model to help lung cancer patients avoid ED visits

Study finds inverse link between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC and arterial stiffness

Study finds inverse link between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC and arterial stiffness