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New blood pressure guidelines

Omar Al Dhaybi, George L Bakris
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March 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Simon James Howell
Purpose of Review: This review will examine the implications for perioperative management of new hypertension guidelines and place these in the context of findings from recent large observational studies. Recent Findings: Recent hypertension guidelines highlight the role of ambulatory blood pressure measurement with the implication that isolated preoperative blood pressure measurements are of limited value. There is emerging evidence from large observational studies that both preoperative and intraoperative hypotension are associated with increased risk...
2018: Current Anesthesiology Reports
Joseph Burns, Dharam Persaud-Sharma, Dollie Green
In the United States, hypertension is a significant medical problem that affects nearly 1 in 3 adults, causes thousands of deaths annually, and costs the nation billions of dollars annually for medical management in terms of hospitalisations, lost wages, and pharmacotherapy. The management guidelines of hypertension have greatly varied between different healthcare organisations including the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the Joint National Committee (JNC-7, 8)...
March 5, 2018: Acta Cardiologica
Naser Kalid, A A Zaidan, B B Zaidan, Omar H Salman, M Hashim, O S Albahri, A S Albahri
This paper presents a new approach to prioritize "Large-scale Data" of patients with chronic heart diseases by using body sensors and communication technology during disasters and peak seasons. An evaluation matrix is used for emergency evaluation and large-scale data scoring of patients with chronic heart diseases in telemedicine environment. However, one major problem in the emergency evaluation of these patients is establishing a reasonable threshold for patients with the most and least critical conditions...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
Helen Andersson, Lennart Hedström, Stefan Bergman, Håkan Bergh
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a two-step screening method for hypertension in dentistry regarding the number needed to screen (NNS) and positive predictive value (PPV) and to risk-classify those with newly diagnosed hypertension. METHODS: In connection with their regular dental care check-up, 2025 subjects aged 40-75 years were screened for high blood pressure. Via a health questionnaire, data were collected concerning risk factors. Blood pressure was screened comprehensively in two steps, which included screening in a dental clinic and home measurements for one week...
February 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Sharon D B de Morais, Julia Shanks, Irving H Zucker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in modulating cardiovascular function and fluid homeostasis. While the systemic actions of the RAS are widely accepted, the role of the RAS in the brain, its regulation of cardiovascular function, and sympathetic outflow remain controversial. In this report, we discuss the current understanding of central RAS on blood pressure (BP) regulation, in light of recent literature and new experimental techniques. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies using neuronal or glial-specifc mouse models have allowed for greater understanding into the site-specific expression and role centrally expressed RAS proteins have on BP regulation...
February 26, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera
INTRODUCTION: Recent guidelines suggest that a blood pressure cutoff of 130/80 mmHg should be used to define arterial hypertension. This contrasts with the previously accepted cutoff of 140/90 mmHg. AIM: Using the Atahualpa Project cohort, we aimed to assess the cutoff that better correlates with signatures of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD), which are related to arterial hypertension. METHODS: Of 437 Atahualpa residents aged ≥ 60 years, 363 (83%) underwent brain MRI and blood pressure determinations...
February 23, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
Arthur P DeMarzo
New guidelines on hypertension eliminated the classification of prehypertension and divided those blood pressure (BP) levels into elevated BP and stage 1 hypertension. For elevated BP, this study showed that cardiovascular (CV) abnormalities were prevalent in adults over 40 years of age with at least 2 CV risk factors. Detecting abnormalities of the CV system moves a patient from being at high risk to having earlystage cardiovascular disease (CVD) and supports a decision to treat. By redefining stage 1 and lowering the target BP, the new guidelines have set an ambitious goal for early intervention to prevent progression of CVD...
February 22, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
Pieter Martens, Hanne Beliën, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
BACKGROUND: Sacubitril/valsartan significantly reduced heart failure hospitalization and mortality in PARADIGM-HF (Prospective Comparison of Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitor With an Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor to Determine Impact on Global Mortality and Morbidity in Heart Failure). However, real-world data from its use are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively assessed all baseline and follow-up data of consecutive heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction receiving therapy with sacubitril/valsartan for Class I recommendation between December 2016 and July 2017...
February 21, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
F A Mourato, S S Mattos, J L Lima Filho, M F Mourato, W Nadruz JÚnior
Background: High blood pressure (BP) is usually underdiagnosed in children and adolescents, particularly due to its complex diagnosis process. This study describes novel height-based equations for the detection of BP disorders (BP>90th percentile) and compares the accuracy of this approach with previously described screening methods to identify BP disorders. Methods: Height-based equations were built using the 90th percentile values for systolic and diastolic BP and respective height values from the current guideline of high BP management in children...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
Daniel T Lackland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
U Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: The systolic blood pressure intervention trial (SPRINT) published in 2015 has opened up new discussions on whether a lower blood pressure target as recommended by the current guidelines would be better for some patient groups. OBJECTIVES: To review patient groups in which lower blood pressure targets would not be better. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The results of SPRINT, its post-hoc and subgroup analyses, other studies and newer studies, as well as metaanalyses on the topic of blood pressure targets are reviewed and discussed...
February 9, 2018: Der Internist
Arritxu Etxeberria, Idoia Alcorta, Itziar Pérez, Jose Ignacio Emparanza, Elena Ruiz de Velasco, Maria Teresa Iglesias, Rafael Rotaeche
BACKGROUND: The implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPG) can improve patients care. To date, the impact of implementation strategies has not been evaluated in our context. This study is aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted tailored intervention targeting clinician education for the implementation of three cardiovascular risk-related CPGs (type 2 diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia) in primary care at the Basque Health Service compared with usual implementation...
February 8, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Muthiah Vaduganathan, Manan Pareek, Arman Qamar, Ambarish Pandey, Michael H Olsen, Deepak L Bhatt
BACKGROUND: The 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines include lower thresholds to define hypertension than previous guidelines. Little is known about the impact of these guideline changes in patients with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease. METHODS: In this exploratory analysis using baseline blood pressure assessments in SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial), we evaluated the prevalence and associated cardiovascular prognosis of patients newly reclassified with hypertension based on the 2017 ACC/AHA (SBP≥130mmHg or DBP≥80mmHg) compared with the JNC 7 guidelines (SBP≥140mmHg or DBP≥90mmHg)...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
Cheryl R Dennison Himmelfarb
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March 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Wilbert S Aronow, William H Frishman
Automated validated devices should be used for measuring blood pressure (BP). A systolic BP between 120 and 129 mm Hg with a diastolic BP < 80 mm Hg should be treated by lifestyle measures. Lifestyle measures plus BP lowering drugs should be used for secondary prevention of recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in persons with clinical CVD (coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke) and an average systolic BP of ≥130 mm Hg or an average diastolic BP ≥ 80 mm Hg. Lifestyle measures plus BP lowering drugs should be used for primary prevention of CVD in persons with an estimated 10-year risk of atherosclerotic CVD ≥ 10% and an average systolic BP ≥130 mm Hg or an average diastolic BP ≥ 80 mm Hg...
March 2018: Cardiology in Review
Jane F Reckelhoff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review is a short discussion of sex/gender differences in blood pressure control with a focus on gender differences in hypertension awareness, prevalence, and treatment, the new American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines, and recent discoveries in animal models and humans on mechanisms responsible for sex/gender differences in hypertension. RECENT FINDINGS: Hypertension awareness is greater in women than men, the prevalence of hypertension is higher in men than women until after menopause, and although the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines recommend similar treatment for men and women, this is not currently the case in practice...
February 5, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Jakob Wollborn, Eva Ruetten, Bjoern Schlueter, Joerg Haberstroh, Ulrich Goebel, Martin A Schick
AIM: Standardized modeling of cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is crucial to evaluate new treatment options. Experimental porcine models are ideal, closely mimicking human-like physiology. However, anteroposterior chest diameter differs significantly, being larger in pigs and thus poses a challenge to achieve adequate perfusion pressures and consequently hemodynamics during CPR, which are commonly achieved during human resuscitation. The aim was to prove that standardized resuscitation is feasible and renders adequate hemodynamics and perfusion in pigs, using a specifically designed resuscitation board for a pneumatic chest compression device...
January 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Elisa Gravito-Soares, Marta Gravito-Soares, Dário Gomes, Nuno Almeida, Luís Tomé
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of Tokyo guidelines (TG) 2018/2013 (TG18/TG13) and predictors of poor prognosis in acute cholangitis. METHODS: Retrospective 1-year study of consecutive hospital admissions for acute cholangitis. Prognosis was defined in terms of 30 d in-hospital mortality. RESULTS: Of the 183 patients with acute cholangitis, diagnostic accuracy based on Charcot's triad, TG07 and TG18/TG13 was 67.8, 86.9 and 92...
March 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Kirsten Bobrow, Andrew Farmer, Nomazizi Cishe, Ntobeko Nwagi, Mosedi Namane, Thomas P Brennan, David Springer, Lionel Tarassenko, Naomi Levitt
BACKGROUND: Several frameworks now exist to guide intervention development but there remains only limited evidence of their application to health interventions based around use of mobile phones or devices, particularly in a low-resource setting. We aimed to describe our experience of using the Medical Research Council (MRC) Framework on complex interventions to develop and evaluate an adherence support intervention for high blood pressure delivered by SMS text message. We further aimed to describe the developed intervention in line with reporting guidelines for a structured and systematic description...
January 23, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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