This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of pharmacologic therapy and clinical risk factors on incident conduction system disease in patients with hypertension.
This cohort study investigates whether referral to the hospital is associated with better outcomes in a population of patients presenting with hypertensive urgency in the office setting.
This national cohort study examines the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and control of hypertension and assesses the effect of hypertension on cardiovascular disease mortality among adults in China.
This Swedish national cohort study evaluates the interactive effects of body mass index and physical fitness on the risk of hypertension.
This study of a Danish natonwide cohort of patients with uncomplicated hypertension reports that antihypertensive treatment with a β-blocker may be associated with increased risks of perioperative major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality.
This population-level analysis of early trends in use of the services targeted by the Choosing Wisely campaign showed both desirable and undesirable modest changes in use of low-value services, suggesting that additional interventions are necessary for wider implementation of the recommendations.
This Viewpoint details how mass media, often overlooked as a medical tool, can be used to help prevent disease and save lives by communicating simple messages that nearly every patient needs to hear.
This blinded data review of a prospectively collected database of adult patients admitted or observed with potentially ischemic chest pain found that the risk for a clinically relevant adverse cardiac event was rare and commonly iatrogenic.
This longitudinal study raises questions regarding the safety of combination antihypertensive therapy regimen in frail elderly patients with low systolic blood pressure.
This meta-analysis determines that vitamin D supplementation does not lower blood pressure in a population of patients using vitamin D or its analogues.
This cohort study finds that low daytime systolic blood pressure was independently associated with a greater progression of cognitive decline in older patients with dementia and mild cognitive impairment among those treated with antihypertensive drugs. See the Invited Commentary by Sabayan and Westendorp.
Among a cohort of older adults in the Health ABC Study, this study finds that food frequency questionnaire–assessed sodium intake was not associated with 10-year mortality, incident cardiovascular disease, or incident heart failure.
Landman and colleagues assess the efficacy of device-guided breathing on blood pressure in a meta-analysis of patient data from blinded, randomized, active-controlled trials.
Kovesdy et al compare the outcomes associated with a treated systolic blood pressure of less than 120 mm Hg vs those associated with the currently recommended systolic blood pressure of less than 140 mm Hg in a national chronic kidney disease database of US veterans.
Rodriguez and colleagues examine the risk of incident cardiovascular events among participants with hypertension according to systolic blood pressure levels of 140 mm Hg or higher or 120 to 139 mm Hg relative to an SBP lower than 120 mm Hg. In his Invited Commentary, James expands on the importance of delivering the right care to the right patients.