Joint Hypertension Scientific Sessions

Healio brings you the highlights from the American Heart Association Council on Hypertension, American Heart Association Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease and American Society of Hypertension’s Joint Hypertension Scientific Sessions. Refer to this page often for the latest news, perspectives and interviews, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Medical school students at greater risk for hypertension than general public

September 11, 2019
Factors including sex, waist size and sleep contribute to medical students having an approximately 2.4 times higher prevalence of hypertension than…
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Indicators in gut microbiome may lead to better diagnosis, treatment of high BP

September 10, 2019
Analyzing bacteria in the gut, researchers have determined that patients presenting with hypertension plus depression may have an entirely different…
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Treatment for high BP may slow cognitive decline in older patients

September 9, 2019
The treatment of high BP may slow down the advancement of cognitive decline, according to research presented at the American Heart…
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Low systolic BP goal after stroke decreases risk for orthostatic hypotension

September 9, 2019
Among patients with recent stroke, BP treatment to a target of less than 130 mm Hg systolic was linked to lower risk for orthostatic hypotension…
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Home BP monitoring effective in managing hypertension

September 10, 2018
The use of home BP monitoring may allow health care providers to reduce medications for patients with hypertension while simultaneously controlling…
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Lifestyle modification reduces need for BP medication

September 10, 2018
Lifestyle interventions may be effective replacements for antihypertensive medications in adults with overweight or obesity and hypertension…
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Morbidity from hypertension more prevalent in black individuals

September 7, 2018
When not properly controlled, hypertension can lead to hypertensive crisis and end-organ damage, and the condition is more common in inner-city black…
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Study links poor sleep quality to lower physical activity, high BP in black women

September 6, 2018
Poor sleep quality may be associated with low levels of physical activity, high BP and obesity among black women, according to new research presented…
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Premature birth may confer risk for high BP in adulthood

September 16, 2016
In young adulthood, those born extremely preterm have higher BP and smaller kidneys compared with those born full term, according to data presented…
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Fruit, vegetable-rich diets reduce BP, medication costs in patients with CKD

September 15, 2016
Patients with chronic kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet reduced their costs for antihypertensive drugs and improved…

Meeting Calendar

American Heart Associations Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions

September 10, 2020 - September 13, 2020