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.
Meeting News

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…
Meeting News

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…
Meeting News

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…
Meeting News

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…
Meeting News Coverage

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…
Meeting News Coverage

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 News Coverage

Intensive systolic BP lowering projected to prevent 100,000 US deaths annually

September 15, 2016
More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually by aggressively lowering systolic BP to 120 mm Hg or less, according to data presented at the…