New report suggests 5.7m UK adults are living with undiagnosed hypertension

Millions of UK adults could be suffering from undiagnosed high blood pressure (BP), increasing the risk of heart disease or stroke by up to three times, according to a new report from the British Heart Foundation.
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This study aimed to investigate factors associated with orthostatic hypotension in 14,833 individuals 35-74 years of age. This was a cross-sectional study of baseline data (2008-2010) from the Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). Postural testing was performed after 20 minutes resting in supine position and active adoption of orthostatic posture. Blood pressure was measured in supine position and at 3 minutes in orthostatic position with an oscillometer (HEM 705 CP, Omron, São Paulo, Brazil). Orthostatic hypotension was defined as a drop of ≥ 20mmHg in systolic blood pressure and/or a drop of ≥ 10...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe burden of heart failure and stroke on hospital admissions in Tanzania is substantial, and the volume of stroke admissions is rising precipitously. ACS is a rare diagnosis, and the distribution of cardiovascular disease phenotypes in Tanzania differs from what has been observed outside of Africa. Further research is needed to ascertain the reasons for these differences.
Source: African Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Int J Sports Med DOI: 10.1055/a-0902-8601To examine the prevalence of chronic disease and mental health problems in retired professional, male jockeys compared to an age-matched reference population. A cross-sectional study comparing data from a cohort of retired professional jockeys with an age-matched general population sample. Male participants (age range: 50–89 years old) were used to compare health outcomes of self-reported physician-diagnosed conditions: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, depression and anxiety between study populations. Conditional logistic regression ...
Source: International Journal of Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Sciences Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings of this first study to evaluate NSAID's mediating role in OA ‐CVD relationship suggest that NSAID use substantially contributes to the OA‐CVD association.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Full Length Source Type: research
Background and Aims: In Spain, hypertension and DM are major health problems. The importance of determining the CV risk associated with both is based on the evidence of simultaneous CV risk factors potentiate each other, giving rise to a total CV risk that is greater than the sum of its components. Our objective was to study the income from coronary heart disease, heart failure or stroke produced in these patients during follow-up.
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Posters 26 - 29 May, 2019 Source Type: research
SOCOS group Abstract The International Staging System (ISS) -calculated from serum albumin and beta-2 microglobulin (β2m)- is an established prognostic marker in multiple myeloma (MM), which has also been suggested to account for survival among general senior population. Our objective was to examine long-term survival of older women free of MM according to baseline ISS. The study included 230 community-dwelling healthy older women without known MM from the EPIDOS cohort (mean ± SD, 80.4 ± 3.4 years). Serum albumin and β2m were measured at baseline, and used to calculate the ISS a ...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
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Conclusions: We provided the first nationally representative estimate of refractory hypertension prevalence in US adults.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The relationship between self-reported hearing problems and CVD is mediated by psychological distress. Further research is needed to identify causal pathways and psychophysiological mechanisms involved in this relationship and to identify effective methods for addressing cardiovascular health-related psychosocial factors in the treatment of hearing impairment. PMID: 31339788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo distinguish extreme and very high atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) event risk based on prospective epidemiological studies and clinical trial results.Recent FindingsClinical practice guidelines have categorized patients with either a history of one or more “clinical ASCVD” events or “coronary heart disease (CHD) risk equivalency” to be at “very high risk” for a recurrence or a first event, respectively. A 20% or greater 10-year ASCVD risk for a composite 3-point “major” atherosclerotic cardiovascular event (MACE) of non-fatal myocardi...
Source: Current Diabetes Reports - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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