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Better Provider Communication Might Improve Medication Adherence Better Provider Communication Might Improve Medication Adherence
Several modifiable aspects of patient-provider communication contribute to poor medication adherence in patients with hypertension, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years - Los Angeles County, 1999-2006 and 2007-2014
Study used NHANES data to look at the prevalence of hypertension in adults in Los Angeles County. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctor-patient dialogue may boost use of blood pressure drugs
Doctors can help boost use of high blood pressure medications by their poor patients simply by talking to them, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines point way toward more effectively addressing hypertension in kids, teens
(Case Western Reserve University) The first new national guidelines since 2004 on identifying and treating high blood pressure in children and adolescents (aged 3-18 years old) have been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which convened a panel of experts to produce the new recommendations. The AAP report, offers a series of evidence-based recommendations for pediatricians derived from a comprehensive review of nearly 15,000 medical studies published since 2004. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

THIS diet to reduce high blood pressure could also tackle gout
HIGH blood pressure readings could be lowered by following the DASH diet. But the diet could also help tackle symptoms of gout. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ventripoint touts publication of VMS heart analysis system study
Ventripoint Diagnostics this week announced the publication of a study of its VMS heart analysis system, touting that the system’s functionality. The study, undertaken by the cardiology group at London’s Royal Free Hospital, was published in the journal Echocardiography. Results from the study indicate that the system was able to follow patients with enlarged right ventricles and accurately measure small but significant changes in volume and function, Ventripoint said. The company said that the system’s ability to monitor clinical outcomes after therapy has been initiated is important in determining if th...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials VentriPoint Diagnostics Source Type: news

More children may receive high blood pressure diagnosis with new guidelines
More kids and teens are likely to be diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure with of new guidelines released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs
TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Doctors can help boost use of high blood pressure medications by their poor patients simply by talking to them, a new study suggests. Many people fail to take their blood pressure-lowering drugs, putting them at higher risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Decompressive craniectomy in the management of intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Zhang D, Xue Q, Chen J, Dong Y, Hou L, Jiang Y, Wang J.
We aim to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the prognostic value of decompressive craniectomy (DC) in patients with traumatic intracranial hypertension. PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Web of Science, http://clin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Lowering your reading to THIS could protect against memory loss
HIGH blood pressure can increase the risk of dementia - and even fluctuating blood pressure can affect a person ’s reading, research has revealed. Now experts have suggested what the reading should reveal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines
Title: Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New GuidelinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How text messaging could help tackle high blood pressure in at-risk patients
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new trial plans to identify patients at urban hospitals who are at risk of hypertension and use text messages to help them reduce their blood pressure and obtain follow-up care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lower blood pressure best for seniors' minds
For seniors and particularly blacks with high blood pressure, lowering it may help keep their minds sharp, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP Guideline Updates Practice for Pediatric Hypertension AAP Guideline Updates Practice for Pediatric Hypertension
New normative blood pressure tables, revised screening protocols, and recommendations for initiating antihypertensive medication are among the central points of the clinical practice guideline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Why more kids will be diagnosed with high blood pressure
Experts say many cases of hypertension in kids currently go undetected and don't get the treatment they need (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines
Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, High Blood Pressure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure is on the rise in children and teens
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines to help detect high blood pressure in children and teens. This is after a study revealed that 3.5 percent have hypertension. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors' Minds
And study found that healthy reductions may benefit blacks even more than whites Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, High Blood Pressure, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk
Regular marijuana users had higher rates of hypertension-related deaths. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Blood Pressure Marijuana Hypertension Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Number of Kids Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 -- More U.S. kids and teens are likely to be diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure because of new guidelines released Monday from the American Academy of Pediatrics. About 3.5 percent of children and teens have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors' Minds
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 -- For seniors and particularly blacks with high blood pressure, lowering it may help keep their minds sharp, a new study suggests. The association between high blood pressure and the risk for mental decline is well-documented.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many more children will suddenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure
More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure during their annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More children will suddenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure
More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure during their annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pediatrics Group Issues Guidelines on Blood Pressure Management in Children (FREE)
By the Editors The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines on high blood pressure in children and adolescents. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Surge of Kidney Failure Deaths Blamed on Heat Exposure Surge of Kidney Failure Deaths Blamed on Heat Exposure
An estimated 50,000 people without any of the usual risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes, have died in global hot spots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Study: Hypertension in pregnancy may affect long-term heart health
Researchers have found that women who have hypertension during pregnancy have an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iowa ​​​​​BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)
The BRFSS is an Iowa-specific surveillance system that surveys adults 18 years and older on self-reported health behaviors. Each month a random sample of structured telephone interviews are done. Questions in the survey relate to nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, hypertension, blood cholesterol, alcohol use, inadequate preventive health care, and other risk factors. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure? Targeting the body’s smallest organ could LOWER your reading
BLOOD pressure is controlled by the body ’s smallest organ - which is the size of a grain of rice. Now experts believe they have found a new way of treating it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: How targeting the body’s smallest organ could REDUCE your reading
BLOOD pressure is controlled by the body ’s smallest organ - which is the size of a grain of rice. Now experts believe they have found a new way of treating it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: How targeting the body’s smallest organ could LOWER your reading
BLOOD pressure is controlled by the body ’s smallest organ - which is the size of a grain of rice. Now experts believe they have found a new way of treating it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana Raises Risk of Dying From Hypertension
Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Dying From Hypertension (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women's long-term cardiovascular health
(Wiley) Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Dying From Hypertension Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Dying From Hypertension
NHANES data suggest marijuana users have a threefold risk of dying from hypertension, and the risk increases with each additional year of use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — Los Angeles County, 1999–2006 and 2007–2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart attack breakthrough: This treatment could prevent damage to vital organ
HEART ATTACKS - conditions commonly associated with high blood pressure and high cholesterol - can be deadly and even if people survive them their hearts can be affected. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ELABELA deficiency promotes preeclampsia and cardiovascular malformations in mice
Preeclampsia (PE) is a gestational hypertensive syndrome affecting between 5 and 8% of all pregnancies. Although PE is the leading cause of fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality, its molecular etiology is still unclear. Here, we show that ELABELA (ELA), an endogenous ligand of the apelin receptor (APLNR, or APJ), is a circulating hormone secreted by the placenta. Elabela but not Apelin knockout pregnant mice exhibit PE-like symptoms, including proteinuria and elevated blood pressure due to defective placental angiogenesis. In mice, infusion of exogenous ELA normalizes hypertension, proteinuria, and birth weight. ELA, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ho, L., van Dijk, M., Chye, S. T. J., Messerschmidt, D. M., Chng, S. C., Ong, S., Yi, L. K., Boussata, S., Goh, G. H.-Y., Afink, G. B., Lim, C. Y., Dunn, N. R., Solter, D., Knowles, B. B., Reversade, B. Tags: Development reports Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 16, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Is there a digital health solution for treating pain? Could TENS devices be a potential answer to the opioid crisis? If they are, it’ll be thanks to digital health. Case in point is NeuroMetrix’s Quell device. ...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Symptom checker: THESE three silent killers will give you no warning
SYMPTOMS are crucial for indicating whether something is amiss with our health or not. However, some deadly conditions - such as prostate cancer and high blood pressure - may give no signs at all. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ReCor Medical adds another $12m for trial of Paradise renal denervation device
ReCor Medical last week added a $12 million contribution from Otsuka Pharmaceutical (TYO:4578) to the $10 million it raised from the Japanese conglomerate last year for a clinical trial of its Paradise renal denervation device for treating hypertension, ReCor president & CEO Andrew Weiss told MassDevice.com this morning. In May 2016 Otsuka participated in a strategic investment of an unspecified amount; Weiss told us that that round and the $12 million debt financing added last week are earmarked for the Radiance-HTN efficacy study of the Paradise device, which is designed to use ultrasoun...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Hypertension ReCor Medical Source Type: news

High blood pressure: If reading reveals THIS you could be at greater risk of dementia
HIGH blood pressure is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. However, now scientists have suggested blood pressure readings which fluctuate could also put patients at risk of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: If your reading does THIS you could be at greater risk of dementia
HIGH blood pressure is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. However, now scientists have suggested blood pressure readings which fluctuate could also put patients at risk of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular disease: THIS could increase risk - but a household appliance could help
CARDIOVASCULAR disease, also known as heart disease, can be trigger by a range of lifestyle factors - food, lack of exercise and high blood pressure. Now experts believe air pollution has a big role in risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age and Differences in Antihypertensive Adherence in Hispanics Age and Differences in Antihypertensive Adherence in Hispanics
Hispanics have a higher prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension than do people of other racial/ethnic groups. Does poor adherence play a significant role, and does it differ by age group?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

'Fat but fit' people may still be at risk of heart disease
Conclusion This large, valuable study confirms that – as has long been thought – an increased BMI is linked with an increased risk of heart disease. It shows that people with an obese BMI had a higher risk of heart disease, even if they didn't have other risk factors like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, proving that body fat is an independent risk factor. That said, this study does have some limitations. For example, definitions of being metabolically unhealthy aren't entirely consistent with other definitions of metabolic syndrome. This was also only assessed at the start of the study, and risk fac...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Source Type: news

FDA approves pivotal study of Vascular Dynamics MobiusHD high blood pressure device
Vascular Dynamics said today that the FDA approved an investigational device exemption for a clinical trial of its MobiusHD device for treating resistant hypertension. MobiusHD is designed to help regulate blood pressure using electrodes implanted in the carotid artery to stimulate baroreceptors there. Mountain View, Calif.–based Vascular Dynamics said the 300-patient Calm 2 study is designed to compare treatment with MobiusHD and a sham procedure. The primary safety endpoint is a composite of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, device embolization, carotid occlusion, new ipsilateral carotid stenosis requ...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance vasculardynamics Source Type: news

Therapeutic fusion protein could mitigate blood vessel damage from cardiovascular disease
(Boston Children's Hospital) Scientists from Boston Children's Hospital Vascular Biology Program have revealed an engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health following the onset of hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An engineered S1P chaperone attenuates hypertension and ischemic injury
We report the development of a soluble carrier for S1P, ApoM-Fc, which activated S1P receptors in a sustained manner and promoted endothelial function. In contrast, ApoM-Fc did not modulate circulating lymphocyte numbers, suggesting that it specifically activated endothelial S1P receptors. ApoM-Fc administration reduced blood pressure in hypertensive mice, attenuated myocardial damage after ischemia/reperfusion injury, and reduced brain infarct volume in the middle cerebral artery occlusion model of stroke. Our proof-of-concept study suggests that selective and sustained targeting of endothelial S1P receptors by ApoM-Fc co...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Swendeman, S. L., Xiong, Y., Cantalupo, A., Yuan, H., Burg, N., Hisano, Y., Cartier, A., Liu, C. H., Engelbrecht, E., Blaho, V., Zhang, Y., Yanagida, K., Galvani, S., Obinata, H., Salmon, J. E., Sanchez, T., Di Lorenzo, A., Hla, T. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

High blood pressure and pregnancy: Know the facts
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Renal Denervation Still Alive, But for How Long?
(MedPage Today) -- Industry, trialists won't give up on invasive hypertension therapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news