Association between household income and pulse pressure: data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
This study was performed to investigate the association between household income and brachial pulse pressure (PP) in the general Korean population.MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was based on data acquired in the 2018 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2018 KNHANES). A total of 13004 subjects at the age of 20 years or older analysed. The information on monthly household income was obtained through the questionnaire, and was stratified into 5 groups for each quintile. Brachial blood pressure (BP) was measured 3 times, and the average of the second and third measured BPs were used. PP was calculated as...
Source: Blood Pressure - May 20, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Hack-Lyoung Kim Jaehoon Chung Woo-Hyun Lim Jae-Bin Seo Sang-Hyun Kim Joo-Hee Zo Myung-A Kim Source Type: research

Continuous positive airway pressure adherence and blood pressure lowering in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and nocturnal hypertension
Blood Press. 2021 May 11:1-8. doi: 10.1080/08037051.2021.1922267. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: We investigated continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence and its association with the blood pressure (BP) and pulse rate changes in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) and hypertension.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a single-blind trial, patients were randomly assigned to CPAP or sham CPAP treatment for 3 months. We performed clinic, ambulatory and home BP measurements at baseline and during follow-up. CPAP adherence was assessed as the CPAP frequency per week and time per night. Non-adherence ...
Source: Blood Pressure - May 12, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Jia-Hui Xia Yuan-Yuan Kang Yi-Bang Cheng Qi-Fang Huang Ting-Yan Xu Yan Li Ji-Guang Wang Source Type: research

Management of hypertensive emergencies: a practical approach
Conclusions: In this educational review we proposed the BARKH-based algorithm for a quick identification of hypertensive emergencies and associated acute organ damage, to allow the patients with hypertensive emergencies to receive immediate treatment in a proper setting.PMID:33966560 | DOI:10.1080/08037051.2021.1917983 (Source: Blood Pressure)
Source: Blood Pressure - May 10, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Gian Paolo Rossi Giacomo Rossitto Chiarastella Maifredini Agata Barchitta Andrea Bettella Raffaele Latella Luisa Ruzza Beatrice Sabini Teresa M Seccia Source Type: research

Better drug adherence improves blood pressure control and lowers cardiovascular disease outcomes - from single pill combinations to monitoring of a nationwide health insurance database
Blood Press. 2021 Apr 29:1-2. doi: 10.1080/08037051.2021.1917192. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33910432 | DOI:10.1080/08037051.2021.1917192 (Source: Blood Pressure)
Source: Blood Pressure - April 29, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Sverre E Kjeldsen Krzysztof Narkiewicz Michel Burnier Suzanne Oparil Source Type: research

Home blood pressure monitoring to improve hypertension control: a narrative review of international guideline recommendations
Conclusion: Clinicians recommending HBPM to their patients with hypertension should utilise a standardised HBPM protocol, based on available guideline recommendations.PMID:33853465 | DOI:10.1080/08037051.2021.1911622 (Source: Blood Pressure)
Source: Blood Pressure - April 15, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: John Andraos Luma Munjy Michael S Kelly Source Type: research