Pedro Ordunez, Norm R C Campbell, Donald J DiPette, Marc G Jaffe, Andres Rosende, Ramon Martinez, Angelo Gamarra, Cintia Lombardi, Natalia Parra, Libardo Rodriguez, Yenny Rodriguez, Jeffrey Brettler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: HEARTS in the Americas is the regional adaptation of Global Hearts, the World Health Organization initiative for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and control. Its overarching goal is to drive health services to change managerial and clinical practice in primary care settings to improve hypertension control and CVD risk management. This review describes the HEARTS in the Americas initiative. First, the regional epidemiological situation of CVD mortality and population hypertension control trends are summarized; then the rationale for its main intervention components: the primary care-oriented management system and the HEARTS Clinical Pathway are described...
December 2, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Simranjit Kaur, Hadley T Ewing, Junie P Warrington
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), especially preeclampsia has increased significantly over the last two decades. Patients with these disorders often report cerebral and visual symptoms, which are listed as potential diagnosis criteria for preeclampsia, if accompanied by new-onset hypertension. Recent studies indicate that cerebral complications in HDP patients are associated with a compromised blood-brain barrier (BBB). The purpose of this review is to highlight the recent literature focused on the BBB in HDP, identify gaps in knowledge, and discuss future directions in this research area...
November 24, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Kianna Eurick-Bering, Brett Todd, Lauren Cameron-Comasco
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to review data surrounding the emergency department management of elevated blood pressure in older adults, including the management of hypertensive crisis and outpatient management of markedly elevated blood pressure. RECENT FINDINGS: Acute lowering of blood pressure in older adults with markedly elevated blood pressure may lead to serious complications without improvements in hospital length of stay, return visits, or mortality...
November 21, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Sahar H Koubar, Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, Muner M B Mohamed, John E Hall, Michael E Hall, Mohamed Hassanein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to explore the underlying mechanisms that lead to hypertension in glomerular diseases and the advancements in treatment strategies and to provide clinicians with valuable insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms and evidence-based therapeutic approaches for managing hypertension in patients with glomerular diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: In recent years, there have been remarkable advancements in our understanding of the immune and non-immune mechanisms that are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension in glomerular diseases...
November 20, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Lilian Awad, Usha Sethuraman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric hypertension has been on the rise over the past four decades. While most cases are evaluated and managed in the primary healthcare setting, some children may be referred to the emergency department (ED) for an expedited workup of elevated blood pressure or for management of hypertensive crisis. RECENT FINDINGS: Acute severe hypertension without end-organ damage and hypertensive emergency are life-threatening conditions that healthcare providers must be prepared to accurately recognize and treat as pediatric hypertension increases in prevalence...
November 17, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
T Michael Farley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Review parenteral therapeutic choices in treatment of hypertensive crises by mechanism of action and summarize recent literature on the management of hypertensive crises. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent data have documented the safety and efficacy of labetalol and nicardipine in treatment of hypertensive crises as well as characterized the hypertensive emergency population to a much greater extent. Based on recent data, hypertensive emergencies are seen in 0...
November 17, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
T Caroline Bank, Diana Kline, Maged M Costantine
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent data describing the challenges and innovations in therapeutic research focused on the prevention and treatment of preeclampsia. RECENT FINDINGS: Pregnant individuals have traditionally been excluded from therapeutic research, resulting in a paucity of innovation in therapeutics for pregnancy-specific medical conditions, especially preeclampsia. With the increased awareness of maternal morbidity and mortality, there is significant interest among researchers to expand therapeutic research in pregnancy...
November 16, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Amber Tang, Eugene Yang, Joseph E Ebinger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nocturnal hypertension and non-dipping are both associated with increased cardiovascular risk; however, debate remains over which is a better prognosticator of cardiovascular outcomes. This review explores current literature on nocturnal hypertension and non-dipping to assess their relationship to cardiovascular disease and implications for clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: While current data remain inconclusive, some suggest that nocturnal hypertension is a more reliable and clinically significant marker of cardiovascular risk than non-dipping status...
November 13, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Bryony Beal, Aletta E Schutte, Brendon L Neuen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sodium glucose transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors) are increasingly prescribed due to their considerable benefits on clinical outcomes in people with diabetes, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Hypertension is a common comorbidity in each of these disease states, increasing risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We herein review the effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on blood pressure in different populations, proposed mechanisms of action, and the contribution of blood pressure lowering to end-organ protection...
November 10, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Xiaying Li, Jingjing Zeng, Bo Chen, Menglin Fan, Jie Wang, Lingqi Wei, Yong Ren, Shaoyong Xu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: It has recently been suggested that the timing of exercise is important in the subsequent development of hypertension. We used the UK Biobank database which prospectively collates data in over 500,000 people aged between 40 and 69 years to determine the relationship between the chronoactivity pattern of exercise and the risk of incident hypertension. RECENT FINDINGS: We analyzed data from 70,617 participants with 7-day Axivity AX3 triaxial accelerometry information available...
November 10, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Daniel A Kusko, Jason Blake, Rebecca Williams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of both insomnia and hypertension in the general population is vast and the health implications to individuals and society are costly. The current pharmacological treatment options for insomnia and hypertension are limited and patients are becoming increasingly interested in non-pharmacological treatment options. Mindfulness, a disciplined mental training practice rooted in Eastern traditions, has become a widely popular treatment method for multiple chronic health problems...
November 3, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Panagiota Anyfanti, Anastasia Malliora, Agapi Chionidou, Konstantinos Mastrogiannis, Antonios Lazaridis, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This narrative review article aims to discuss more recent evidence, current challenges, and future perspectives regarding the clinical importance of nocturnal hypertension and nighttime blood pressure dipping, with particular reference to diagnosis, prognostic value, and therapeutic approach. RECENT FINDINGS: The importance of nighttime blood pressure and nighttime blood pressure dipping has been demonstrated in decades. Increased nighttime blood pressure has been acknowledged as an unfavorable clinical trait...
October 31, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Soolim Jeong, Stacy D Hunter, Marc D Cook, Gregory J Grosicki, Austin T Robinson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review underlying mechanisms and environmental factors that may influence racial disparities in the development of salt-sensitive blood pressure. RECENT FINDINGS: Our group and others have observed racial differences in diet and hydration, which may influence salt sensitivity. Dietary salt elicits negative alterations to the gut microbiota and immune system, which may increase hypertension risk, but little is known regarding potential racial differences in these physiological responses...
October 25, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Brooke M Shafer, Sophia A Kogan, Andrew W McHill
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Misalignment between the endogenous biological timing system and behavioral activities (i.e., sleep/wake, eating, activity) contributes to adverse cardiovascular health. In this review, we discuss the effects of recurring circadian misalignment on blood pressure regulation and the implications for hypertension development. Additionally, we highlight emerging therapeutic approaches designed to mitigate the negative cardiovascular consequences elicited by circadian disruption...
October 14, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Tammy Do, Ashley Van, Arash Ataei, Swati Sharma, Rajesh Mohandas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to explore the role of microvascular dysfunction in obesity-hypertension, discuss the effects obesity has on renal microvasculature, review the current methods for assessing microvascular dysfunction and available therapeutic options, and identify critical areas for further research. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a strong association between obesity and hypertension. However, the pathophysiology of obesity-hypertension is not clear...
October 14, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Alberto Mazza, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Gioia Torin, Francesca Bulighin, Yuri Battaglia, Fulvio Fiorini
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October 10, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Tomáš Seeman, Terezie Šuláková, Stella Stabouli
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October 10, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Daniela Carnevale
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Essential hypertension is a huge health problem that significantly impacts worldwide population in terms of morbidity and mortality. Idiopathic in its nature, elevated blood pressure results from a complex interaction between polygenic components and environmental and lifestyle factors. The constant growth in the burden of hypertension is at odds with expectations, considering the availability of therapeutic strategies. Hence, there is an endless need to further investigate the complexity of factors contributing to blood pressure elevation...
October 3, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Rui Zuo, Shuang Liu, Lu Xu, Hua Pang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a leading global cause of secondary hypertension. Subtyping diagnosis of PA is the key to surgery, but accurate classification of PA is crucial but challenging in clinical diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of this review is to provide a summary of current literature and propose subtyping diagnosis flow chart to help us classify PA quickly and accurately. RECENT FINDINGS: Early diagnosis and accurate typing are essential for the timely treatment and appropriate management of PA...
October 3, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
Nathan Rockey, Lilia Cervantes, Katherine LeMasters, Katherine Rizzolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the current literature on care of hypertension and chronic kidney disease for people who are currently and formerly incarcerated, and to make recommendations for improving outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a growing body of literature describing care for kidney disease and hypertension for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals that documents the provision of care itself, notably that many jails contract with private companies; the system is not designed to provide sustained, chronic disease care; and the transition from incarceration to community is fraught with gaps in care...
September 29, 2023: Current Hypertension Reports
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