High Blood Pressure

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about high blood pressure. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

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Spikes in Violent Crime Linked to Increased Blood Pressure

Study links 2015 Chicago crime surge to increased risk for high blood pressure, even in low-crime areas.

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Big Evening Meals Increase Risk for Prediabetes and High Blood Pressure

Eating earlier in the day could be better for heart health, finds study of Hispanic adults.

Study Confirms the Link Between Gum Disease and High Blood Pressure

Gum disease may make it harder to treat high blood pressure, finds study of 3,600 U.S. adults.

Church Program Helps African-Americans Improve Blood Pressure Control

Health programming delivered in New York City churches shows promise for black adults with high blood pressure.  

Fluctuations in Weight, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Spell Trouble for Heart Health

Maintaining good health reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death, shows Korean study of 6.7 million adults.

Experts Stress the Importance of a Healthy Blood Pressure and Weight

Even small changes toward better health can have a large impact on preventing heart disease.

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Helps Prevent Dementia

French study finds that seven factors related to heart health could reduce risk for dementia and cognitive decline.

Why Weight Loss Efforts Should Start at a Young Age

Overweight and obese teenagers can already display signs of suboptimal heart heath—higher blood pressure, increased cardiac output, larger hearts.

Children Should Avoid Diet Drinks, Advise Experts

Experts can’t say with certainty that artificially sweetened drinks are safe, based on a recent advisory from the American Heart Association.

African-Americans are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure by Middle Age

Study highlights the need for early treatment and prevention.

African-Americans Face Lower Survival Rates After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Black survivors of sudden cardiac arrest are less likely to live five more years compared to white survivors, study finds.

Health Literacy is Critical to Heart Disease Prevention

An American Heart Association statement addresses health literacy as a barrier to heart health. 

Loneliness is Bad for the Heart

A lack of social support is linked to poorer health outcomes in heart patients.

No Such Thing as Healthy Obesity

Both weight and metabolic health are key to preventing heart disease. 

South Asians Face Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Experts issue a statement focusing on the prevention and treatment of risk factors for heart disease for South Asians in the United States.

Living Near Fast Food is Associated with Greater Risk for Heart Disease

Dutch study links easy access to fast food and increased risk for heart disease.

Smartphone App Improves Blood Pressure Medication Adherence

The app in this study provided a medication reminder, blood pressure tracking and peer support.

Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Obesity

Some of the health effects of childhood obesity are reversible with early weight loss, study finds.

PTSD Increases Risk of Hypertension in Injured Soldiers

Study links severe combat injuries and PTSD to increased risk for high blood pressure.

Breastfeeding May be Protective for Heart Health

Breastfeeding shows heart health benefits for some mothers, including those with normal blood pressure.

Treating High Blood Pressure in Black Barbershops

Los Angeles study shows on-site pharmacists promote better blood pressure management.

High Blood Pressure Common in Women with History of Preeclampsia

Heart disease risk is elevated in many women who experienced severe preeclampsia, finds Dutch study.

Women with Preterm Deliveries Face Increased Heart Risk

Mothers of preemies are encouraged to have heart disease risk factors closely monitored.

Breast Cancer Therapies Increase Heart Risks, Experts Warn

A statement from the American Heart Association highlights a close link between breast cancer and heart disease.

Fluctuation in Blood Pressure Associated with Increased Heart Risks

Keeping blood pressure consistently in the optimal range should be the goal for adults with hypertension.