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.

High blood pressure

Alarming Uptick in Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure, Study Shows

Rising death rates affect all demographic groups, with the rural South hardest hit.
CardioSmart News

Patients Urged to Continue Blood Pressure and Heart Failure Medications Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The HFSA/ACC/AHA issued a joint statement about COVID-19 and a group of drugs used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

Coronavirus

Heart Patients Warned of Risks from Coronavirus

People with heart disease seem to be at higher risk of developing serious illness from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Use Olive Oil Instead of Saturated Fats for Heart Health, Study Suggests

Olive oil linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease in analysis of more than 90,000 U.S. adults.
Man taking medicine

Do Preventive Medicines Undermine Healthy Habits?

People who start taking medicines to prevent heart disease might benefit from added support to keep up healthy habits.
Glass of milk

Skip Milk? Opinions Vary on Its Benefits

The dietary guideline urging most Americans to drink three glasses of milk a day isn’t justified, according to authors of a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Marijuana

Highlighting the Concerns of Marijuana's Effects on the Heart

Marijuana use is associated with cardiovascular problems and can interfere with common heart medications, according to a review article.

More Research Needed to Achieve Health Equity in Preventive Care

Experts identify gaps in knowledge about how to put proven services into practice.

Long Work Hours Linked to High Blood Pressure

Working more than 40 hours a week may increase risk of high blood pressure, finds study of white-collar workers. 

Top CardioSmart News Articles of 2019

This year's most-read patient stories worth a second look.

Medications Boost Survival After Open Heart Surgery

Study confirms benefits of blood pressure, cholesterol and anti-clotting medications after open heart surgery. 

Less Than Six Hours of Sleep a Night Could Shorten Your Lifespan

Adequate sleep is especially important in patients with or at risk for heart disease.

Diet Soda and Sugary Drinks May Affect Lifespan, Study Finds

Two or more sodas a day shown to increase risk of death in nearly half a million Europeans.

High Blood Pressure a Growing Concern Among Pregnant Women

Large-scale study shows a dramatic rise in high blood pressure rates among pregnant women.

Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed meat.

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Beneficial in Black Adults

Monitoring blood pressure outside the doctor's office may help further identify those at high risk for heart events. 

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in Early Adulthood Shape Future Heart Health

Risk factors in early adulthood have long-lasting effects on heart health as we age.

Three Prevention Efforts Could Save 94 Million Lives Over 25 Years

Global analysis shows that improving blood pressure and diet could save millions of lives over the next few decades.

Decades of Health Gains Lost After Cutbacks in Low-Income, Rural Maine

Study suggests continued health programming is needed to reduce health disparities in low-income communities.

Energy Drinks Quickly Affect the Heart

Energy drinks cause changes in heartbeat and blood pressure within hours.

CardioSmart News

Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment May Improve Brain Function and Reduce Heart Risks in the Elderly

Tighter blood pressure control can improve outcomes for elderly adults.

CardioSmart News

Fitness is a Strong Predictor of Survival in Adults Over 70

Traditional risk factors are so common in older people that they become almost meaningless for predicting future health.
CardioSmart News

A Nap a Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

The blood pressure-lowering effects of naps may be similar to other lifestyle changes and medication, says Greek study.

Exercise Plus Less Sitting Improves Blood Pressure in Obese Adults

Breaking up sitting with just three minutes of activity has immediate heart-health benefits, finds Australian study.