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.

Multivitamins Fail to Improve Memory in Older Men

Study findings suggest that daily multivitamins fail to prevent cognitive decline in older adults.

New Recommendations for Blood Pressure Management

New recommendations for the treatment of high blood pressure—a condition that affects nearly 78 million U.S. adults—were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Nighttime breathing treatments help lower blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea.

Energy Drinks Increase the Heart's Contraction Rate

Study suggests that energy drinks may be unsafe for children and individuals with existing heart conditions, like an irregular heartbeat.

National Efforts to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Experts release a science advisory, which includes a new approach for the treatment of hypertension.
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Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Improve Blood Pressure

Clinical trial cut short after finding no association between vitamin D supplements and blood pressure control.

Nut Consumption Linked to Longevity

Study finds that regular consumption of nuts could lower risk of death by as much as 20%.

Vitamin D Test Misdiagnoses African-Americans

Standard test wrongly labels most African-Americans as vitamin D deficient.
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It's Easier to Lose Weight with Family and Friends, Study Finds

Weight loss interventions in social networks are more effective than standard care.
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Preschoolers Learn Heart-Healthy Lessons with 'Sesame Street'

Study finds heart-health messages in “Sesame Street” promote healthier behavior in preschool children.

Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Women

Study finds that sports-related sudden cardiac death is much lower in women compared to men.

Flu Shot Curbs Cardiovascular Risk

The seasonal flu shot is life-saving for patients at high risk for heart disease.

Tour de France Riders Live Longer, Study Finds

Elite cyclists live longer and have lower risk of death compared to average adults.

Healthy Obesity: An Oxymoron?

Being more physically fit, having a smaller waistline and having normal blood sugar may help protect some obese individuals from chronic diseases.

Registry Program Sheds Light on Quality of Care

A report on data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry highlights success stories and areas of improvement in cardiovascular care.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Low Among High School Athletes

Study urges against widespread screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

More Children Severely Obese than Ever Before

Experts report that 4-6% of children are severely obese, and effective treatments are not well understood.

Does It Cost More to Eat Healthy?

Increased food costs discourage adults from adhering to blood pressure-lowering diet, according to a recent study.

Innovative Anti-Smoking Campaign a Success

First federally funded anti-smoking campaign helps smokers quit with tips from former smokers.

E-Cigarettes: Helping Smokers Quit?

Study finds e-cigarettes are more effective than patches in helping smokers kick the habit for good.

Large-Scale Program Improves Blood Pressure Control

Program implemented by Kaiser Permanente in California helps patients with high blood pressure achieve better results.

Medication Adherence Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Taking heart medications properly greatly reduces risk for complications and death, study finds.

Caloric Intake of Obese Children is Underestimated

Study uses model to show obese children consume significantly more calories each day than healthy children.

Study Highlights Need For More AEDs

Availability of life-saving devices must be widespread in public places.

Echocardiograms Unnecessary for the General Population

Study finds that a useful heart test has negligible benefit for healthy patients without a family history of heart disease.