Remote monitoring was associated with an increase in outpatient visits, which was likely due to reimbursement requirements, according to the authors of the retrospective study of Medicare patients with hypertension.
28 Nov 2023
Home measurement of high blood pressure overcomes variability inherent in office measurements, delivers better assessment of systolic pressure (and hence, of possible cardiovascular events) and offers a better chance of discontinuing drug therapy.
1 Mar 2011
Researchers observed that more intensive blood pressure treatment lowered risk of cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality regardless of whether patients had orthostatic hypotension.
24 Oct 2023
While ACP's Performance Measurement Committee considers the Controlling High Blood Pressure measure to be “high impact,” it determined after review in July 2021 that it does not support the measure due to uncertain validity.
1 Apr 2022
The authors of a randomized, double-blind, repeated crossover trial in Sweden estimated that personalized antihypertensive therapy could yield an average reduction in systolic blood pressure of 4.4 mm Hg compared to fixed-choice therapy.
18 Apr 2023
The President-elect of the American Medical Women's Association discusses mentorship, advocacy, and more.
1 Sep 2023
A 74-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for hypertension and slowly progressive chronic kidney disease. She reports that she feels well and has no symptoms. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
13 Dec 2022
A 68-year-old man is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and aortofemoral bypass surgery 2 years ago. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?
15 Nov 2022
More than 20% of patients with resistant hypertension have primary aldosteronism, an underrecognized cause of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
1 May 2021
A 44-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for chronic hypertension. Over the past month, her average blood pressure measured with home blood pressure monitoring was 150/90 mm Hg. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
11 Oct 2022