EPCCS 2018 Three professors discuss how best to measure blood pressure, when to call it hypertension, and once hypertension is diagnosed, what BP target to aim for, based on the latest scientific insights.
Black individuals have a significantly higher risk for hypertension compared with whites, from young adulthood through middle age, irrespective of BP before the age of 30 years.
Prof. Hobbs stresses the importance of CVRM in primary care and how to manage this risk beyond glucose control.
BP responses to exercise are similar in treated–controlled, treated-uncontrolled, and untreated hypertensives but higher compared with normotensives.
Individuals with hypertension at mid-life, defined as SBP ≥130 mmHg at the age of 50, have an increased risk of dementia, which is proportional to the duration of the exposure to hypertension
Before publication later this year, a first look at the new 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines of hypertension was presented. One of the key messages was the unchanged definition of hypertension of BP >140/90 mmHg.
CV risk is high in obese women without metabolic abnormalities, as well as in women with hypertension, diabetes or hypercholesterolemia, independently of their body mass index.
EPCCS 2018 A recording of the lecture by prof. McManus, in which he considered why guidelines do not agree on BP targets, and how GPs can best manage hypertension.
Patients with hypertension with low platelet counts and high total homocysteine levels, which may promote platelet adherence, had the highest risk of first stroke, and this risk was reduced with folic acid treatment.
24-hour, daytime, and nighttime ambulatory systolic blood pressure measurements were better predictors of all-cause and CV mortality compared with blood pressure measurements in the clinic.
Based on the new blood pressure definitions for children, the estimated population prevalence of hypertension in individuals aged 5-18 years increased from 11.8% to 14.2%.
Obesity in childhood that persists or worsens during adulthood is associated with higher risks of developing hypertension, T2DM, and dyslipidemia.