ACC 2022 Two analyses using data of four phase 3 trials show that treatment with bempedoic acid lowers LDL-c in patients with renal impairment and in patients with hypertension. In addition, the analyses showed that bempedoic acid was generally well tolerated in these patients.
ACC 2022 Prof. Tita shares the results of the CHAP trial, which showed that treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnant women to a BP goal <140/90 mmHg reduces adverse pregnancy outcomes and does not impair fetal growth.
AHA 2021 Alexander Blood talks about the design of a remote algorithm-based program for hypertension and lipid management and shares the outcomes of the first 10,000 patients enrolled in this program.
AHA 2021 This remote hypertension and LDL-c management program enrolled over 10,000 patients at high CV risk. The program effectively improved hypertension and LDL-c control across a diverse health care network.
AHA 2021 Prof. Ferdinand summarizes and discusses the results from the Chinese Rural Hypertension Control (CRHC) Project.
AHA 2021 In a cluster trial of villages, BP control was significantly improved by a village doctor-led intervention for hypertension treatment compared to usual care among hypertensive residents in rural China.
This analysis of data from the EORP-AF LTG registry provides an overview of characteristics, treatment and 1-year outcomes of contemporary AF patients in the Netherlands and Belgium.
ESC 2021 The QUARTET trial showed that starting with a quarter-dose quadruple combination pill led to greater BP lowering compared to starting with standard dose monotherapy in patients with hypertension.
ESC 2021 The Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS) showed that replacement of salt (100% NaCl) with a salt substitute (75% NaCl + 25% KCl) reduces the risk of stroke in people with prior stroke or hypertension.
Women with hypertension stage 1 (130-139 mmHg) at their early 40s had an increased risk of ACS during midlife, while this association was non-significant in men after adjusting for CV risk factors.
This systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force provides an overview of benefits and harms of screening for hypertension in adults and on the accuracy of screening and confirmatory BP measurements.
Adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) are associated with future development of CVD. The statement from the American Heart Association gives recommendations for strategies to reduce the long-term CVD risk in women with APOs.