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.
EPCCS 2018 An impression of the presentation of Prof. Richard McManus on the evidence of thresholds, the difference in guidelines and the role of the GP, given during the Annual EPCCS CV Summit.
EPCCS 2018 Slides prepared and presented by Dr. M.C. van der Wel (Nijmegen), here offered as an educational service.
EPCCS 2018 Slides prepared and presented by Prof. Richard McManus (Oxford, UK), here offered as an educational service.