Sex Differences in Blood #Pressure Trajectories Over the Life Course

..Women compared with men exhibited a steeper increase in BP that began as early as in the third decade and continued through the life course (likelihood ratio test χ2 = 531 for systolic BP; χ2 = 123 for diastolic BP; χ2 = 325 for MAP; and χ2 = 572 for PP; P for all <.001). After adjustment for multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors, these between-sex differences in all BP trajectories persisted (likelihood ratio … Continue reading Sex Differences in Blood #Pressure Trajectories Over the Life Course

Intensive vs Standard Blood #Pressure Control in Adults 80 Years or Older: A Secondary Analysis of the #Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

Participants with hypertension but without diabetes (N = 1167) were randomized to an SBP target below 120 mm Hg (intensive treatment) vs a target below 140 mm Hg (standard treatment).. Intensive treatment led to significant reductions in cardiovascular events (hazard ratio [HR] = .66; 95% confidence interval [CI] = .49‐.90), mortality (HR = .67; 95% CI = .48‐.93), and MCI (HR = .70; 95% CI = .51‐.96). … Continue reading Intensive vs Standard Blood #Pressure Control in Adults 80 Years or Older: A Secondary Analysis of the #Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

Drinking Water #Salinity, Urinary Macro‐Mineral Excretions, and Blood #Pressure in the Southwest Coastal Population of Bangladesh

Sodium (Na+) in saline water may increase blood pressure (BP), but potassium (K+), calcium (Ca2+), and magnesium (Mg2+) may lower BP. We assessed the association between drinking water salinity and population BP.. ..fresh water (electrical conductivity, <0.7 mS/cm), mild salinity (electrical conductivity ≥0.7 and <2 mS/cm), and moderate salinity (electrical conductivity ≥2 and <10 mS/cm).. ..Compared with fresh water drinkers, mild‐salinity water drinkers had lower … Continue reading Drinking Water #Salinity, Urinary Macro‐Mineral Excretions, and Blood #Pressure in the Southwest Coastal Population of Bangladesh

#Mindfulness-Based Blood #Pressure Reduction (MB-BP): Stage 1 single-arm clinical trial

..A priori selected primary self-regulation outcomes showed improvements at one-year follow-up vs. baseline, including attention control (Sustained Attention to Response Task correct no-go score, p<0.001), emotion regulation (Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Score, p = 0.02), and self-awareness (Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness, p<0.001). Several determinants of hypertension were improved in participants not adhering to American Heart Association guidelines at baseline, including physical activity (p = … Continue reading #Mindfulness-Based Blood #Pressure Reduction (MB-BP): Stage 1 single-arm clinical trial

#Waist Circumference Change is Associated with Blood #pressure Change Independent of BMI Change

This study aimed to understand how an increase in abdominal adiposity relative to overall adiposity is associated with blood pressure (BP) change.. ..Each 10‐cm annual WC gain in men and women was associated with a 0.98‐mm Hg (95% CI: 0.61‐1.35) and a 0.97‐mm Hg (95% CI: 0.62‐1.32) annual increase in systolic blood pressure and a 1.13‐mm Hg (95% CI: 0.87‐1.38) and a 0.74‐mm Hg (95% … Continue reading #Waist Circumference Change is Associated with Blood #pressure Change Independent of BMI Change

Effect of Standard vs Intensive Blood #Pressure Control on the Risk of Recurrent #Stroke

The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) demonstrated that a systolic blood pressure (BP) target less than 120 mm Hg was superior to less than 140 mm Hg for preventing vascular events. This trial excluded patients with prior stroke; therefore, the ideal BP target for secondary stroke prevention remains unknown. ..Throughout the overall follow-up period, the mean BP was 133.2/77.7 (95% CI, 132.5-133.8/77.1-78.4) mm Hg … Continue reading Effect of Standard vs Intensive Blood #Pressure Control on the Risk of Recurrent #Stroke