Hypertension during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of stroke in offspring
A study in 5.8 million children has found a higher incidence of stroke four decades later in those whose mother had high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia while pregnant….
Many more people could benefit from blood pressure-lowering medication – most comprehensive study to date
Most detailed study to date including 345,000 people from 48 randomised clinical trials finds that blood pressure-lowering medication is effective in adults regardless of starting blood pressure level.
If slightly high blood pressure doesn’t respond to lifestyle change, medication can help
Health care professionals should consider prescribing medication for patients with slightly elevated blood pressure if levels do not decrease after six months of healthy lifestyle changes, according to…
Stopping RAS inhibitors tied to worse outcomes in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease
Small studies have suggested that RAS inhibitors may be harmful in persons with advanced chronic kidney disease, and physicians therefore often stop the treatment in such patients.
Genetic study shows that the risk of pre-eclampsia is related to blood pressure and BMI
Pre-eclampsia, usually diagnosed by increased blood pressure and protein in urine, affects up to 5% of pregnant women. It contributes worldwide to the death of estimated 50000 women…