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Heart failure is the most common cause of death throughout the world, typically the result of chronic high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
A UCLA-led study has found that a combination of several key guideline-recommended therapies for heart failure treatment resulted in an improvment of up to 90 percent in the odds of survival over two years.
A type of medication known as angiotensin-receptor blockers could reduce risk of mortality in people with a heart disease called calcific aortic stenosis (AS) by 30 per cent over an eight-year period.
Women with high blood pressure (hypertension) during early pregnancy are more likely to have babies born with major birth defects, regardless of their use of prescribed medications to control the condition.
A national study has found that nearly 68,000 deaths potentially could be prevented each year by optimally implementing key national guidelineâ€“recommended therapies, including critical medications and cardiac devices, for all eligible heart failure patients.
When doctors give heart drugs to patients, the time of day can make a big difference.
An analysis of fifteen past studies has revealed that when it comes to treating high blood pressure, many people may be more likely to use certain types of medications than others, researchers say.
Hypertension is very common among older adults. 64 percent of older men and 78 percent of older women have high blood pressure, placing them at heightened risk for heart disease including heart failure, stroke, coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation, as well as chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus.
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