Taler, MD, FACP, a hypertension expert who is a professor of medicine and a physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. ... However, Dr. Taler, the Mayo Clinic hypertension expert, said doctors shouldn't wait that long.
QD: News Every Day--'White coat effect' greater for doctors than nurses, enough to trigger more hypertension diagnoses
QD: News Every Day--'White coat effect' greater for doctors than nurses, enough to trigger more hypertension diagnoses. ... New 2013 European guidelines also still regard office blood pressure measurement as the ‘gold standard’ for screening,
QD: News Every Day--Hypertension prevalence stable, awareness of it improving but still poor. ... Prevalence of hypertension remained stable among men (30.5%) and women (28.5%) in the past decade, an analysis showed.
ACC conference: Resistant hypertension. A preliminary study unveiled today at ACC '09 in Orlando shows promise for patients with resistant hypertension.
QD: News Every Day--Hypertension rates holding steady. About the same percentage of people in the U.S.--30%--had hypertension in 2007-2008 as in 1999-2000, according to data ... In addition, a greater percentage of U.S. adults with hypertension were
Hypertension control increased after implementation of the hypertension program from 43.6% in 2001 to 80.4% in 2009. ... Following the study period, the hypertension control rate within Kaiser continued to improve, from 83.7% in 2010 to 87.1% in 2011.
Office-based blood pressure measurement has multiple limitations as a method of monitoring hypertension control, Dr. ... This limited picture is even more of a problem in treating patients who have masked or white coat hypertension.
Only 3% or less are on chlorthalidone, the diuretic overwhelming preferred by experts in resistant hypertension. ... He's also studying central iliac arteriovenous anastomosis as a solution to resistant hypertension.
QD: News Every Day--Nine of 10 with uncontrolled hypertension have health care coverage. ... hypertension. Hypertension was defined as an average systolic blood pressure greater than 140 mm Hg or an average diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mm Hg,
QD: News Every Day--Exercise may lower hypertension, mortality in patients older than 70. ... Exercise capacity is associated with lower mortality risk in elderly men with hypertension, a study found.