CHD Prevalence in US Shows No Significant Change, According to BRFSS Analysis
January 19, 2022

Coronary heart disease prevalence in the US between 2011 and 2018 saw a statistically insignificant change, from 6.2% to 6.0%, respectively.

CARDIOLOGY: 2021 Clinical Focus Collection
December 10, 2021

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021 recap, tests of clinical knowledge, expert interviews, and more in this roundup from Patient Care Online.

Blood Pressure Control Worsened among US Adults during Pandemic, Suggests New Study
December 06, 2021

Women and older adults had the highest increases in blood pressure levels during the pandemic, according to new research.

Remote Program Improves Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in High-risk Patients
November 16, 2021

AHA 2021: Study suggests remote hypertension and hyperlipidemia management programs may expand telehealth delivery, increase access to care, and reduce health inequities.

EHR-integrated Remote Monitoring of Hypertension: A Pilot Study in Primary Care
November 12, 2021

EHR-integrated remote BP monitoring was evaluated in a primary care Medicare population to assess uptake and initial effects on hypertension management.

Effective BP Reduction Achieved via Hypertension Remote Care Program During Lockdown
November 10, 2021

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021: Blood pressure reductions to clinical targets were achieved by patients with sustained hypertension through a remote health care delivery program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UCSF Cardiologist Tells Hypertension Self-management Study Success Story
November 01, 2021

Alexis Beatty, MD, MAS, highlights findings from the first peer-reviewed published study to report long-term experience with a digital health app for hypertension.

Mobile App Helps Patients Achieve Sustained BP Reduction, Particularly in Stage 2 Hypertension
October 19, 2021

Novel peer-reviewed study found that a mobile hypertension self-management program can support long-term BP control and very high BP detection.

Less than Half of Vulnerable Older Adults Monitor BP at Home
October 15, 2021

A survey of adults aged 50-80 years with hypertension and/ or related comorbidities found even among those with a BP monitor at home, less than 50% checked BP at least once a week.

For BP Monitoring, Patients Prefer Home over Clinic, Kiosk, or 24-hour Ambulatory
October 06, 2021

Clinical guidelines recommend home or ambulatory BP monitoring to diagnose hypertension. New research sheds light on what patients prefer and will adhere to.