New hypertension research looks at stress hormones in early disease, the Quadpill as first Rx, tight BP control for older adults--for a start. We recap 8 new studies.
Hypertension was included as a primary or contributing cause in nearly half a million deaths in the US in 2018, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As more is learned about the etiology of the disease and about the factors that contribute to worsening and ameliorating disease course, more effective prevention and management strategies will be available to the frontline primary care providers who treat hypertension every day.
The 8 recent studies summarized in the slides below are an excellent reflection of the breadth of research into all aspects of hypertension and its treatment.