Adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) are associated with future development of CVD. The statement from the American Heart Association gives recommendations for strategies to reduce the long-term CVD risk in women with APOs.
Sodium intake was almost linearly associated with SBP and DBP, without a threshold for low or high sodium exposure. The effect of sodium reduction on BP was more pronounced in individuals with hypertension.
This study used data from four community-based cohort studies and investigated the relation between SBP and incident CVD. Increasing CVD risk was observed beginning at lower SBP thresholds in women than in men.
Global CVD burden has increased in almost all regions outside high-income countries. The increase was largely due to population growth and aging. In addition, attribution of risk factors like SBP, BMI, and dietary risk increased worldwide.
A study of network approaches with clinical and pre-clinical validation showed that NOX5-induced uncoupling of endothelial NO synthase is a causal mechanism of an age-related hypertension endotype.
Compared to those who reported no alcohol intake, T2DM patients with moderate (>7 drinks/week) and heavy (>14 drinks/week) alcohol consumption had increased risk of elevated BP, hypertension grade I and hypertension grade 2.
ESC 2020 BRACE CORONA was a randomized trial that tested two strategies in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who were on ACEi or ARBs: Temporarily suspending or continuing ACEi/ARBs. Prof. Lopes discusses the results.
ESC 2020 A study including 48 RCTs demonstrated that lowering of each 5 mmHg SBP resulted in 10% reduction of major CV events, regardless of baseline SBP and CVD status.
ESC 2020 Blood pressure-lowering reduces the risk of major CV events similarly in those with and without CVD and irrespectively of baseline SBP.
ESC 2020 Suspension of ACEi/ARB therapy for 30 days did not impact the number of days alive and out of hospital at 30 days compared to continued use of these medications in COVID-19 patients.
Presence of coronary artery calcium and risk of incident ASCVD events increased with increasing SBP levels in individuals with a SBP between 90 and 129 mmHg and no other traditional ASCVD risk factors.
This post-hoc analysis demonstrated similar BP reductions after renal denervation (RDN) across high-risk subgroups and ASCVD risk scores. Reductions were sustained up to 3 years after RDN.