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African-Americans with higher perceived stress over time may be at increased risk for developing hypertension

High Perceived Stress Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Blacks

Association persisted after adjustment for demographic, clinical, and behavioral factors
Home-based blood pressure readings are more accurate for non-Hispanic black adults than readings in the physician's office

Out-of-Office BP Readings More Predictive in Black Adults

Home-based blood pressure readings better predicted hypertensive heart disease than physician-office readings
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Pregnancy-Related Hypertension Increases Later Heart Disease Risk

Increased cardiovascular risk evident soon after affected pregnancy
Prenatal and postnatal exposure to chemicals

Prenatal, Postnatal Exposures Tied to Blood Pressure in Children

Chemical, environmental, meteorological factors may impact systolic, diastolic BP
A remote blood pressure monitoring program is feasible and acceptable to postpartum women with hypertension

Remote, Postpartum BP Checks Feasible in Women With HTN

Study demonstrates high compliance, retention, and patient satisfaction with the program
In adults with recent stroke

Lower Systolic BP Goal May Cut Risk for Orthostatic Hypotension

Lower systolic BP goal did not affect dizziness or lightheadedness in adults with recent stroke
Increasing blood pressure medications at hospital discharge for elderly patients hospitalized with noncardiac conditions does not improve long-term outcomes and is tied to short-term harms

Intensifying BP Meds at Hospital Discharge May Harm Elderly

Risk for readmissions and adverse effects higher, no long-term benefit for BP control or cardiac risk
There appears to be a correlation for high and increasing blood pressure from early adulthood and into midlife with white matter hyperintensity volume and smaller brain volumes at age 69 to 71 years

High, Increasing BP in Midlife Tied to Brain Changes in Late Life

Higher DBP at age 43 years, greater increases from 36 to 43 linked to smaller whole-brain volume at 69 to 71
Long-term nursing home residents with hypertension do not experience significant benefits from more intensive antihypertensive treatment

Intensive BP Therapy Not Beneficial in Nursing Home Residents

Findings seen among long-term nursing home residents with, without cognitive impairment
The risk for subsequent dementia is significantly increased for blood pressure patterns of midlife and late-life hypertension as well as midlife hypertension and late-life hypotension; and intensive blood pressure treatment is associated with a smaller increase in cerebral white matter lesion volume

BP From Midlife to Late Life Tied to Risk for Subsequent Dementia

Smaller increase in cerebral white matter lesion volume seen with intensive blood pressure treatment