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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
Transdermal optical imaging can be used to predict systolic

Transdermal Optical Imaging Shows Promise for Measuring BP

Models could predict systolic, diastolic, pulse pressure within 5 ± 8 mm Hg of reference measurements
Changes in the harmonics of the radial pulse wave during menopause may reflect cardiovascular risk

Changes in Radial Pulse During Menopause May Reflect CV Risk

Age and body mass index, but not menopause, have significant, independent effects on systolic BP
Intensive blood pressure lowering nonsignificantly reduces the risk for recurrence among patients with a history of stroke compared with a standard blood pressure-lowering regimen

Authors Say Lower BP Targets May Cut Recurrent Stroke Risk

Data from randomized trial with nonsignificant findings added to updated meta-analysis
Adopting the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for hypertension resulted in an increase in the prevalence of high blood pressure in pregnant women

New ACC/AHA Guidelines Detect More Cases of Gestational Hypertension

Applying new hypertension guidelines to pregnant women increased prevalence of high blood pressure
Older kidney donors with hypertension have an increased risk for end-stage kidney disease

Older Kidney Donors With HTN at Higher Risk for ESKD Later

But absolute risk is small; hypertension not linked to higher risk for early death among older donors
For patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease

Nilvadipine Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in the Hippocampus

CBF did not significantly change in posterior cingulate cortex, other regions of interest in Alzheimer disease