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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with uncontrolled blood pressure (BP)

Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

Second study shows ambulatory BP patterns not tied to cognitive impairment or frailty in CKD patients
Blood pressure load does not provide additive value in predicting outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease

BP Load No Aid to Prognosis in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease

But high average blood pressure on 24-hour test strongly predicts child's cardiac, kidney disease risk
For older adults

Excess Mortality Observed for Older Adults With BP Below 130/80 mm Hg

Mortality risk lower for SBPs of 150 to 159 mm Hg versus 130 to 139 mm Hg for nonfrail, frail elderly
Many opportunities have been identified for improving blood pressure control

Opportunities Identified for Improving BP Control

Based on EHR data, room for improvement found in BP control, health care processes such as meds intensification
Orthostatic hypotension during hypertension treatment is not associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease events

Orthostatic Hypotension During HTN Tx Not Tied to CVD Events

Medication doses do not need to be reduced in response to symptomless orthostatic hypotension, authors say
Variability in systolic blood pressure in young adults is associated with an increased subsequent risk for cardiovascular disease events and all-cause mortality

Systolic BP Variability in Young Adults May ID Later CVD Risk

Variability independent of the mean in SBP in young adults linked to CVD events, all-cause mortality
Blood pressure measures progress more rapidly in women than in men

BP Measures Progress More Rapidly in Women Than Men

Steeper increase in BP seen as early as the third decade in women, continued through life course
Participants in a mindfulness program have significant improvements in self-regulation skills and reductions in blood pressure

Mindfulness Program May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Program participants showed improvements in self-regulation, behavioral determinants of hypertension
Deportation worry is associated with an increased risk for incident hypertension in women

Deportation Worry May Raise Risk for Hypertension in Women

Reporting 'a lot' or 'moderate' versus 'not too much' deportation worry tied to higher risk for hypertension
Health care professionals should receive consistent and frequent training in measuring blood pressure

AMA, AHA Support Refresher Training for Measuring Blood Pressure

Broad support needed for providing BP refresher training for all roles of primary care health care providers