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There is no correlation between urate and blood pressure in mice or among patients with early Parkinson's disease

Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson’s Not Tied to HTN

Phase II clinical trial results, mouse model study show no link between serum urate, changes in BP
Achieving and maintaining 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association blood pressure goals could prevent a greater number of cardiovascular disease events than achieving prior U.S. guideline goals

New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years

Maintaining ACC/AHA goals would result in fewer events than current BP levels, prior guideline goals
Smoke-free policies are associated with small reductions in blood pressure

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Lower systolic BP found for those living in areas with public smoke-free policies
The Amerindian Yanomami community

No Age-Related Increase in BP for Yanomami Community

Communities who are among least acculturated peoples in world have no increase in BP with age
High blood pressure in early adulthood is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life

HTN in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life

Two studies show increased risk for cardiovascular disease in association with hypertension
A home blood pressure reading of 130/80 mm Hg should be considered the threshold for stage 1 hypertension

Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID’d as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN

Two U.S. cohorts support use of home BP threshold of 130/80 mm Hg for black, white, Hispanic adults
Another hypertension drug is being recalled due to contamination that could pose a cancer risk

Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination

Some lots of irbesartan being recalled due to contamination with suspected carcinogen
Patients with incident chronic kidney disease in the setting of intensive systolic blood pressure treatment have decreases rather than increases in kidney damage biomarkers

Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD

Incident CKD accompanied by decreases in kidney damage biomarkers in setting of intensive treatment
For adults with treated hypertension

Periodontitis Linked to Higher BP in Adults With Treated HTN

Mean systolic BP 2.3 to 3 mm Hg higher in presence of periodontitis; also linked to unsuccessful treatment
A culturally tailored

Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA

But significant drop in systolic BP with culturally tailored program seen in Hispanic individuals