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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
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