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Research Article Open Access

Comparison of Sprint Trial Blood Pressure Methodology Versus Common Office Practice

Adeel Pervez and Richard Keirn
J Hypertens Manag Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: The SPRINT trial was a landmark study and appeared to set new aggressive goals for the treatment of hypertension. It relied upon an average of multiple blood pressure measurements taken with an automated blood pressure cuff with a noted cool-down period beforehand. Our study was designed to see if the values obtained in common office practice differed from the so called "research grade" numbers achieved in the SPRINT trial. To accomplish this, we had participants screened with a manual cuff pressure per normal clinic protocols.

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Original Article Open Access

Cerebral Hemodynamics Analysis by Doppler Ultrasound in Chronically Hypertensive Pregnant Women

FA do Vale, RAM de Sa, FC da Silva, CA de Oliveira and LGC Velarde
J Hypertens Manag Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: The reported prevalence of hypertension varies around the world. According to the World Health Organization, the percentage of the population aged 18 years and over with high blood pressure (systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90) in 2014 was 26.4% in males and 20.4% in females. Chronic hypertension is estimated to be present in 3% to 5% of pregnancies and is being encountered with increasing frequency.

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Editorial Article Open Access

Brake Iron Dust Inhalation, Magnesium Deficiencies and Hypertension

William J Rowe
J Hypertens Manag Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: Armstrong returned with extraordinary diastolic hypertension (160/135) and Irwin, after his Apollo 15 mission, with blood pressure of 275/125 after only 3 minutes of exercise. Having supervised over 5000 symptom-limited maximum, treadmill hospital based stress tests, I have never seen such extraordinary blood pressure levels. I have shown that the invariable magnesium (Mg) deficiencies of space flight and dehydration with angiotensin and catecholamine elevations, leaking of plasma through defective capillaries, and lack of thirst, stemming from impairment of the thirst mechanism in Space, are important contributing factors.

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Review Article Open Access

Lifestyle and Hypertension: An Evidence-Based Review

Cosimo Marcello Bruno, Maria Domenica Amaradio, Gabriele Pricoco, Elisa Marino and Francesca Bruno
J Hypertens Manag Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: Emerging data suggest that lifestyle habits may affect blood pressure values. In this review, authors examine the more relevant clinical and epidemiological studies about the influence that multiple lifestyle factors play on development of hypertension. They conclude that there is clear evidence that lifestyle changes can have a favorable effect on prevention and treatment of hypertension, with emphasis on alcohol and sodium intake, smoking cessation, physical activity level and dietary pattern. Physicians and Public Health Authorities should encourage positive lifestyle modifications.

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