Comparison of Sprint Trial Blood Pressure Methodology Versus Common Office Practice
Adeel Pervez and Richard Keirn
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 27, 2018
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 pres...
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
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 25, 2018
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....
Brake Iron Dust Inhalation, Magnesium Deficiencies and Hypertension
William J Rowe
Article Type: Editorial Article | First Published: June 09, 2018
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 defect...
Lifestyle and Hypertension: An Evidence-Based Review
Cosimo Marcello Bruno, Maria Domenica Amaradio, Gabriele Pricoco, Elisa Marino and Francesca Bruno
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 01, 2018
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....