Greater waist circumference (WC) may be a useful predictor for elevated blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents, according to a study presented at the 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension held in Singapore.
Increasing evidence points to a link between hypertension and cognitive decline, particularly in the elderly population, according to a presentation at APCH 2017. However, the impact of antihypertensive medication use on dementia incidence is unestablished.
For stroke prevention in an Asian population, a blood pressure (BP) of <140/90 mm Hg is a reasonable target and particularly, 120-130/80 mm Hg may be optimal, according to a presentation at the APCH 2017 Meeting in Singapore.
Use of a Japanese nomogram in predicting hypertension cure in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA) is fairly accurate, and the achieved cure rate is similar to established series, according to a study presented at the 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2017) held in Singapore.
The use of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may prevent repeat revascularization in patients who underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for peripheral artery disease (PAD) compared with angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), according to a presentation at APCH 2017.
A low-sodium meal plan aligned with the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet principles—which include more grains and vegetables and cut back on sugar and sweetened foods—has remarkable blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects, reducing systolic and diastolic BP by up to 8.9 and 4.5 mm Hg, respectively, according to Ms Quek Wei Lin, a dietitian who spoke at the 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2017) in Singapore.
Administration of a long-acting medication at the time that is most suitable for maximum patient compliance is the best approach in controlling blood pressure, said Dr. Trefor Morgan at the recently concluded 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2017), held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The prevalence of resistant hypertension may be lower than expected, particularly once pseudo-resistant hypertension due to treatment nonadherence is taken into account, according to a presentation at the recent APCH 2017.
Reducing salt intake, particularly among individuals in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, is of paramount importance as it is essential for alleviating hypertension, according to a presentation at APCH 2017.
A recent study conducted by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) revealed that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with a significantly increased risk of gastric cancer even in patients who have had Helicobacter pylori eradicated.
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