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Doctor measures blood pressure in pregnant woman.
Research Feature
Sleep apnea, decongestants, and lack of exercise are among the hidden culprits High blood pressure, also called hypertension, has become a public health threat – an alarming 122.4 million American adults have it, according to the American Heart Association, and only 1 in 4 have it under control. The consequences can be serious: Hypertension has...
A physician reviews medical data on a tablet in a hospital.
NHLBI in the Press
The percentage of adults requiring hospital care for high blood pressure, or hypertension, is small, but increased between 2002-2014. Researchers found men were more likely to require hospital care for a hypertensive event, but women experienced similar in-hospital death rates.
African American child snores while sleeping in bed.
News Release
Findings underscore need for early treatment to prevent future cardiovascular disease Children with obstructive sleep apnea are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure when they become teenagers than children who never experience sleep apnea, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute...