A new initiative from the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association aims to help people with high blood pressure get it under control. Called Target: BP(link opens in new window), the program will support doctors and care teams in helping patients reach a blood pressure goal of less than 140/90 mm Hg, based…

ORLANDO, Florida — When the National Institutes of Health released teaser data in September from a major study showing that a more aggressive reduction in high blood pressure could significantly lower the rates of cardiovascular diseases and death, some criticized the agency for touting preliminary results that didn’t give doctors and patients the whole story….

Healthcare professionals should confirm high blood pressure readings taken in their office with a method called ambulatory blood pressure monitoring before starting treatment, according to recently published recommendations(link opens in new window) from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. During ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, people with possible high blood pressure are outfitted with a device…