Midlife Hypertension Appears Detrimental to Cognitive Function

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Midlife Hypertension Appears Detrimental to Cognitive Function
Midlife Hypertension Appears Detrimental to Cognitive Function

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Midlife hypertension may increase risk for dementia later in life, according to a new scientific statement published online Oct. 10 in Hypertension.

Experts were selected to contribute to the statement, and were assigned topics relevant to their areas of expertise. The team reviewed the literature and summarized the available data.

The authors write that there is strong evidence of a deleterious influence of midlife hypertension on late-life cognitive function. However, the cognitive impact of late-life hypertension is less clear. The group concluded that there were insufficient data to make evidence-based recommendations.

"The upcoming release of the results of the SPRINT-MIND trial may help fill some of these knowledge gaps," according to the statement. "Despite numerous outstanding questions and caveats, personalized treatment of hypertension, taking into account age, sex, APOE genotype, metabolic traits, comorbidities, etc., remains a most promising and eminently feasible approach to safeguard vascular health and, as a consequence, brain heath."

One author disclosed financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

Abstract
Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


More in Home

FDA Warns of Possible Heart Risks Linked to Clarithromycin

FDA Warns of Possible Heart Risks Linked to ...

Agency advising doctors to consider prescribing other antibiotics to patients with coronary heart disease

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Physician Burnout

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Physician Burnout

Many potential uses for AI, including improving searches and documentation, selecting treatment

Benzodiazepine Use Declining in Older Adults

Benzodiazepine Use Declining in Older Adults

Findings based on assessment of incidence, prevalence of use in three countries from 2010-2016

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »