Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Young Patients
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 01, 2022
The international society of hypertension, like other societies, defines isolated systolic hypertension (ISAH) as a brachial arterial pressure value greater than 140 mmHg of systolic values and less than 90 mmHg of diastolic values....
Caffeine Elevates Blood Pressure
Maria Teresa Ambrosini, BS, PharmD, BCPS
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: March 31, 2022
Caffeine is known to increase blood pressure, and it is recommended that there be a 30 minute waiting period between drinking caffeinated beverages, eating a meal, or exercise before taking a blood pressure reading. Daily consumption of coffee, either regular or espresso, or other caffeinated beverages before a reading results in elevated blood pressure. Caffeine is widely distributed throughout the body and it is water and fat soluble. It has an elimination half life of 5 hours, which is longer...
Effects of a Four-Week Isometric Exercise Training on Blood Pressure of Hypertensive Stroke Survivors in a Tertiary Health Institution
Obaseki Chigozie Okwudili, Adodo M Samuel, Ede Stephen Sunday and Elvis I Agbonlahor
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 13, 2022
Little is known about the potency of isometric exercise for blood pressure control among hypertensive stroke survivors (HSS). Meanwhile, the isometric exercise regimen stands to be a preferable intervention for at-risk subjects even at acute phases as it could be carried out at a resting position compared to aerobic and resistance exercise regimens. This study investigated the acute effect of isometric exercise training protocol on blood pressure of hypertensive stroke survivors in the Universit...