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Blood Pressure Targets in Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research

Blood Pressure Targets in Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research

Experts call on healthcare providers to diligently focus on hypertension as an important comorbid condition that is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including death.

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Blood Pressure Targets in Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research

Blood Pressure Targets in Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research

Experts call on healthcare providers to diligently focus on hypertension as an important comorbid condition that is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including death.

Nonpsychotic Cannabinoids in Hypertension: Benefits and Harms

Nonpsychotic Cannabinoids in Hypertension: Benefits and Harms

Despite public perception that cannabis is "natural" and "safe," it has been implicated in many serious cardiovascular events, even in young, otherwise healthy people.

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.

HOPE-3: Hitting Pause on the Blood Pressure Gauge

HOPE-3: Hitting Pause on the Blood Pressure Gauge

How will hypertension therapy be altered by the new SPRINT and HOPE-3 trial results?

Implications of SPRINT: How Should Clinicians Respond?

Implications of SPRINT: How Should Clinicians Respond?

Clinicians, including 2 SPRINT investigators, share their perspectives on what the trial findings mean for hypertension treatment in clinical practice.

Guidelines for Management of Hypertension With Stroke Remain Unclear

Guidelines for Management of Hypertension With Stroke Remain Unclear

Guidelines for hypertension management during acute stroke are based on clinician experience.

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Consensi Approved to Treat Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain

Consensi Approved to Treat Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain

Consensi combines amlodipine besylate, a calcium-channel blocker (CCB), and celecoxib, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Ideal Systolic Blood Pressure for CVD Prevention in Diabetes, Hypertension

Ideal Systolic Blood Pressure for CVD Prevention in Diabetes, Hypertension

Investigators sought to determine whether targeting systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg in patients with type 2 diabetes would result in adverse CV outcomes.

Effect of Acetyl-L-Carnitine on Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes

Effect of Acetyl-L-Carnitine on Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined the effect of oral acetyl-L-carnitine on blood pressure, lipid and glycemic control, insulin sensitivity and kidney function in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify Children With Previously Underestimated Risk

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify Children With Previously Underestimated Risk

The new blood pressure guidelines have increased the estimated population prevalence of children with elevated blood pressure from 11.8% to 14.2%.

High BP Guideline Changes: Benefits and Harms

High BP Guideline Changes: Benefits and Harms

An 8-item checklist was used to consider both benefits and harms in changing the definition of high blood pressure.

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

Medication Adherence, Blood Pressure Reduction Assessed With Smartphone App Use

While smartphone app use led to increased medication adherence, corresponding drops in systolic blood pressure were not seen.

Add-On Antihypertensives Compared in Patients With Diabetes on ACEIs, ARBs

Add-On Antihypertensives Compared in Patients With Diabetes on ACEIs, ARBs

The composite significant kidney event end point was defined as the first occurrence of ≥30% decline in eGFR to an eGFR <60mL/min/1.73m2, initiation of dialysis or kidney transplant.

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Provides No Mortality Benefit in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Provides No Mortality Benefit in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of trials that reported functional outcomes and mortality rates among patients with intracerebral hemorrhage following intensive blood pressure lowering.

Preeclampsia Screening: Maternal Factors, Biomarkers vs NICE Guidelines

Preeclampsia Screening: Maternal Factors, Biomarkers vs NICE Guidelines

The performance of a preeclampsia screening method using a combination of maternal factors and biomarkers was superior to the current NICE recommendations.

Unique Vit B3 Formulation May Improve Blood Pressure, CV Health

Unique Vit B3 Formulation May Improve Blood Pressure, CV Health

NR supplementation showed reductions in mean systolic blood pressure (SBP; mean change -3.9mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP; mean change -2.0mmHg) for all patients; these findings were not statistically significant after adjusting for multiple comparisons.

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