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Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

To aid in the prevention of preeclampsia, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend low-dose aspirin prophylaxis in patients with 1 or more high-risk factors.

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Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

To aid in the prevention of preeclampsia, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend low-dose aspirin prophylaxis in patients with 1 or more high-risk factors.

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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Greater CVD Risk in Certain Age Groups With New Hypertension Guidelines

Greater CVD Risk in Certain Age Groups With New Hypertension Guidelines

Individuals who would now be classified as having stage 1 hypertension according to the new American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association blood pressure guidelines also have an increased risk for cardiovascular events.

Second Impurity Identified in Recalled Valsartan Products

Second Impurity Identified in Recalled Valsartan Products

In July, several valsartan medications were recalled due to the detection of N-nitrosodimethylamine, an impurity classified as a probable human carcinogen.

Should Intensive BP Treatment Be Generalized to Adults With Diabetes?

Should Intensive BP Treatment Be Generalized to Adults With Diabetes?

Intensive blood pressure therapy is associated with a significantly lower risk for serious cardiovascular events in the adults with diabetes.

Statins, CCBs Confer Long-Term Mortality Benefit in Hypertension

Statins, CCBs Confer Long-Term Mortality Benefit in Hypertension

Mortality benefits from atorvastatin- and amlodipine-based antihypertensive treatments extend beyond 10 years of treatment.

Hypertension and Heart Disease May Contribute to Brain Atrophy in MS

Hypertension and Heart Disease May Contribute to Brain Atrophy in MS

The presence of heart disease and hypertension may contribute to advanced brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Losartan Potassium Tablets Found in Montelukast Sodium Labeled Lots

Losartan Potassium Tablets Found in Montelukast Sodium Labeled Lots

The risk of a mixing-up the treatments is especially high for pregnant women, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as losartan is indicated to treat high blood pressure and could harm or kill a fetus.

New Guidelines Target Pharmacological Hypertension Management to High-Risk Patients

New Guidelines Target Pharmacological Hypertension Management to High-Risk Patients

A guideline-based approach directing pharmacological treatment to adults more likely to have CVD events may maximize absolute risk reduction of treatment.

Blood Pressure Goals for an Older Man With Hypertension: Grand Rounds Discussion

Blood Pressure Goals for an Older Man With Hypertension: Grand Rounds Discussion

Clinicians weigh in on appropriate blood pressure goals for a 79-year-old man with a mean blood pressure of 147/67 mm Hg.

Labeling Mix-Up Prompts Recall of HCTZ Bottles That May Contain Another Diuretic

Labeling Mix-Up Prompts Recall of HCTZ Bottles That May Contain Another Diuretic

To date, there have been no reports of any adverse events related to this recall.

More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed

More Targeted Sodium Reduction Strategies Proposed

New study suggests sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke only when mean sodium intake exceeds 5 grams per day.

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