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Considering Sodium Intake in Hypertension Prevention: Worth Its Salt?

Considering Sodium Intake in Hypertension Prevention: Worth Its Salt?

A recent investigation found that very low sodium intake may actually increase the risk for CVD and mortality.

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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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Hepatitis Decompensation Rate Decreased With Statin Use

Hepatitis Decompensation Rate Decreased With Statin Use

Statin use may be effective in preventing decompensation in patients with liver cirrhosis.

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Likelihood of Hypertension

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Likelihood of Hypertension

A significantly higher incidence of hypertension was observed in patients with knee osteoarthritis compared with patients without osteoarthritis.

Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity Upon Antihypertensive Therapy Initiation to Personalize Prognosis

Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity Upon Antihypertensive Therapy Initiation to Personalize Prognosis

Patients with higher baseline blood pressure had higher 6-month combined cardiovascular disease incidence after adjustments.

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

Participants who received e-counseling had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure at 12 months

FDA Approves First Sodium Nitroprusside For Hypertension

FDA Approves First Sodium Nitroprusside For Hypertension

The injection is the first ready-to-use sodium nitroprusside intended for immediate blood pressure reduction.

ARBs vs ACE Inhibitors For High-Risk Cardiac Patients

ARBs vs ACE Inhibitors For High-Risk Cardiac Patients

Cardiovascular event incidence was lower in patients taking angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) vs angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi).

Quarter-Dose Combination Antihypertensive Therapy Highly Effective

Quarter-Dose Combination Antihypertensive Therapy Highly Effective

A mean difference of 18.7 mm Hg in 24-hour systolic blood pressure was observed in patients given the antihypertensive "quadpill."

Effects of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Therapy on Gait and Mobility

Effects of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Therapy on Gait and Mobility

Intensive blood pressure-lowering therapy (systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg) was not associated with changes in gait speed or mobility in older adults.

Short-Term Stroke Risk Increases With Psychiatric Illness

Short-Term Stroke Risk Increases With Psychiatric Illness

Psychiatric distress that led to a hospital visit increased the odds of stroke.

Does Blood Pressure Management Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes?

Does Blood Pressure Management Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes?

Researchers analyzed the effects of lowered blood pressure in patients with and without diabetes.

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