Hypertension

Spironolactone Oral Suspension Formulation Approved by FDA

Spironolactone Oral Suspension Formulation Approved by FDA

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The FDA has approved CaroSpir, the first oral liquid formulation of spironolactone for hypertension and heart failure treatment.

Hypertension-Related Mortality Increased With Marijuana Use

Hypertension-Related Mortality Increased With Marijuana Use

Marijuana increases by 3-fold the risk for hypertension-related mortality.

Timing of BP Measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Adverse Effects

Timing of BP Measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Adverse Effects

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Blood pressure measurements taken within the first minute of standing from a supine position had the strongest association with adverse outcomes in orthostatic hypotension.

Hypertension, Diabetes in Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia

Hypertension, Diabetes in Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia

Risk factors for dementia include midlife vascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking.

Blood Pressure Variability Independently Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Blood Pressure Variability Independently Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Increased blood pressure variability is associated with a higher risk of all-cause dementia, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly.

Multiple Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Prevalent in Psoriasis

Multiple Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Prevalent in Psoriasis

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Patients with psoriasis have high rates of cardiometabolic comorbidities.

Higher Sodium Intake Linked to Adverse Cardiac Remodeling

Higher Sodium Intake Linked to Adverse Cardiac Remodeling

An estimated sodium intake of 3.7 g/day or above is associated with left ventricular longitudinal strain, circumferential strain, and e' velocity.

Preterm Preeclampsia Incidence Lowered With Aspirin

Preterm Preeclampsia Incidence Lowered With Aspirin

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In women at high risk for preterm preeclampsia, low-dose aspirin treatment resulted in a lower incidence of diagnosis.

Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases With Slow, Steady Weight Gain

Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases With Slow, Steady Weight Gain

Slow and steady weight gain in early or middle adulthood can increase risk of chronic diseases like hypertension.

Chronic Kidney Disease Benefits From Intensive Blood Pressure Reductions

Chronic Kidney Disease Benefits From Intensive Blood Pressure Reductions

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Intensive systolic blood pressure reductions may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Preeclampsia Continues to Burden Mothers, Infants

Preeclampsia Continues to Burden Mothers, Infants

Rates of preeclampsia are on the rise in the United States exacting an economic toll.

Blood Pressure Reductions With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes

Blood Pressure Reductions With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes

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Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors produce an off-target effect on blood pressure in type 2 diabetes patients.

Novel Immunoassay Distinguishes Hypertension From Primary Aldosteronism

Novel Immunoassay Distinguishes Hypertension From Primary Aldosteronism

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The new chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay had strong sensitivity and specificity for detecting aldosteronism.

ACC/AHA/HRS Release First Syncope Management Guidelines

ACC/AHA/HRS Release First Syncope Management Guidelines

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The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society released a joint guideline on syncope management and treatment.

Childhood Asthma Linked With Increased Left Ventricular Mass In Adulthood

Childhood Asthma Linked With Increased Left Ventricular Mass In Adulthood

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Greater left ventricle mass and left ventricle mass indexed to height were found in participants with a history of childhood asthma.

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Leg Ischemia and Antihypertensive Use

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Leg Ischemia and Antihypertensive Use

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Mean arterial pressure in patients with peripheral artery disease decreased as a result of antihypertensive medication.

Cardiovascular Disease May Benefit From Chinese Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease May Benefit From Chinese Medicine

Herbal alternatives used in traditional Chinese medicine may help treat or prevent cardiovascular disease.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Independently Predicts CV Events and Death in Diabetes

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Independently Predicts CV Events and Death in Diabetes

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Visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability may be a better predictor of cardiovascular events and death than traditional risk factors.

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

Pregnancy-Associated Stroke in Women With Preeclampsia

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Women with preeclampsia have up to a 6-fold risk of pregnancy-associated stroke.

Cardiovascular Events Reduced With Intensive Blood Pressure Control

Cardiovascular Events Reduced With Intensive Blood Pressure Control

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Intensive systolic blood pressure treatment outcomes were similar between groups of patients with prediabetes and with normal fasting blood glucose levels.

Biomarkers Linking SLE-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Biomarkers Linking SLE-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Mortality rates in SLE-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension are higher compared to the general SLE population even-though diagnostic and treatment strategy have improved in the last 50 years.

How Accurate Are Home Blood Pressure Monitor Readings?

How Accurate Are Home Blood Pressure Monitor Readings?

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New reports found that 70% of home blood pressure monitor readings are inaccurate.

Refill Synchronization Beneficial for Medication Adherence

Refill Synchronization Beneficial for Medication Adherence

Appointment-based models improve medication-taking behavior.

Reducing Severe, Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy With Antihypertensive Therapy

Reducing Severe, Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy With Antihypertensive Therapy

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Data from 15 randomized controlled trials were examined to determine rates of "clinically important reductions" in severe hypertension in pregnant women.

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

Is Pravastatin Effective as Primary Prevention Against CHD Events in Elderly?

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No differences were observed between pravastatin and usual care for CHD events, cause-specific deaths, stroke, cancer, and combination fatal CHD or nonfatal MI.

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Reduced With Significantly Lower Blood Pressure Targets

Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Reduced With Significantly Lower Blood Pressure Targets

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Significantly lower blood pressure can reduce cardiovascular disease mortality risk.

Angiotensin II Improves Blood Pressure With Vasodilatory Shock

Angiotensin II Improves Blood Pressure With Vasodilatory Shock

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Patients with vasodilatory shock benefited from adjunctive angiotensin II therapy.

Higher Systolic Blood Pressure in Racially Segregated Areas

Higher Systolic Blood Pressure in Racially Segregated Areas

An increase in systolic blood pressure was found in individuals living in racial segregated neighborhoods.

Low Systolic Blood Pressure Target May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Low Systolic Blood Pressure Target May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

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Achieving a systolic blood pressure goal of <120 mm Hg may have adverse cardiovascular effects for some patients.

No Benefit to Pravastatin in Elderly Patients With Hypertension

No Benefit to Pravastatin in Elderly Patients With Hypertension

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Statin therapy did not show benefit in the primary prevention for all-cause mortality or coronary heart disease events in adults older than 65 years of age.

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