Hypertension

PCSK9 Inhibitor Does Not Affect Cognitive Function

PCSK9 Inhibitor Does Not Affect Cognitive Function

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Evolocumab is not associated with adverse cognitive effects even when low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels have been achieved.

Hypertension Linked to Higher Dementia Risk in Women

Hypertension Linked to Higher Dementia Risk in Women

Mid-adulthood hypertension is associated with increased risk of dementia among women.

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

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Women who experience gestational hypertension are at a greater risk for future hypertension and ischemic heart disease compared with women who have preeclampsia.

LV Diastolic Function Improved in Diabetes With Pioglitazone

LV Diastolic Function Improved in Diabetes With Pioglitazone

Pioglitazone improves whole-body and myocardial insulin sensitivity, left ventricular diastolic function, and systolic function in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Insulin Resistance, Cardiometabolic Risk Increased in Obese Children

Insulin Resistance, Cardiometabolic Risk Increased in Obese Children

Cardiometabolic risk and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance increase with increased body mass index.

Cognitive Function May Improve With Lower SBP in Black Patients

Cognitive Function May Improve With Lower SBP in Black Patients

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Among black patients treated for hypertension, a systolic blood pressure (SBP) level of ≤120 mmHg results in no significant cognitive deficits

Tailored Treatment for SBP Reduces Risk for Organ Dysfunction After Major Surgery

Tailored Treatment for SBP Reduces Risk for Organ Dysfunction After Major Surgery

Management targeting an individualized systolic blood pressure is associated with reduced risk of organ dysfunction among patients undergoing major surgery who are at increased risk of postoperative complications.

Hypertension-Related End Organ Damage Evident in Teenagers

Hypertension-Related End Organ Damage Evident in Teenagers

Some adolescents including those at normal or mid-risk level based on their systolic blood pressure, have target organ damage.

Blood Pressure Control Benefits From Multifaceted Quality Improvement Program

Blood Pressure Control Benefits From Multifaceted Quality Improvement Program

A multifaceted quality improvement program improves blood pressure (BP) control over a 6-month period.

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk for CVD Postpartum

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk for CVD Postpartum

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Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and hypertension postpartum.

Lower Frequency of Home BP Monitoring Seen in Patients Without Partners

Lower Frequency of Home BP Monitoring Seen in Patients Without Partners

Adults with no partners are more likely to have a lower frequency of home blood pressure monitoring.

CV Benefits of Intensive SBP Reduction Outweigh Increased CKD Risk

CV Benefits of Intensive SBP Reduction Outweigh Increased CKD Risk

Although intensive systolic blood pressure lowering does increase risk for chronic kidney disease events, this risk was offset by the cardiovascular and all-cause mortality benefits.

ADA Issues Position Statement on Hypertension Management in Diabetes

ADA Issues Position Statement on Hypertension Management in Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association has updated its recommendations on the assessment and treatment of hypertension in individuals with diabetes.

Angioedema Risk With Aliskiren vs Beta-Blockers Compared

Angioedema Risk With Aliskiren vs Beta-Blockers Compared

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The risk of angioedema is likely comparable between aliskiren and beta blockers.

Hypertension Medication Adherence May Be Improved by Collaborate Communication

Hypertension Medication Adherence May Be Improved by Collaborate Communication

Collaborative communication between physicians and patients can help boost patient medication adherence.

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Managing Hypertension in Children

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Managing Hypertension in Children

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in children.

RHC Parameters Useful in Predicting Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes

RHC Parameters Useful in Predicting Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes

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The ratio of hemodynamic markers derived from right heart catheterization can predict treatment outcomes in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Cognitive Function May Benefit from Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets

Cognitive Function May Benefit from Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets

For seniors and particularly blacks with hypertension, lowering systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg or lower may help prevent cognitive decline.

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

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Smoking, duration of diabetes, and male sex were among several independent predictors of silent coronary artery disease in patients with asymptomatic diabetes.

Case Study: Young Man With Malignancy Presents With Shortness of Breath

Case Study: Young Man With Malignancy Presents With Shortness of Breath

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A young man presents to his primary care provider with exertional dyspnea after his first cycle of chemotherapy for brain metastasis.

Benefits of Intensive SBP Treatment Extend to Patients WIth Prediabetes

Benefits of Intensive SBP Treatment Extend to Patients WIth Prediabetes

The beneficial effects of intensive systolic blood pressure treatment are similar among those with prediabetes and fasting normoglycemia.

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.

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