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Commonly Prescribed Antihypertensives Linked to Increased Lung Cancer Risk

Commonly Prescribed Antihypertensives Linked to Increased Lung Cancer Risk

To investigate the association between this commonly used antihypertensive class and lung cancer, researchers conducted a population based cohort study involving 992,061 patients from the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Discord among international, organizational blood pressure guidelines have led to confusion between physicians and patients alike.

Modifiable CV Risk Factors Within Healthy Range Indicative of CV Morphology, White Matter Lesions

Modifiable CV Risk Factors Within Healthy Range Indicative of CV Morphology, White Matter Lesions

In multivariable models, associations were observed between cardiovascular risk factors and cerebrovascular morphology, as well as white matter hyperintensity count.

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Cardiac Malformation Risk

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Cardiac Malformation Risk

The use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy may not greatly increase the risk for major congenital malformations in offspring.

Long-Term Exposure to Elevated BP Associated With AS and AR

Long-Term Exposure to Elevated BP Associated With AS and AR

An association was found between increased systolic blood pressure and risk for aortic stenosis and regurgitation.

Reverse Nocturnal BP Dipping Identifies CV Dysautonomia in Parkinson Disease

Reverse Nocturnal BP Dipping Identifies CV Dysautonomia in Parkinson Disease

A greater proportion of patients with dysautonomia had supine hypertension compared with patients without dysautonomia.

Does Adding Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy to CVD Risk Score Improve Risk Discrimination?

Does Adding Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy to CVD Risk Score Improve Risk Discrimination?

Adding history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to the current cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score does not improve CVD prediction in low-risk women.

Intensive BP Control Beneficial in Hypertensive Individuals Regardless of BMI

Intensive BP Control Beneficial in Hypertensive Individuals Regardless of BMI

The overall impact of intensive blood pressure control led to beneficial effects on cardiovascular outcomes across the spectrum of BMI models.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Neurologic Outcomes in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Neurologic Outcomes in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

The primary outcome was an unfavorable neurologic outcome, which was defined as a modified Rankin Scale score of 3 to 6 at 3 months following randomization.

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.

Extreme Preterm Infants at Risk for Early Age High Blood Pressure

Extreme Preterm Infants at Risk for Early Age High Blood Pressure

Children who were born as extreme preterm infants may have a higher risk for high blood pressure and hypertension.

Case: Hypertensive Crisis Following Use of Armodafinil + MAOI

Case: Hypertensive Crisis Following Use of Armodafinil + MAOI

This case involved a 36-year-old female with bipolar disorder who presented to the emergency department (ED) with blurry vision, neck stiffness and the "worst headache of (her) life" after taking armodafinil with tranylcypromine.

FDA Approves First Drug Under the Competitive Generic Therapy Pathway

FDA Approves First Drug Under the Competitive Generic Therapy Pathway

Potassium chloride is an oral treatment indicated for the treatment and prevention of hypokalemia (low potassium blood levels) in patients who are on diuretics, and when dietary management with potassium-rich foods is insufficient or diuretic dose reduction is not possible.

Kapspargo Sprinkle Available to Treat Hypertension, Angina, Heart Failure

Kapspargo Sprinkle Available to Treat Hypertension, Angina, Heart Failure

For patients unable to swallow an intact capsule, the pellets can be sprinkled over soft food (eg, applesauce, yogurt, pudding) or given via a nasogastric (NG) tube.

Use of BP-Interfering Medications Examined Among Patients With Hypertension

Use of BP-Interfering Medications Examined Among Patients With Hypertension

To better understand the real-world use of these agents among patients with hypertension, researchers conducted a retrospective drug utilization study using medical and prescription claims from the Marketscan database (January 2008 to December 2014).

Higher LV Mass Index Associated With Compromised White Matter Microstructure

Higher LV Mass Index Associated With Compromised White Matter Microstructure

In older adults with dementia symptoms, increased left ventricle mass index was associated with compromised white matter microstructure.

Preeclampsia, Gestational Hypertension Increases CVD Risk Later in Life

Preeclampsia, Gestational Hypertension Increases CVD Risk Later in Life

Women with preeclampsia or gestational hypertension during their first pregnancy were more likely to report increased rates of subsequent chronic hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia compared with women who were normotensive.

Heart Meds Recalled After Discovery of Possible Carcinogenic Impurity

Heart Meds Recalled After Discovery of Possible Carcinogenic Impurity

As valsartan is used to treat various cardiovascular conditions including heart failure and hypertension, patients should continue to take their medications until they have a replacement product,

Preeclampsia With Severe Features Increases Risk for Cardiac Abnormalities

Preeclampsia With Severe Features Increases Risk for Cardiac Abnormalities

Women with preeclampsia with severe features had increased right ventricular systolic pressure and decreased global right ventricular longitudinal systolic strain.

Calcium Channel Blocker May Benefit Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Calcium Channel Blocker May Benefit Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

For this study, researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial (N=24) to assess the efficacy and safety of adding oral verapamil for 12 months to a standard insulin regimen in adults with recent-onset type 1 diabetes (age range: 18 to 45 years).

Hydralazine-Induced Hepatotoxicity Described in Case Report

Hydralazine-Induced Hepatotoxicity Described in Case Report

Symptoms in patients with short latency include fever, rash, and eosinophilia.

Empagliflozin Reduces Nephropathy Risk Irrespective of Blood Pressure Control

Empagliflozin Reduces Nephropathy Risk Irrespective of Blood Pressure Control

Investigators examined renal outcomes when controlling cardiovascular risk factors, such as blood pressure, LDL-C, and HbA1c.

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.

FDA Reports Combination Hypertension Treatment Discontinued

FDA Reports Combination Hypertension Treatment Discontinued

The FDA has posted a discontinuation notice for Twynsta for the treatment of hypertension as monotherapy.

Targeting Underlying Conditions May Improve Sinus Rhythm in Atrial Fibrillation

Targeting Underlying Conditions May Improve Sinus Rhythm in Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation who received targeted therapy saw improvements in sinus rhythm as well as reductions in blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.

Updated ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines: Q&A With George Bakris, MD

Updated ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines: Q&A With George Bakris, MD

The Cardiology Advisor interviewed George Bakris, MD on his thoughts regarding the ACC/AHA updated hypertension guidelines.

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

Aegis Sciences announced the launch of KardiAssure, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis to help healthcare providers track cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.

Drug Combination Reduces Risk for First Stroke

Drug Combination Reduces Risk for First Stroke

Fixed-dose candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide with rosuvastatin reduced the incidence of first stroke in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Hypertension Redefined: A Closer Look at the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

Hypertension Redefined: A Closer Look at the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for managing high blood pressure modify hypertension definitions and goals.

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

Recurrent Stroke May Be Predicted by Blood Pressure Variability

Beat-to-beat blood pressure variability is a novel way to predict risk for recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events.

Hypertension Risk Increased With Subclinical Primary Aldosteronism

Hypertension Risk Increased With Subclinical Primary Aldosteronism

Renin-independent aldosteronism, and possibly mineralocorticoid receptor activation increase risk for hypertension.

FDA Approves Angiotensin II IV Infusion for Hypotension

FDA Approves Angiotensin II IV Infusion for Hypotension

The FDA has approved angiotensin II intravenous infusion for hypotension in patients with septic shock.

Hypertension in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction

Hypertension in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction

Vascular endothelial dysfunction contribute to the development of premature arterial stiffening and hypertension in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Hypertension Treatment Approaches: Initial Combination Therapy vs Sequential Monotherapy

Hypertension Treatment Approaches: Initial Combination Therapy vs Sequential Monotherapy

Patients with blood pressure levels of >150/95 mm Hg may benefit from initial combination therapy of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide.

Aliskiren Oral Pellets Now Approved for Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension

Aliskiren Oral Pellets Now Approved for Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension

The FDA has approved aliskiren oral pellets for hypertension treatment.

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

AHA/ACC Release Revised, More Aggressive Blood Pressure Targets

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have released hypertension guidelines which now classify high blood pressure as ≥130/80 mm Hg.

Routine Monitoring for Hypertension Advised for Certain Antipsychotics

Routine Monitoring for Hypertension Advised for Certain Antipsychotics

Patients taking antipsychotic agents, especially clozapine, should be monitored regularly for hypertension.

Chronic Pain Linked to Impaired Cardiovascular Regulation

Chronic Pain Linked to Impaired Cardiovascular Regulation

Comorbid hypertension may be mediated by reduced heart rate variability and spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity in patients with chronic pain.

Effect of Intensive Periodontal Therapy on Blood Pressure in Prehypertension

Effect of Intensive Periodontal Therapy on Blood Pressure in Prehypertension

A randomized controlled clinical trial examined whether intensive periodontal therapy decreases blood pressure in pre-hypertensive patients.

Sleep Debt Affects Cardiovascular Health in Older Women

Sleep Debt Affects Cardiovascular Health in Older Women

Obesity, hypertension, and circadian misalignment may all result from sleep debt.

Puerperal NSAIDs in Preeclampsia Not Associated With Postpartum Hypertension

Puerperal NSAIDs in Preeclampsia Not Associated With Postpartum Hypertension

Women with preeclampsia who received nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs did not have an increased risk for postpartum hypertension.

PCSK9 Inhibitor Does Not Affect Cognitive Function

PCSK9 Inhibitor Does Not Affect Cognitive Function

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

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

Hypertension During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Future CVD

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

Cognitive Function May Improve With Lower SBP in Black Patients

Cognitive Function May Improve With Lower SBP in Black Patients

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

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk for CVD Postpartum

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk for CVD Postpartum

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

ADA Issues Position Statement on Hypertension Management in Diabetes

ADA Issues Position Statement on Hypertension Management in Diabetes

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

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

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Managing Hypertension in Children

AAP Clinical Practice Guideline: Managing Hypertension in Children

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

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

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

Independent Predictors of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Diabetes

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

Spironolactone Oral Suspension Formulation Approved by FDA

Spironolactone Oral Suspension Formulation Approved by FDA

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

Timing of BP Measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Adverse Effects

Timing of BP Measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Adverse Effects

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

Multiple Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Prevalent in Psoriasis

Multiple Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Prevalent in Psoriasis

Patients with psoriasis have high rates of cardiometabolic comorbidities.

Preterm Preeclampsia Incidence Lowered With Aspirin

Preterm Preeclampsia Incidence Lowered With Aspirin

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

Chronic Kidney Disease Benefits From Intensive Blood Pressure Reductions

Chronic Kidney Disease Benefits From Intensive Blood Pressure Reductions

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

Blood Pressure Reductions With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes

Blood Pressure Reductions With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Reducing Severe, Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy With Antihypertensive Therapy

Reducing Severe, Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy With Antihypertensive Therapy

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?

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

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

Patients with vasodilatory shock benefited from adjunctive angiotensin II therapy.

Low Systolic Blood Pressure Target May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Low Systolic Blood Pressure Target May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

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

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.

Preeclampsia Screening: Updated Recommendations From USPSTF

Preeclampsia Screening: Updated Recommendations From USPSTF

Pregnant women should be screened for preeclampsia by measuring blood pressure at each prenatal care visit.

Hypertension in Adolescents Linked to Higher Body Mass Index

Hypertension in Adolescents Linked to Higher Body Mass Index

More than 40% of adolescents were found to have prehypertension or hypertension associated with higher body mass index.

Is A Reduction in BP Likely Using Uric Acid-Lowering Agents?

Is A Reduction in BP Likely Using Uric Acid-Lowering Agents?

A Cochrane review examined whether or not uric acid-lowering therapies could effectively reduce hypertension.

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.

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