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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.

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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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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.

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