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Case: Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Following HCTZ Administration

Case: Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Following HCTZ Administration

A recent report published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine describes the case of a male patient who experienced HCTZ-induced pulmonary edema that was complicated by ARDS.

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Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

Hypertension Disorders in Pregnancy: The Potential of Prophylactic Aspirin

To aid in the prevention of preeclampsia, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend low-dose aspirin prophylaxis in patients with 1 or more high-risk factors.

Blood Pressure Targets in Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research

Blood Pressure Targets in Type 2 Diabetes: Latest Research

Experts call on healthcare providers to diligently focus on hypertension as an important comorbid condition that is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including death.

Nonpsychotic Cannabinoids in Hypertension: Benefits and Harms

Nonpsychotic Cannabinoids in Hypertension: Benefits and Harms

Despite public perception that cannabis is "natural" and "safe," it has been implicated in many serious cardiovascular events, even in young, otherwise healthy people.

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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Case Study: Diarrhea, Weight Loss Linked to Angiotensin Receptor Blocker

Case Study: Diarrhea, Weight Loss Linked to Angiotensin Receptor Blocker

A recently published report describes the case of a 59-year-old male patient who experienced olmesartan-associated enteropathy and highlights the importance of performing thorough medication reviews.

LDL-C Levels May Not Affect CVD Event Risk in Certain Patients With Hypertension

LDL-C Levels May Not Affect CVD Event Risk in Certain Patients With Hypertension

Researchers evaluated the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with hypertension at increased cardiovascular risk.

FDA Provides Update on Ongoing Investigation Into Valsartan Products

FDA Provides Update on Ongoing Investigation Into Valsartan Products

The FDA has issued a statement regarding the ongoing investigation into potentially carcinogenic impurities identified in some angiotensin II receptor blockers.

Media Coverage of Expanded Definition of Hypertension Unbalanced

Media Coverage of Expanded Definition of Hypertension Unbalanced

Media coverage on the expanded definition of hypertension was largely positive but did not sufficiently cover information on potential harms.

Primary Hypertension May Not Affect Prognosis of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Primary Hypertension May Not Affect Prognosis of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

The presence of primary hypertension does not appear to have an effect on the prognosis of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

FIRST-Metoprolol Unit-of-Use Compounding Kit Now Available

FIRST-Metoprolol Unit-of-Use Compounding Kit Now Available

Metoprolol tartrate is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, for the long-term treatment of angina pectoris, and for the treatment of hemodynamically stable patients with definite or suspected acute myocardial infarction to reduce cardiovascular mortality.

Active CVD Screening Should Be Conducted in Comorbid COPD, Obesity

Active CVD Screening Should Be Conducted in Comorbid COPD, Obesity

Hypertension and diabetes are especially prevalent comorbidities in obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor, Medical App Now Available

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor, Medical App Now Available

HeartGuide is designed as a wrist watch that uses the oscillometric cuff method, the standard for medical-grade personal blood pressure measurement.

Correlates of Systolic BP Reduction After Liraglutide Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Correlates of Systolic BP Reduction After Liraglutide Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with liraglutide experience a greater reduction in systolic BP if they have lower baseline continuous glucose monitoring values and higher diastolic BP.

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Members of 2 remote Venezuelan tribes were found to have elevated blood pressure following exposure to Western culture.

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