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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.

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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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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%.

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