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.
Increased risk for high blood pressure and hypertension seen in both overweight and normal-weight 6- to 7-year-olds.
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.
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).
Use of billing data alone shows that up to 1 in 8 hypertension cases might be undiagnosed.
Adoption of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines would label more than half of 45- to 75-year-olds as having hypertension.
In older adults with dementia symptoms, increased left ventricle mass index was associated with compromised white matter microstructure.
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.
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.
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,
Regardless of blood pressure levels in young adulthood, blacks have increased hypertension risk vs whites.
However, systolic blood pressure did not differ in the electronic health record-plus-education group vs the usual care group.
Women with preeclampsia with severe features had increased right ventricular systolic pressure and decreased global right ventricular longitudinal systolic strain.
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).
Incorporation of new pediatric definitions increased the prevalence of hypertension in high-risk youth.
Symptoms in patients with short latency include fever, rash, and eosinophilia.
The relative risk for hypertension increased with any drinking in men without hypertension.
Investigators examined renal outcomes when controlling cardiovascular risk factors, such as blood pressure, LDL-C, and HbA1c.
There was no strong evidence of a linear effect for 25-hydroxyvitamin D on the risk of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in the one-sample mendelian randomization analysis.
The risk for dementia may increase with blood pressure ≥130 mm Hg in 50-year-olds.
Higher risk for second hemorrhagic stroke in blacks and Hispanics is not fully explained by hypertension severity.
More stroke survivors are not within the new recommended blood pressure targets compared with Joint National Committee report.
Use of Universal Precautions Toolkit recommended for improving quality of cardiovascular care.
Consensi combines amlodipine besylate, a calcium-channel blocker (CCB), and celecoxib, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Individuals with hypertension have 2.5 times the inpatient cost, almost double outpatient cost, and almost triple the prescription medication cost.
Clinicians should be mindful of specific blood pressure goals proven to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.
Investigators sought to determine whether targeting systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg in patients with type 2 diabetes would result in adverse CV outcomes.
The 2017 hypertension guideline was associated with an increase in proportion of adults recommended for antihypertensive treatment and an estimated decrease in cardiovascular events and deaths.
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.
Overall, there was a 1.61-fold increase in risk for elevated blood pressure in children with highest vs lowest tertile of PM2.5.
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