Use of Multiple Antihypertensive Agents Has Increased in Hospitalizations Complicated by PreeclampsiaFebruary 19, 2018
Use of antihypertensive treatments has increased during delivery hospitalizations in women with preeclampsia.
Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation who received targeted therapy saw improvements in sinus rhythm as well as reductions in blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.
Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction had poor outcomes when they had a systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg.
The Cardiology Advisor interviewed George Bakris, MD on his thoughts regarding the ACC/AHA updated hypertension guidelines.
Postmenopausal women who breastfed more children, or breastfed for a longer duration, have a lower risk for hypertension.
Very low-calorie diets can cause transient deterioration in heart function.
More than 40% of women with severe preeclampsia have hypertension 1 year after delivery.
Aegis Sciences announced the launch of KardiAssure, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis to help healthcare providers track cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.
The prevalence of pulmonary embolism is low in patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope.
Few US stroke survivors display ideal cardiovascular health.
Fixed-dose candesartan plus hydrochlorothiazide with rosuvastatin reduced the incidence of first stroke in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.
The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for managing high blood pressure modify hypertension definitions and goals.
Only approximately half of pediatric patients with a blood pressure reading ≥95th percentile would be correctly classified based on BP reading.
Bariatric surgery is associated with lower risks of obesity-related comorbidities but a clinically important increased risk for complications compared with medical treatment.
Worry about deportation is significantly tied to higher levels of known cardiovascular risk factors.
The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with arthritis may pose a significant cardiovascular risk.
Sauna exposure is associated with improvements in cardiovascular function and arterial compliance.
Beat-to-beat blood pressure variability is a novel way to predict risk for recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events.
Renin-independent aldosteronism, and possibly mineralocorticoid receptor activation increase risk for hypertension.
The FDA has approved angiotensin II intravenous infusion for hypotension in patients with septic shock.
Vascular endothelial dysfunction contribute to the development of premature arterial stiffening and hypertension in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Multilevel, multicomponent strategies, followed by patient-level strategies, are the most effective for blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.
Integrating pharmacists into medical home practices helps patients with better disease management for hypertension and diabetes.
Patients with blood pressure levels of >150/95 mm Hg may benefit from initial combination therapy of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide.
Using dopaminergic antagonists and agonists can affect blood pressure.
The FDA has approved aliskiren oral pellets for hypertension treatment.
High salt intake affects gut microbiome but certain intestinal bacteria may modulate blood pressure.
Intensive BP control may actually be harmful for patients with chronic kidney disease.
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have released hypertension guidelines which now classify high blood pressure as ≥130/80 mm Hg.
Comorbid hypertension may be mediated by reduced heart rate variability and spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity in patients with chronic pain.
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