Latest Hypertension News
Mortality risk increased with higher serum digoxin levels; results similar regardless of heart failure
Greater chance of achieving blood pressure target level with combo pill strategy versus usual care
Sodium-BP link persisted after controlling for 13 macronutrients, 12 vitamins, 7 minerals
Using biomarkers to titrate CHF meds may better improve mortality vs. generic titration of all patients
Higher risk of ischemic stroke seen before, after atrial fibrillation diagnosis compared with whites
Gingko biloba plant extract combined with aspirin may help resolve some issues in cognition for acute ischemic stroke patients.
Men who smoked just one cigarette/day had 46% of excess relative risk of smoking 20/day.
The 2017 guideline uses a different classification system for BP than previous guidelines.
Dose-response effect observed in overweight African-Americans with vitamin D deficiency
Silent and clinically manifested MI both correlated with future risk of heart failure in adjusted models.
Effect is larger in chronic heart failure patients with diabetes than CHF patients without diabetes.
Each additional cup consumed per week tied to a decrease in risk compared with no coffee intake.
Updated recommendations lower the blood pressure threshold for a hypertension diagnosis from 140/90 to 130/80 mm Hg.
From 1995 to 2015, the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among patients starting hemodialysis increased from 67.9% to 87.6% and from 43.1% to 59.6%, respectively.
Study of U.S. veterans found that patients with resistant hypertension had 23%, 31%, and 144% higher risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and end-stage renal disease, respectively.
NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)