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Can Tight Blood Pressure Control Prevent Repeat Hemorrhagic Strokes?

Can Tight Blood Pressure Control Prevent Repeat Hemorrhagic Strokes?

More research needed to assess benefits and risks of tighter blood pressure control.

Spouses of Stroke Patients Have Lower Quality of Life

Spouses of Stroke Patients Have Lower Quality of Life

Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, researchers find.

No Cognitive Benefits for Seniors Who Halt Hypertension Medication

No Cognitive Benefits for Seniors Who Halt Hypertension Medication

Prior research suggests lower blood pressure increases risk for cognitive decline in elderly.

Long Working Hours Linked to Stroke

Long Working Hours Linked to Stroke

Association with coronary heart disease is smaller; dose-response association seen for stroke.

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Some Stroke Patients Fail to Get Rapid Care

Researchers find transport time to specialized center sometimes longer than 2 hours.

Serum Chloride Levels Linked to Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

Serum Chloride Levels Linked to Mortality in Heart Failure Patients

Independent and inverse correlation seen for mortality with acute decompensated heart failure.

Some Minorities Less Likely to Call EMS for Stroke

Some Minorities Less Likely to Call EMS for Stroke

Hispanic and Asian individuals and African American women have lower usage of EMS transport for stroke.

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

A multidisciplinary team-based approach to diabetes management may help prevent complications like diabetic kidney disease.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Fade for Many Diabetes Patients

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Fade for Many Diabetes Patients

Little is known about the long-term effects of bariatric procedures

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Elevated BP

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Elevated BP

Acute kidney injury is associated with a signi­ficant 22% increased odds of subsequence development of a blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg.

Late Life CKD Possibly Linked to Higher Midlife Blood Pressure

Late Life CKD Possibly Linked to Higher Midlife Blood Pressure

New findings may offer possible strategies for preventing renal function decline.

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Hyponatremia Increases Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients

Study of Asian patients found that the 12-month mortality rate was signi­ficantly higher in those with than without hyponatremia at hospital admission for heart failure.

Non-Surgical Balloon Device Approved for Obesity

Non-Surgical Balloon Device Approved for Obesity

Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness.

Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death

Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death.

Delivery of Life-saving Stroke Treatment Needs Improvement

Delivery of Life-saving Stroke Treatment Needs Improvement

Study shows delivery of tissue plasminogen activator is often later than staff believes.

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