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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.

6-Minute Walk Stress Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-Minute Walk Stress Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-minute walk stress echocardiography noninvasively predicts pulmonary hypertension development in connective tissue disease.

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Say High Blood Pressure Instead of Hypertension to Patients

Say High Blood Pressure Instead of Hypertension to Patients

Patients may think of hypertension as a psychological condition, related to too much tension, study finds.

Blood Pressure Drug Initiation Linked to Serious Falls in Elderly

Blood Pressure Drug Initiation Linked to Serious Falls in Elderly

Initiating antihypertensive therapy increases the short-term risk of falls in elderly patients, study finds.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Still Needed in All States

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Still Needed in All States

About half of cardiovascular deaths could be prevented with elimination of 5 major risk factors.

Better Hypertension Treatment with Expansion in Insurance Coverage

Better Hypertension Treatment with Expansion in Insurance Coverage

Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events, CVD-related deaths.

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Risk Factors for CKD Progression ID'd

Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.

Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Mildly Elevated Blood Pressure May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Treatment should begin early to prevent cardiac dysfunction, researchers say.

More than 1 in 10 Lupus Patients Have Pulmonary Hypertension

More than 1 in 10 Lupus Patients Have Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients have few cardiopulmonary symptoms; serum uric acid can predict presence of pumonary hypertension.

Blood Pressure and Other Meds Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Blood Pressure and Other Meds Increase Risk of Heat-Related Illness

Mechanisms include diuresis and electrolyte imbalance, sedation and cognitive impairment.

Low-Sodium Diet Improves Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Meds

Low-Sodium Diet Improves Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Meds

Drugs significantly lower blood pressure even without adherence to low-salt diet

Delaying ARBs After Surgery Linked to Greater Mortality

Delaying ARBs After Surgery Linked to Greater Mortality

Failure to resume ARBs linked to mortality risk, especially in younger patients.

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Lower odds for consulting complementary and alternative medicine practitioner, taking CAM

Prolonged HIV Medication Use May Raise Hypertension Risk

Prolonged HIV Medication Use May Raise Hypertension Risk

Study finds a link with combination therapy based on a protease inhibitor and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.

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