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Expert Q&A Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

Commentary Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

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Blood Pressure Stays Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Blood Pressure Stays Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Research suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible.

Emergency Department Visits for Hypertension On the Rise

Emergency Department Visits for Hypertension On the Rise

But admission rates and in-hospital mortality for hypertension have decreased.

Renal Denervation Doesn't Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)

Renal Denervation Doesn't Lower Ambulatory Blood Pressure (BP)

Second study shows denervation procedures may miss targets, may not meet threshold for effect.

Abdominal Fat Strongly Tied to Hypertension

Abdominal Fat Strongly Tied to Hypertension

Visceral fat is even more important than overall adiposity in determining risk.

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stents May Help Some Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) Patients

Stenting may benefit patients with renal artery stenosis who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials.

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

More Blood Pressure (BP) Control Not Always Best in Hypertension

An SBP target of about 120-140 rather than below 140 mm Hg may be more beneficial.

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Renal Failure in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Adolescent Risk Factors

Proteinuria, hypertension, and obesity in adolescence independently predict development of end-stage renal disease.

Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

Blood Pressure Increases Along with Sodium Intake

The association is most pronounced in hypertensives, consumers of high-sodium diets, and older individuals.

Best Outcomes with Systolic BP of 130-139 mm Hg

Best Outcomes with Systolic BP of 130-139 mm Hg

Composite of mortality, end-stage renal disease increased at higher and lower blood pressures.

Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure

Probiotics Could Lower Blood Pressure

Effect appears to be greater when baseline blood pressure is elevated.

New Program Helps ID Undiagnosed Hypertension

New Program Helps ID Undiagnosed Hypertension

Technology-based program may improve quality of care in the primary care setting.

Long-Term Hypertension Ups Psoriasis Risk

Long-Term Hypertension Ups Psoriasis Risk

Women who had hypertension for at least 6 years had a 27% increased risk of the skin disease.

Higher Plasma Vitamin D Lowers Hypertension Risk

Higher Plasma Vitamin D Lowers Hypertension Risk

Finding based on a mendelian randomization using an allele score as proxy for 25(OH)D.

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Among patients with hypertension, elevated systolic blood pressure is associated with the highest risk for CV.