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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.

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AMA Focuses on Blood Pressure for American Heart Month

AMA Focuses on Blood Pressure for American Heart Month

AMA provides three questions for physicians to ask when measuring blood pressure

Blood Pressure Drugs Benefit Pre-Hypertension Diabetes

Blood Pressure Drugs Benefit Pre-Hypertension Diabetes

Although positive effect of meds smaller in participants with lower blood pressure levels

Quickly Treat High Systolic Blood Pressure

Quickly Treat High Systolic Blood Pressure

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, researchers say.

Isolated Systolic High Blood Pressure in Younger Adults Linked to Early Death

Isolated Systolic High Blood Pressure in Younger Adults Linked to Early Death

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say.

Tight Hypertension Control Does Not Lower Pregnancy Complication Risk

Tight Hypertension Control Does Not Lower Pregnancy Complication Risk

Tight and less-tight BP control resulted in similar rates of pregnancy loss, high-level neonatal care, or overall maternal complications.

Eating Blueberries Daily May Reduce Blood Pressure

Eating Blueberries Daily May Reduce Blood Pressure

After 8 weeks, postmenopausal women with pre- or stage 1-hypertension who consumed dried blueberry powder daily had decreases in their blood pressure and arterial stiffness.

Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

Updated Hypertension Guidelines Could Save 13,000 Lives Yearly

The 2014 recommendations also could prevent an estimated 56,000 cardiovascular events annually and save costs.

Bariatric Surgery May Prolong Survival in Severely Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery May Prolong Survival in Severely Obese Patients

The results apply to older men and women, even with other health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension.

BP Therapy Cuts Stroke, Mortality Risk in Grade 1 Hypertension

BP Therapy Cuts Stroke, Mortality Risk in Grade 1 Hypertension

Treatment reduces blood pressure; decreases likelihood of stroke, cardiovascular, total deaths

Simple Ways to Improve Blood Pressure Measurement

Simple Ways to Improve Blood Pressure Measurement

Standardizing measurement principles allows for more accurate measurement of blood pressure.

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

ADA's 2015 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association's 2015 standards include new recommendations for statin treatment based on individual risk profile.

Ambulatory BP Monitors for Hypertension Diagnosis

Ambulatory BP Monitors for Hypertension Diagnosis

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring does a better job of predicting future events

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors

No improvements were seen in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure on the low glycemic index diets.

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.