Hypertension

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

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

6-Minute Walk Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

6-Minute Walk Test Predicts Pulmonary Hypertension

Findings in patients with pulmonary hypertension linked to heart failure and preserved ejection fraction

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

Sodium Levels Rise As CKD Progresses

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In a small study, each 1 mL/min/1.73 m2 decrease in eGFR was associated with a significant 0.020 mmol/L increase in serum sodium.

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

Dialysis Patients More Likely to Die in Winter

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Austrian study finds a death rate in winter of 1.60 deaths per 100 patient-months compared with 1.06 deaths per 100 patient-months in summer.

Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Daily Caffeine Linked to Lower Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function.

Third-Line Therapy Choices for Type 2 Diabetes

Third-Line Therapy Choices for Type 2 Diabetes

TZD effective post metformin and exenatide; exenatide effective post metformin and glimepiride.

PCa Recurrence Not Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

PCa Recurrence Not Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

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High LDL cholesterol and high blood glucose, however, did increase the risk of PSA relapse.

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.

New Hypertension Guidelines for Coronary Artery Disease Patients

New Hypertension Guidelines for Coronary Artery Disease Patients

One aim of the updated guidelines is more flexibility for heart disease patients, doctors say.

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

Partial Nephrectomy Does Not Eliminate CKD Risk

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The risk is particularly elevated for patients who have CKD risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and older age.

International Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equation

International Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equation

Risk equation can be recalibrated for application in different countries; good discrimination in validations.

Spike in Hypertension-Related Deaths, Says CDC

Spike in Hypertension-Related Deaths, Says CDC

Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

Enalapril Plus Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk in Hypertension

Enalapril Plus Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk in Hypertension

Study in Chinese population shows reduced risk of first stroke with combined use of enalapril, folic acid

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Blood Pressure

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Blood Pressure

No reductions in systolic, diastolic BP in trial-level analysis, individual patient data analysis

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

53% taking action to reduce sodium. Those receiving medical advice to reduce sodium intake appeared more willing to take action.

Unusual CKD Identified in Salvadoran Women

Unusual CKD Identified in Salvadoran Women

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In a study, 6.6% of women had CKD that could not be attributed to diabetes, hypertension, or glomerulopathy.

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

Interarm BP Differences Predict Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients

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A difference of 10 mm Hg or more in systolic blood pressure was associated with an 80% increased risk.

Avoid 3 Risk Factors, Live 10 More Heart Healthy Years

Avoid 3 Risk Factors, Live 10 More Heart Healthy Years

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and live up to 13 more years without congestive heart failure, study suggests.

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Acetaminophen May Be Riskier Than Thought

Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety

Statins Cut Death Risk in Non-Obstructive CAD

Statins Cut Death Risk in Non-Obstructive CAD

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Statin use is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality among patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD).

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

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

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