Mortality risk increased with higher serum digoxin levels; results similar regardless of heart failure
Greater chance of achieving blood pressure target level with combo pill strategy versus usual care
Sodium-BP link persisted after controlling for 13 macronutrients, 12 vitamins, 7 minerals
Using biomarkers to titrate CHF meds may better improve mortality vs. generic titration of all patients
Higher risk of ischemic stroke seen before, after atrial fibrillation diagnosis compared with whites
Gingko biloba plant extract combined with aspirin may help resolve some issues in cognition for acute ischemic stroke patients.
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors and ACEI Combination Therapy Hypertension Dosing Chart.
Oral calcium channel blockers (CCBs) for the treatment of hypertension including benzothiazepines, dihydropyridines, and diphenylalkylamines.
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARB) used for the treatment of hypertension and their respective strengths, formulations, and doses.
Men who smoked just one cigarette/day had 46% of excess relative risk of smoking 20/day.
The 2017 guideline uses a different classification system for BP than previous guidelines.
Dose-response effect observed in overweight African-Americans with vitamin D deficiency
1. Team-based, multilevel implementation strategies were the most effective at reducing systolic blood pressure (BP). 2. Team-based care with medication titration by non-physicians, health coaching, and home BP monitoring shown to be effective at improving diastolic BP among patients. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease 
Silent and clinically manifested MI both correlated with future risk of heart failure in adjusted models.
Effect is larger in chronic heart failure patients with diabetes than CHF patients without diabetes.
Each additional cup consumed per week tied to a decrease in risk compared with no coffee intake.
Updated recommendations lower the blood pressure threshold for a hypertension diagnosis from 140/90 to 130/80 mm Hg.
From 1995 to 2015, the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among patients starting hemodialysis increased from 67.9% to 87.6% and from 43.1% to 59.6%, respectively.
Study of U.S. veterans found that patients with resistant hypertension had 23%, 31%, and 144% higher risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and end-stage renal disease, respectively.
Post hoc analysis of SPRINT finds no significant difference in the incidence of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events among patients with moderate-to-advanced chronic kidney disease.
Increase in hazard of death with higher mean pulmonary arterial pressure, with no threshold seen.
Patients who show a poor response to a certain dose and medication also show a poor response to higher doses and other RAAS inhibitors or NSAIDs, meta-analysis shows.
Some adolescents may have organ damage related to blood pressure and are not targeted for therapy.
Adverse events up for generic users of losartan, valsartan, candesartan in month of commercialization
Patients were 3 times less likely to take their medications if their providers didn't use a more collaborative style, such as asking open-ended questions, and ensuring they understood instructions, the investigators found.
The researchers found that scores on the cognitive tests were linked with the patient's systolic blood pressure.
In mild AF-related acute ischemic stroke, rivaroxaban and warfarin had comparable safety and efficacy.
Targeting and treating systolic blood pressure to a lower range was associated with a 14% decreased risk of death, meta-analysis shows.
Targeting a systolic blood pressure below 120 mm Hg versus 135 to 139 mm Hg increased the absolute risk of incident CKD by 2.6% over 3 years, but decreased the risk of cardiovascular events or death.
People who increased their weight by as little as 5% were more likely to have thickening and enlargement of the left ventricle.
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