More research needed to assess benefits and risks of tighter blood pressure control.
Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, researchers find.
Prior research suggests lower blood pressure increases risk for cognitive decline in elderly.
Association with coronary heart disease is smaller; dose-response association seen for stroke.
Researchers find transport time to specialized center sometimes longer than 2 hours.
Independent and inverse correlation seen for mortality with acute decompensated heart failure.
Hispanic and Asian individuals and African American women have lower usage of EMS transport for stroke.
A multidisciplinary team-based approach to diabetes management may help prevent complications like diabetic kidney disease.
Little is known about the long-term effects of bariatric procedures
Acute kidney injury is associated with a significant 22% increased odds of subsequence development of a blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg.
New findings may offer possible strategies for preventing renal function decline.
Study of Asian patients found that the 12-month mortality rate was significantly higher in those with than without hyponatremia at hospital admission for heart failure.
Inflated in stomach, it may create sense of fullness.
Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death.
Study shows delivery of tissue plasminogen activator is often later than staff believes.
6-minute walk stress echocardiography noninvasively predicts pulmonary hypertension development in connective tissue disease.
Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.
Patients may think of hypertension as a psychological condition, related to too much tension, study finds.
Initiating antihypertensive therapy increases the short-term risk of falls in elderly patients, study finds.
About half of cardiovascular deaths could be prevented with elimination of 5 major risk factors.
Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events, CVD-related deaths.
Proteinuria, hyperphosphatemia, anemia linked more rapid annual decline in eGFR.
Treatment should begin early to prevent cardiac dysfunction, researchers say.
Patients have few cardiopulmonary symptoms; serum uric acid can predict presence of pumonary hypertension.
Mechanisms include diuresis and electrolyte imbalance, sedation and cognitive impairment.
Drugs significantly lower blood pressure even without adherence to low-salt diet
Failure to resume ARBs linked to mortality risk, especially in younger patients.
Lower odds for consulting complementary and alternative medicine practitioner, taking CAM
Study finds a link with combination therapy based on a protease inhibitor and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.
Findings in patients with pulmonary hypertension linked to heart failure and preserved ejection fraction
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