A U.K. study compared morning versus evening dosing of antihypertensive drugs, a U.S. study looked at optimal dosing in patients with proteinuria, and a trial in Spain tested self-titration in patients with poorly controlled hypertension.
18 Oct 2022
A 44-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for chronic hypertension. Over the past month, her average blood pressure measured with home blood pressure monitoring was 150/90 mm Hg. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
11 Oct 2022
A randomized double-blind trial compared the angiotensin-receptor blocker with placebo in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and found no difference in six-minute walk distance over six months.
11 Oct 2022
Gestational diabetes associated with risks later in life, but lifestyle makes a difference, studies find
A review found increased risks of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in women who had gestational diabetes, while another study showed that five markers of a healthy lifestyle were associated with a significant reduction in risk of developing type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes.
27 Sep 2022
One study found that early rhythm control was better than rate control for low-risk patients, another found that age at menarche and menopause was associated with afib risk, and another indicated that women's lower risk for afib is due to their smaller body size compared with men.
6 Sep 2022
Patients with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can sometimes hide in plain sight.
1 Sep 2022
Dapagliflozin associated with improved outcomes for HF with mildly reduced or preserved ejection fraction
An industry-funded study found patients with heart failure (HF) and an ejection fraction above 40% had a lower combined risk for worsening HF or cardiovascular death if they were randomly assigned to receive dapagliflozin versus placebo.
30 Aug 2022
A 58-year-old man is evaluated at a follow-up visit. He has had rheumatoid arthritis for 5 years. Increasing morning stiffness, fatigue, increasing joint pain, and swelling of small hand joints have developed in the past 6 months. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most appropriate treatment?
16 Aug 2022
A cohort study that analyzed encounters in one health system for worsening heart failure found that ED and observation stays and outpatient visits account for approximately half of the visits, with hospitalizations comprising the other half.
5 Jul 2022
The first step to treating patients with postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) is simple, one expert said: Believe them.
1 Jun 2022