Search results for "Hypertension"
AHA scientific statement looks at preventing, managing falls
Physicians should ask patients and relatives about previous falls, review use of medications and alcohol, and conduct a basic physical assessment, among other recommendations, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
31 May 2022
EHR alerts from remote BP monitoring often led to med adjustments, appointments in a single-center study
However, about a third of the electronic health record (EHR) alerts indicating multiple elevated blood pressure (BP) readings in patients with hypertension did not lead to changes in care plans.
25 Jan 2022
Study finds masked and white coat hypertension prevalent and associated with higher risk of adverse cardiovascular events
Both white coat hypertension and masked hypertension were independently associated with increased biomarkers for organ damage, as well as higher risk of cardiovascular events compared with normal blood pressure, even after adjustment for traditional cardiovascular risk factors.
10 Nov 2015
Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge
Million Hearts® began a competitive challenge called The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge to identify practices, physicians and health systems that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in controlling hypertension.
20 Aug 2013
Statin treatment reduced cardiovascular events more than hypertension drugs in intermediate-risk patients, study finds
An accompanying editorial said that the results of this trial support the benefits of statins for primary prevention and a risk-based approach to prescribing, rather than one based on LDL levels.
5 Apr 2016
MKSAP Quiz: Treatment of elevated cholesterol levels
A 58-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit. He has psoriatic arthritis and hypertension. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment?
14 Dec 2021
AHA, ACC, CDC issue science advisory on hypertension
The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recent science advisory on control of hypertension.
26 Nov 2013
ARBs appear to have fewer side effects, same effectiveness compared to ACE inhibitors
Researchers used large international databases to compare outcomes among patients who initiated hypertension therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors versus angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and concluded that ARBs should be preferred.
3 Aug 2021
MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for stable chronic kidney disease
A 57-year-old man is evaluated during follow-up for stable chronic kidney disease diagnosed 1 year ago. He also has type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and peripheral artery disease. On physical examination, blood pressure is 128/74 mm Hg, pulse rate is 65/min, and respiration rate is 18/min. Bilateral carotid and lower abdominal quadrant bruits are heard. Peripheral extremity pulses are diminished. The remainder of the examination is normal. After laboratory studies, what is the appropriate management?
9 Nov 2021
Screen cardiovascular disease patients for sleep apnea, AHA recommends
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is as high as 40% to 80% in patients with hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or stroke, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
29 Jun 2021