A 59-year-old man is evaluated for recently discovered spontaneous hypokalemia and hypertension. The patient had normal blood pressure at a visit 1 year ago. He has no symptoms and takes no medications. What is the most appropriate initial treatment?
18 Sep 2012
This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 67-year-old man who presents to the emergency department for confusion and agitation secondary to malignant hypertension.
20 Dec 2011
Rosiglitazone restricted to patients who can't take other drugs
28 Sep 2010
Elevated blood pressure in early adulthood is associated with a greater risk of death decades later, including overall mortality and mortality from cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, although not from stroke, a study found.
22 Nov 2011
MKSAP Quiz: 3-week history of fatigue, nausea, and poor appetite
8 Mar 2011
Between-arm differences in systolic blood pressure may indicate increased mortality risk in hypertension
Patients with hypertension who have a between-arm difference of at least 10 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure may be at higher risk for cardiovascular events and death, according to a new study.
27 Mar 2012
New performance measures for adults with coronary artery disease and hypertension are meant to provide a patient-centered focus and give practitioners and institutions tools to measure and improve care quality.
14 Jun 2011
Court rules physicians not subject to red flags rule Medicare adjusts Faslodex claims edit
15 Mar 2011
A 67-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit for resistant hypertension. He was recently evaluated for primary hyperaldosteronism, and the screening plasma aldosterone concentration/plasma renin activity ratio was >20. A dedicated adrenal CT scan showed diffuse bilateral adrenal hyperplasia. After history and physical, cardiac and pulmonary exams, and discussion of patient preferences, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
19 Jul 2022
Long-term use of a calcium-channel blocker for hypertension was associated with about a 2.5 times higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study.
13 Aug 2013