A VA center reduced uncontrolled hypertension rates by implementing group visits. The program allowed physicians to titrate medicine to efficacy, and then motivated patients to remain involved and compliant with therapy.
1 Mar 2011
The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.
5 Apr 2022
Recategorized, lower thresholds might give physicians effective new weapons in the fight against hypertension, but some contend that it's premature to change clinical practice.
1 Mar 2018
The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is seeking nominations of physicians and practices that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in controlling hypertension. Clinicians, practices, and health systems that provide primary care and have achieved hypertension control rates greater than 70% are eligible to enter. The Challenge is open through Oct. 10, 2014.
9 Sep 2014
MKSAP Quiz: swollen right elbow for two days
12 Oct 2010
With the pandemic's effects on drinking as a backdrop, public health initiatives like “Dry January” may be enticing to patients who want to pause their drinking and examine their habits.
1 Jan 2022
A prospective registry-based study in Denmark found that offspring of men who filled one or more prescriptions for metformin during the three months of developing fertilizing sperm were more likely to have a birth defect, while insulin and sulfonylureas were not associated with increased risk.
29 Mar 2022
While nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are dynamic processes that can progress and regress, lifestyle modification, including diet, is a must for all patients, wherever they are in their disease.
1 Apr 2021
A 68-year-old man is evaluated for an episode of syncope and repeated episodes of near-fainting when standing and working on his tractor. Current medical problems are hypertension and dyslipidemia. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate management?
8 Feb 2022
Pharmacologic treatment of blood pressure may prevent major cardiovascular events and death in patients with uncomplicated stage 1 hypertension, according to a systematic review.
23 Dec 2014