A new guideline was released last week on pharmacologic therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults.
24 Jun 2014
Pulmonary arterial hypertension can be recognized and treated. But it remains a diagnosis that is often missed, and the delay can lead to a rapidly progressing and fatal outcome. Learn the signs beyond a patient who reports “being out of breath.”.
1 Apr 2013
CMS has recently realized that claims submitted for the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System Measure #235, “Hypertension: Plan of Care” are being rejected or denied.
6 Mar 2012
The American Thoracic Society recently released clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for death from pulmonary hypertension.
18 Mar 2014
Kimberly N. Sims, MD, FACP, explains ways to make obesity counseling easier for patients and for their doctors.
1 Apr 2022
This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 59-year-old man for tachycardia and hypertension six hours after an uncomplicated open cholecystectomy under general anesthesia.
22 May 2012
An approach to decision making in older adults with multiple chronic conditions begins with identifying the patient's health priorities before deciding which treatments to continue, stop, or start to align care with these individual goals.
1 Jun 2021
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
A pay-for-performance initiative in the United Kingdom aimed at managing hypertension had no effect on clinical outcomes, a new study has found.
1 Feb 2011