Some physicians tout successes in getting patients moving more by suggesting incremental changes in their activity levels, and also by highlighting the more immediately visible payoffs.
1 Apr 2021
Blood pressure affects cardiovascular risk differently across different diseases and age ranges, according to a large, new study.
10 Jun 2014
This week's quiz asks readers to determine the appropriate management for a 28-year-old woman with hypertension who is seeking preconception counseling.
11 Jan 2022
Fewer splenectomies are being done, but thromboembolic disease afterward is now more recognized and therefore being diagnosed more frequently.
1 Apr 2017
A new guideline was released last week on pharmacologic therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults.
24 Jun 2014
That most nonadherent patients are willfully rejecting doctors' orders might seem shocking. But physicians have to accept it in order to encourage patients to accept their advice. Digital health tools may offer potential aids in solving matters of adherence.
1 Mar 2017
A 55-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. He has a 2-year history of nonischemic cardiomyopathy. (Echocardiogram 2 years ago demonstrated a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35%.) He is feeling well and reports no shortness of breath; he walks 2 miles daily without symptoms. Medical history is remarkable for hypertension. Medications are lisinopril, carvedilol, and chlorthalidone. Following a physical exam, lab results, and an electrocardiogram, which calcium-channel blockers should be added to this patient's medical regimen?
4 Nov 2014
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
This column reviews details on recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Apr 2022
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