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New guideline released on pharmacologic therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults

A new guideline was released last week on pharmacologic therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults.
24 Jun 2014

Learn to see signs of an often fatal disease

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

Error with hypertension code for PQRS

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

Thoracic society releases guidelines on pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell patients

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

Get comfortable talking about obesity

Kimberly N. Sims, MD, FACP, explains ways to make obesity counseling easier for patients and for their doctors.
1 Apr 2022

MKSAP Quiz: tachycardia and hypertension postoperatively

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

Pinpoint patients' top priorities

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

MKSAP Quiz: spontaneous hypokalemia and hypertension

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

MKSAP Quiz: Confusion and agitation secondary to malignant hypertension

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

Financial incentives don't improve U.K. doctors' performance for hypertension care

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

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