Articles matching the ‘Hypertension’ Category

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March 17th, 2015

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Appear to Lower Blood Pressure

Vitamin D supplements do not effectively lower blood pressure, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine. Low serum vitamin D levels have previously been associated with elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular events.


September 18th, 2014

Do Hemodynamic Endpoints Have Value in Patients Treated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?

Corey E. Ventetuolo discusses her research group’s study of hemodynamic endpoints in clinical trials of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.


January 31st, 2014

A (Not So) New Drug Landscape for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

John Ryan offers a primer on three newly approved drugs for pulmonary arterial hypertension.


January 22nd, 2014

SERIES: Making Sense of the New Prevention Guidelines — The View from Clinical Practice

A series of clinical vignettes involving decisions affected by the recently published prevention guidelines (JNC 8, ACC/AHA, ESC)


January 22nd, 2014

Prevention Guidelines in Practice: Vignette 1

A 71-year-old man asks John Ryan about reducing or stopping his hypertension medication


September 17th, 2013

How Well Does Hypertensive Retinopathy Predict Stroke?

Mohammad Kamran Ikram discusses his research group’s investigation of the value of hypertensive retinopathy in predicting the long-term risk for stroke in patients with hypertension.


September 7th, 2013

Visit-to-Visit Variability in Systolic BP Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

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John Chalmers and his coauthors discuss their analysis of data from the ADVANCE trial.


September 3rd, 2013

Renal Denervation: The Next Magic Bullet?

Hypertension, diabetes, acute and chronic heart failure, worsening of renal function, obstructive sleep apnea…. A CardioExchange Fellow reacts to a session on new potential indications for this treatment modality.


August 29th, 2013

Managing Hypertension – Not as Easy as It Once Seemed

A Chief Resident surveys the rapidly changing landscape of hypertension management.


May 1st, 2013

Which Wedge to Believe?

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Offer your diagnosis of a 39-year-old man with severe pulmonary hypertension and markedly variable pulmonary capillary wedge pressures among lung segments.