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February 10th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: February 10th

This week’s topics include two reports of cobalt-induced heart failure, a comparison of CABG and PCI, and more.


February 4th, 2014

Blood Pressure Trajectory Over 25 Years Predicts Atherosclerosis Risk

Everyone knows that blood pressure is one of the most important measurements of cardiovascular risk. Less well known is that most studies of blood pressure have relied on single or isolated measurements of blood pressure. Few studies have even attempted to examine the significance of blood pressure patterns over a long period of time. Now, in […]


January 27th, 2014

Prevention Guidelines in Practice: Vignette 3

Tell us how you’d determine this 41-year-old African American woman’s 10-year CVD risk, and if you’d put her on a statin.


October 21st, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: October 21st

This week’s topics include cholecalciferol to reduce BP in older patients with isolated systolic hypertension, the FREEDOM trial, and more.


September 16th, 2013

Realistic Expectations for Renal Denervation

Early trials of renal denervation have resulted in extremely impressive drops in systolic blood pressure approximating 30 mm Hg. These results have sparked a great deal of excitement in the hypertension community and stirred the interest of a multitude of medical device companies. Some experts have proclaimed renal denervation a potential “cure” for resistant 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.


August 27th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: August 27th

This week’s topics include BP and mortality in U.S. veterans with CKD and improved BP control associated with a large-scale hypertension program.


November 23rd, 2012

Undiagnosed Hypertension in Younger Adults

Dr. Johnson answers questions about her research group’s study of undiagnosed hypertension in younger adults.


October 1st, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: October 1st

This week’s topics include exercise and mortality in those with diabetes, BP targets in those with type-2 diabetes, and the diagnostic accuracy of FFR from CT angiography.


August 20th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: August 20th

This week’s topics include studies on the benefits of drug-eluting vs. bare-metal stents, using walking speed and blood pressure measurements to predict mortality in the elderly, stroke and bleeding in AF with chronic kidney disease, and the diagnosis and management of peripheral artery disease.