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Managing stage 1 hypertension: Consider the risks, stop the progression
There haven’t been any national guidelines developed for managing patients with stage 1 hypertension who don’t respond to lifestyle modification. This population represents an important guideline gap: most patients with stage 1 hypertension progress to stage 2 hypertension, which increases the risk for cardiovascular events. The AHA has published a scientific statement to fill the gap – if lifestyle modification fails to reduce blood pressure, consider pharmacotherapy.
Cardiology May 17th 2022
MKSAP Quiz: Syncopal and Near-Fainting Events
Can you determine the appropriate case management for a 68-year-old man who is evaluated for an episode of syncope and repeated episodes of near-fainting when standing and working on his tractor? On physical examination, vital signs are normal. Supine blood pressure is 124/78 mm Hg, and pulse rate is 76/min. After the patient stands for three minutes, standing blood pressure is 88/68 mm Hg, and pulse rate is 94/min. The remainder of the examination is normal. How would you proceed?
Cardiology February 15th 2022
Hypertension Journal Study: Evaluating ARBs vs. ACE Inhibitors Safety Outcomes
Findings: Primary outcomes included AMI, HF, stroke, and CVEs; 51 secondary and safety outcomes included angioedema, cough, syncope, and electrolyte abnormalities. ACE inhibitors were associated with a significantly increased risk of four secondary and safety outcomes compared with ARBs.Design: Multinational cohort study; Patients: ~2.3M ACE, ~674K ARB
Cardiology August 3rd 2021
Certain Antihypertensive Drugs Yield Less Memory Decline in Older Adults
According to Daniel A. Nation, PhD, associate professor of psychological science at University of California, Irvine: “Studies of angiotensin II receptor blockers and ACE inhibitors have suggested these medicines may confer the greatest benefit to long-term cognition, while other studies have shown the benefits of calcium channel blockers and diuretics on reducing dementia risk.”
Cardiology July 13th 2021
DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Lower Your Blood Pressure
The DASH diet is not a new fad or trend in wellness; it’s a lifelong approach to healthy eating, developed to lower blood pressure without medication. DASH – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – is all about limiting sodium in your diet while encouraging the intake of potassium, calcium, and magnesium – nutrients that help lower blood pressure. A valuable resource to share with your patients!
Cardiology June 9th 2021