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AHA offers guidance on palliative pharmacotherapy for cardiovascular disease

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) calls for use of guideline-directed and evidence-based palliative therapies in end-stage heart failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, and other cardiac conditions.
9 Jul 2024

Treating obesity as a disease

Obesity stems from genetics and environmental factors, but bias by physicians and the public may interfere with treating it as a disease.
1 Jul 2024

Routine electrocardiogram screening may help find patients at high CVD risk

A study of more than 3.5 million working-age adults in Japan found that minor abnormalities on a baseline electrocardiogram were associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events during a median follow-up of 5.5 years.
9 Jul 2024

Controlling hypertension, curing HCV, and more stories

Helping a patient get their hypertension under control is one thing, but helping them keep it there is quite another.
1 May 2024

Postpartum hypertension found to continue after birth in 80% of patients, study finds

The cohort study of patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy highlights the importance of remote blood pressure monitoring programs and improved tools for risk stratification, according to its authors.
18 Jun 2024

RSV vaccine news, Entresto generic approved

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Jul 2024

Thiazide diuretics for hypertension pose more hyponatremia risk than labeling indicates

Incidence of moderate to severe hyponatremia was significantly higher with new use of bendroflumethiazide or hydrochlorothiazide plus a renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitor than with a calcium-channel blocker or a RAS inhibitor alone, two Danish target trials found.
19 Dec 2023

Continue BP control, maintain benefits

Helping patients maintain normal blood pressure over the long haul pays off in cardiovascular and other health benefits, yet studies show that U.S. adults continue to backslide.
1 May 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for chronic hypertension

A 44-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for chronic hypertension. Over the past month, her average blood pressure measured with home blood pressure monitoring was 150/90 mm Hg. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
11 Oct 2022

Considerations about cannabis

As more states legalize recreational and medical cannabis, hospital physicians are finding themselves caring for regular users more frequently.
1 May 2024

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