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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

Hypertension patients on remote monitoring had lower mortality, fewer hospitalizations

Remote monitoring was associated with an increase in outpatient visits, which was likely due to reimbursement requirements, according to the authors of the retrospective study of Medicare patients with hypertension.
28 Nov 2023

Hypertension performance measure ‘flawed’

While ACP's Performance Measurement Committee considers the Controlling High Blood Pressure measure to be “high impact,” it determined after review in July 2021 that it does not support the measure due to uncertain validity.
1 Apr 2022

Orthostatic hypotension not a barrier to intensive hypertension treatment, meta-analysis finds

Researchers observed that more intensive blood pressure treatment lowered risk of cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality regardless of whether patients had orthostatic hypotension.
24 Oct 2023

Personalized strategies improved cognition, reduced dementia risk in seniors

An intervention with personalized risk-reduction goals, health coaching, and nurse visits was offered to patients who were between the ages of 70 and 89 years and had at least two targeted risk factors for dementia.
5 Dec 2023

A can't-miss cause of resistant hypertension

More than 20% of patients with resistant hypertension have primary aldosteronism, an underrecognized cause of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
1 May 2021

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

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for multiple myeloma

A 64-year-old man is evaluated following a recent diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Chemotherapy is planned to begin in 14 days. Which prophylactic therapy is indicated today?
5 Dec 2023

Patients may respond differently to different hypertension drug classes

The authors of a randomized, double-blind, repeated crossover trial in Sweden estimated that personalized antihypertensive therapy could yield an average reduction in systolic blood pressure of 4.4 mm Hg compared to fixed-choice therapy.
18 Apr 2023

Why and how to monitor hypertension at home

Home measurement of high blood pressure overcomes variability inherent in office measurements, delivers better assessment of systolic pressure (and hence, of possible cardiovascular events) and offers a better chance of discontinuing drug therapy.
1 Mar 2011

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