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