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MKSAP Quiz: managing hypertension in a pregnant patient

A 38-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit. She has a history of well-controlled hypertension and type 1 diabetes mellitus. She is at 16 weeks' gestation with her first pregnancy. Prior to conception she was taking lisinopril, which was discontinued in anticipation of the pregnancy, and labetalol was initiated. Other medications are insulin glargine, insulin lispro, and a prenatal vitamin. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate step in the management of this patient's hypertension?
14 Apr 2015

Take TIAs as seriously as a stroke

Internal medicine physicians play a critical role in educating patients about the seriousness of transient ischemic attacks and preventing their recurrence.
1 May 2023

New trials provide data to improve medication management in hypertension

A U.K. study compared morning versus evening dosing of antihypertensive drugs, a U.S. study looked at optimal dosing in patients with proteinuria, and a trial in Spain tested self-titration in patients with poorly controlled hypertension.
18 Oct 2022

Shifting standards for hypertension

New hypertension guidelines are being developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that will incorporate new study results. At issue is how these results apply to the many types of patients who walk through the office door, including those with diabetes.
1 Mar 2016

Self-monitoring of blood pressure led to better hypertension control than usual care

At 12 months, two intervention groups that self-monitored blood pressure had lower systolic blood pressure than a usual care group, with no significant difference between groups with and without telemonitoring.
6 Mar 2018

Financial incentives don't improve U.K. doctors' performance for hypertension care

A pay-for-performance initiative in the United Kingdom aimed at managing hypertension had no effect on clinical outcomes, a new study has found.
1 Feb 2011

Unsupervised walking regimen may improve fitness in patients with PAD

A home-based walking exercise program significantly improved walking endurance, physical activity, and speed in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a recent trial.
9 Jul 2013

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