Tag: hypertension

Widely Used BP Meds May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

By Cara Murez               HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most people are familiar with common sun-protection...

Riociguat an Option for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension When PDE-5 Inhibitors Fail

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at intermediate risk of death within a year may be switched from a phosphodiesterase-5...

CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday declared racism a serious public health threat and outlined steps it will take to address...

Periodontitis Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Otherwise Healthy Individuals

(Reuters Health) – Periodontitis is associated with significantly higher blood pressure in otherwise healthy individuals, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on 250 adults...

Gum Disease Linked to High Blood Pressure

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Want to ward off high blood pressure? Don’t forget to brush and floss. A...

Pregnant Patients With Severe COVID at Higher Complications Risk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pregnant patients with COVID-19 infections were more likely to experience severe...

Vasodilatory Medications Found Protective Against Rosacea

Vasodilators may have a protective effect against rosacea, results from a single-center retrospective cohort study showed. “Our initial hypothesis was that perhaps antihypertensive agents might...

Science Reveals Why Tea Is Good for Your Heart

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If a nice hot cup of tea sounds good to you, there’s even more...

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring

Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian...

High BP in Pregnancy Could Affect Women’s Hearts Long Term

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy-related high blood pressure can lead to long-term heart risks, new research shows....

Missed Visits During Pandemic Cause ‘Detrimental Ripple Effects’

More than one third of adults aged 18-64 years in the United States delayed or went without medical care because of efforts by patients or...

New Light Cast on Type-2 MI Aims to Sharpen Diagnosis, Therapy

The hospital and post-discharge course of patients diagnosed with type-2 myocardial infarction (MI), triggered when myocardial oxygen demand outstrips supply, differs in telling ways from...

Did Unrecognized Cardiac Amyloidosis Hinder Recent HFpEF Trials?

Screening for cardiac amyloidosis and excluding patients with cardiac amyloidosis from trials of new therapies for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) may increase...

Neighborhood Police Complaints Tied to Black Preterm Birth Rates

The more complaints of excessive force by police reported by neighborhood residents, the more likely it is that Black pregnant people living in that neighborhood will...

ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The BRACE-CORONA trial ― the first randomized trial to address the...

Pandemic or Not, Hypertension Management Can Stay at Home

Patients with hypertension and the doctors who treat them have powerful new digital tools to add to their management toolkits. One is an actual kit...

Treating Everyone 60 and Older With Early Hypertension Cost-Effective

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Treating stage-1 hypertension (blood pressure 140-159/90-99 mm Hg) in everyone over age 60 is cost-effective, even in low-risk individuals (<10-year...

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

‘Keep Glucose in Check’ to Thwart Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy

Among patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk of cardiovascular events, treating to tighter A1c and blood pressure targets was associated with a decreased...

High BP in Middle Age Can Harm Your Brain

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure can begin to take a toll on memory and thinking...

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Reliability Questioned for HTN Diagnosis

Although guidelines generally recommend ambulatory over home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for diagnosing hypertension, new research questions home BP monitoring’s role as second fiddle. One...

FDA Approves Liraglutide for Adolescents With Obesity

The Food and Drug Administration’s new indication for liraglutide (Saxenda) for weight loss in adolescents with obesity, announced on Dec. 4, received welcome as a...

Peripheral Neuropathy Tied to Mortality in Adults Without Diabetes

Peripheral neuropathy is common in US adults and is associated with an increased risk of death, even in the absence of diabetes, researchers report today...

PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia

Thrombophilic patients who have had an ischemic stroke and have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) benefit from having the PFO closed, a new study suggests....

As weight gain becomes an epidemic, surgery finds growing acceptance | India News

MUMBAI: In February 2021, Rupali Kadam, a policewoman from Mumbai, will observe a happy anniversary of the day she underwent bariatric or weight-loss surgery. “My...