Tag: hypertension

‘Shocking’ Early Complications From Teen-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Newly published data show alarmingly high rates and severity of early diabetes-specific complications in individuals who develop type 2 diabetes at a young age. This...

Which Drug Works Best for You?

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Two long used types of blood pressure drugs are equally effective, but the...

Cognitive Deficits Linked to CV Risk Factors in Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes (T2D), a greater degree of hyperlipidemia and hypertension, although not hyperglycemia, was associated with measurable cognitive impairment even among patients with...

Women’s Heart Health Tied to Multiple Pregnancy Complications

Women with prepregnancy cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors have increasingly worse pregnancy outcomes, including a higher rate of maternal intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and...

Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, those who had been taking statins...

Produce Prescription Programs: Keys to Better Health?

  Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman....

Younger Adults With HIV Have Higher CVD Risk but Low ASCVD Scores

People age 40 and younger living with HIV have a higher risk for heart disease than even their over-40 peers living with HIV — and...

FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed

Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still...

HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HIV increases the risk for severe COVID-19 by 6% and the...

AHS Releases Updated Guidance on New Migraine Treatments

An updated consensus statement from the American Headache Society (AHS) offers detailed recommendations on the use of novel acute and preventive treatments in adult patients...

Three New Drugs Implicated in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

The overactive bladder treatment mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is one of three new drugs to be linked to cases of drug-associated antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis (DA-AAV) according...

South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Individuals of South Asian ancestry face twice the risk of heart disease, compared with individuals of European descent, yet existing risk calculators fail to account...

FDA Approves Finerenone for Slowing CKD in Type 2 Diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved finerenone (Kerendia), the first agent from a new class of nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs), on July...

Bariatric Surgery’s Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years

Patients with obesity who had bariatric surgery had a lower risk of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) or dying from all causes during...

Antihypertensives Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier Improves Memory

Antihypertensive medications that cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) may be linked with less memory decline, compared with other drugs for high blood pressure, suggest the...

Your Blood Pressure Meds May Protect Your Memory

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who use certain blood pressure drugs may retain more of their...

Insurers Delay Bariatric Surgery for ‘Reprehensible’ Reason

A delaying tactic used by some U.S. health insurers to limit coverage of bariatric surgery does not jibe with the clinical experience at one U.S....

Toxic Chemicals Found in Many Cosmetics

People may be absorbing and ingesting potentially toxic chemicals from their cosmetic products, a new study suggests. Researchers found high fluorine levels in most of...

Aerobic Training Boosts the Power of Antihypertensive Drugs

Aerobic exercise augments the blood pressure-lowering effect of antihypertensive medication in hypertensive individuals with metabolic syndrome. In a small study, these patients experienced a greater...

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Mild Stroke: Better at Lower BP?

Patients with mild stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) had a greater benefit from dual antiplatelet therapy if their blood pressure was lower at...

Mavacamten Boosts Quality of Life in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Of patients with symptomatic, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treated with the investigational oral agent mavacamten, more than twice as many, compared with placebo, had a very...

Both Higher Alcohol Intake and Genetic Predisposition Tied to CVD

Cardiovascular disease risk is associated with alcohol intake in general, but variations in risk exist with levels of intake, based on data from a genetic-based...

Ultrasound Renal Denervation Drops BP in Patients on Triple Therapy

Renal denervation’s comeback as a potential treatment for patients with drug-resistant hypertension rolls on. Renal denervation with ultrasound energy produced a significant, median 4.5–mm Hg...

Torsemide Over Furosemide as First-Line Loop Diuretic for HF

Dr Anthony C. Breu When starting a new loop diuretic for a patient with heart failure, strongly consider torsemide over furosemide, Anthony C. Breu, MD, advised...

Hypertension Worsened by Commonly Used Prescription Meds

Nearly one out of five American adults with hypertension is on a prescription drug known to raise blood pressure, based on analysis of more than...