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21-01-2016 | Endocrinology | News | Article

Parathyroid hormone may mediate antihypertensive fracture risk

medwireNews: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may be elevated by use of some antihypertensive agents but reduced by others, analysis of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) suggests. The ...

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J Bone Miner Res 2016; Advance online publication

28-09-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Targeted treatments may improve idiopathic PAH survival

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension may live longer if they are given targeted treatments than if they receive conventional management, researchers suggest.

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Heart Lung 2014; Advance online publication

28-09-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Cardiac arrhythmias pose risk in pulmonary hypertension patients

Supraventricular arrhythmias are common and usually cause clinical deterioration in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, a study shows.

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Am J Cardiol 2014; Advance online publication

28-09-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Noninvasive diagnosis ‘reliable’ for pulmonary hypertension diagnosis

Doppler echocardiography has good accuracy relative to right heart catheterisation for detecting pulmonary hypertension, shows a large study.

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J Am Heart Assoc 2014; 3: e001103

21-09-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Metabolic abnormalities predict severe hypertension

Components of the metabolic syndrome, as well as a family history of hypertension, identify people at risk of developing severe hypertension, say researchers.

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J Hypertens 2014; Advance online publication

14-09-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Age confounds relationship between ambulatory and office BP

The relationship between ambulatory and office blood pressure varies with age, with the likelihood of white-coat hypertension increasing as people get older, a study shows.

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Hypertension 2014; Advance online publication

07-09-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Morning hypertension unmasked as risk factor for cardiovascular events

Patients on antihypertensive medication who have high blood pressure in the morning, as measured with home monitoring kits, are at increased risk of cardiovascular events, even if their clinic measurement is acceptable, researchers have found.

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Hypertension 2014; Advance online publication

31-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Blood pressure self-management suitable for high-risk patients

Patients with hypertension and high cardiovascular risk can successfully monitor and titrate their own antihypertensive medication, shows research published in JAMA.

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JAMA 2014; 312: 795-796, 799–808

24-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Risk-based treatment approach should be considered for patients with hypertension

Blood pressure-lowering treatment should target patients at greatest cardiovascular risk and not just those with the highest baseline levels, suggest findings of a meta-analysis.

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Lancet 2014; 384: 591–598

17-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Meta-analysis shows blood pressure variability and mortality link

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies investigating the link between visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure and cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality has revealed a modest, but significant, association.

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Hypertension 2014; Advance online publication

13-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Mortality predictors REVEALed for PAH in systemic sclerosis

Elderly men and patients with low baseline systolic blood pressure are among those at a particularly high risk of death from pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with systemic sclerosis, a US study has found.

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Chest 2014; Advance online publication

13-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Speckle tracking data shows promise in right ventricular assessment

Patients with pulmonary hypertension have reduced right ventricular strain and more dyssynchronous ventricles than healthy individuals, show results of a three-dimensional speckle tracking study.

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J Am Coll Cardiol 2014; 64: 41–51

10-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Midlife hypertension link to later-life cognitive decline strengthened

Analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study cohort supports an association between elevated blood pressure in midlife and increased cognitive decline in older age.

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JAMA Neurology 2014; Advance online publication

03-08-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Hypertension control may ward off renal damage in diabetics

Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of renal damage in patients with Type 2 diabetes, especially if they have poor glycaemic control, study findings suggest.

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Diabetes Care 2014; Advance online publication

27-07-2014 | Hypertension | Article

Probiotics have ‘modest’ effect on blood pressure

The consumption of probiotics may help to reduce blood pressure, say the authors of a meta-analysis.

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Hypertension 2014; Advance online publication

20-07-2014 | Cardiology | Article

BP variability may be ‘CV risk integrator’

Increased variability in blood pressure may be an indicator of overall cardiovascular risk rather than being a risk factor per se, suggest researchers.

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J Hum Hypertens 2014; Advance online publication

14-07-2014 | Cardiology | Article

PAH disease burden ‘significant’

Patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension have a substantial burden of disease, with more than half hospitalised during the first 3 years post-diagnosis, research shows.

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Chest 2014; Advance online publication

13-07-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Healthy lifestyle helps hard-to-treat hypertensive patients

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent cardiovascular events even among patients with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension, say researchers.

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Hypertension 2014; Advance online publication

10-07-2014 | Cardiology | Article

CHEST guideline released for PAH

An updated CHEST guideline for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension provides some evidence-based recommendations but also highlights many evidence gaps.

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Chest 2014; Advance online publication

10-07-2014 | Cardiology | Article

Novel oxygen uptake parameter aids idiopathic PAH evaluation

Oxygen uptake efficiency plateau, measured during the cardiopulmonary exercise test, offers a novel method for evaluating gas exchange abnormalities in patients with idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, Chinese researchers report.

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PLOS One 2014; 9: e98889