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Ambulatory BP monitoring detects stealth hypotensive episodes in LTC residents: study
Nov 23, 2021
Ambulatory monitoring may catch dangerous blood pressure changes that present in atypical ways and may not be reported by long-term care residents with dementia, investigators have found.
Mobile tech program helps adults control high blood pressure
Oct 19, 2021
Greater engagement with self-management program linked to lower systolic BP over time, lower risk for very high BP
Treat nighttime BP swings to cut diabetes mortality risk, 21-year study suggests
Sep 28, 2021
Abnormal nighttime blood pressure dips can double the odds of death for patients with diabetes, a long-term study has found. Clinicians should regularly look for and treat the problem, investigators say.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 7
Sep 07, 2021
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Orthostatic intolerance common in post-acute patients, signaling need for clinical workup
Sep 02, 2021
Older rehabilitation patients should be assessed for symptoms of orthostatic intolerance upon admission, a new study suggests.
Simple dietary changes may help flavonoids lower blood pressure: study
Aug 26, 2021
Adults who eat more foods rich in flavonoids, such as berries, red wine and chocolate, have lower systolic blood pressure levels and may have a healthier gut as well, investigators say.
Higher flavonoid intake may lower systolic blood pressure
Aug 23, 2021
Higher consumption of berries, red wine linked to lower SBP; association partly explained by microbial factors.
Seniors who become dizzy soon after standing risk a fall: study
Aug 11, 2021
Older patients should be routinely evaluated for a symptomless cause of chronic dizziness that can raise the odds of a fall within 12 months, investigators say.
Intensive BP control after ICH may be risky for some patients
Jul 19, 2021
Intensive BP lowering after intracerebral hemorrhage linked to poorer outcomes in patients with decreased renal function