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.
Long-term use of salt substitute tied to reduced cardiovascular disease, death
Aug 31, 2021
Stroke risk was reduced by 14% and premature mortality dropped by 12% over 5 years in a large-scale study, researchers from the George Institute for Global Health report.
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.
Less popular hypertension drug has fewer side effects, study finds
Jul 28, 2021
Two common choices for treating high blood pressure do a good job of preventing related cardiovascular events. But one drug class is less associated with swelling, cough, pancreas inflammation and gastrointestinal...
Cognition appears unaffected or even improved by certain drugs commonly prescribed to older adults
Jun 22, 2021
Growing evidence suggests that statin therapy is not associated with incident dementia, mild cognitive impairment or decline in individual cognition domains. Meanwhile, a second study finds that antihypertensives...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, May 19
May 19, 2021
Heart patients gain significant benefits from taking stairs…Investigational drug may help patients with diabetes, heart failure… Patients undergoing dialysis maintained SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels six...
Sleep like your life depends on it
Apr 01, 2021
One thing I’ve learned in my mostly unsuccessful lifelong quest to get enough sleep is that nothing helps more than feeling under pressure to do so. So learning in McKnight’s that extra sleep reduced...
Clinical ‘wake-up call’: Hispanics, Latinos remain undertreated for cardiovascular risk
Mar 05, 2021
“I didn’t expect the numbers to be so dismal,” says the author of a study of stroke survivors from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.
New blood pressure target for kidney patients could impact millions, experts say
Feb 24, 2021
An estimated 24 million Americans with chronic kidney disease are candidates for intensive blood pressure control under new guidelines from Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes, say Johns Hopkins...
Women have a lower healthy blood pressure range than men, cardiologists find
Feb 19, 2021
The upper limit of systolic blood pressure is 110 mm Hg in women compared to 120 mm Hg in men, physician-researchers say. It’s a distinction not reflected in clinical guidelines.