Although results of the hypertension portion of HOPE-3 were disappointing, many caveats are offered to explain the outcome.
“Lower is better” regardless of the lipid-lowering agent used, publication confirms.
The patient drove himself to the ED after experiencing symptoms while playing basketball. He has a history of anxiety, but is this more than a case of nerves over a missed foul shot?
Be alert for the pitfalls in ECG interpretation of ACS. An initial tracing can be normal in about 10% of cases, even during chest pain. Nonspecific changes occur in another 5% to 15% of cases.
Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association also suggest a less stringent diastolic blood pressure target, all in keeping with recent changes in cardiovascular risk management guidelines.
Eruptive xanthomas; smooth-shaped, deeply placed nodules; a solitary itchy patch . . . how much do you know about these and 2 other disorders?
The exact mechanism responsible for this effect is still open for debate. A salutatory side effect of the news may be the impact on medication adherence among men with both elevated LDL-C and erectile dysfunction.
The real impact of nutritious menu changes at fast food chains like McDonalds remains to be seen, but these—along with modifying the dosage schedules of patients who appear to be statin-intolerant—may prove to have long-term salubrious effects.
Vitamin D supplementation in the VitDISH study did not improve isolated systolic hypertension in elderly patients who were deficient.
Smoking can increase cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL while decreasing HDL.