Author | Donald G. Vidt, MD

Articles

What's New in the Treatment of Hypertension?

January 01, 2008

An oral renin inhibitor, aliskiren, recently became available. Does it have any advantages over angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)?

New Blood Pressure Measurement Technologies: What Role in Your Practice?

September 01, 2007

Current evidence suggests that out-of-office blood pressure measurements and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring are better predictors of cardiovascular risk than routine office measurements. Is it time to make greater use of automated devices in my practice?

Blood Pressure: What's Optimal? What's Not?

May 01, 2007

What is "normal" blood pressure (BP)? Is it different from optimal BP?

Renal Artery Stenosis: When to Order Diagnostic Tests-When to Intervene?

March 01, 2007

In imaging studies in patients older than 55 yearswith suspected coronary artery disease or peripheralvascular disease, more than 80% of renal artery lesionsare associated with generalized atherosclerosis.

Diastolic Blood Pressure

October 01, 2006

Q: What is the lowest acceptable diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in a patient with systolic hypertension who is older than 65 years?

Lowest Acceptable Diastolic Blood Pressure in Patient With Systolic Hypertension

October 01, 2006

What is the lowest acceptable diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in a patient with systolic hypertension who is older than 65 years?

Prehypertension: To Treat or Not To Treat?

September 01, 2006

Should patients with prehypertension be treated with antihypertensive drugs?

Getting to the Heart of "Refractory" Hypertension

August 01, 2006

How can I control elevated blood pressure (BP) in an older patient who is already taking 4 antihypertensive agents?

Increased Cardiovascular Mortality in African Americans: Can We Turn the Tide?

May 01, 2006

What factors are causing the increased incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular mortality in African Americans, and what can be done to counteract them?

A Change of Heart on β-Blocker Therapy

April 01, 2006

Are beta-blockers still considered first-line therapy for uncomplicated hypertension?