Bariatric Surgery: Clinician and Patient Barriers to the First Conversation
September 23, 2020

A clinical psychologist from the Mayo Clinic Bariatric Center in Jacksonville, FL, explains and corrects key misperceptions that inhibit open discussion of the therapy.

FDA Puts Empagliflozin on Fast Track for Reduced Post-MI All-cause Mortality
September 17, 2020

Empagliflozin is now in FDA fast-track development for prevention of hospitalization for HF and reduced all-cause mortality in patients, with/without diabetes, post-AMI.

Checklist for Accurate Office BP Measurement
September 16, 2020

Office blood pressure measurement technique is relatively simple yet widely prone to error. Check your office procedure against guideline recommendations.

Pandemic Makes Remote BP Monitoring Essential
September 16, 2020

COVID-19 has been a boon for 1 chronic disease: hypertension. Brigham and Women's hypertension expert Dr Naomi Fisher says home BP monitoring programs are expanding, at last.

Blood Pressure Control among US Adults Decreased 11% in Recent Years
September 15, 2020

New research presented at AHA Hypertension 2020 suggest uncontrolled hypertension is becoming more common among US adults.

Seen in the ED Quiz: Biceps Pain and Afib
September 15, 2020

Patient is a 70-year-old woman who presents with biceps pain for 3 days. History includes atrial fibrillation. What's your diagnosis?

Study: Automated Office Blood Pressure Monitoring Not Optimal Way to Determine New Hypertension Diagnosis
September 14, 2020

AHA Hypertension 2020: New research suggests using automated office blood pressure monitoring is not the ideal way to determine a hypertension diagnosis.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Tied to Hypertension Risk in Diabetes
September 10, 2020

A new research article found moderate and heavy alcohol intake were associated with hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Home-based BP Measures Should Drive Treatment Decisions
September 09, 2020

Home blood pressure monitoring, performed accurately, is the key to data that will guide optimal hypertension treatment. Dr Naomi Fisher talks with Patient Care.

10-year Study: Usual A1c >7% Raises Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
September 08, 2020

The risk of having a CVD-related event is increased by 21% for every 1% increase in usual A1c >7% in patients with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.