Cardiology

 
Mobile App Helps Patients Achieve Sustained BP Reduction, Particularly in Stage 2 Hypertension
October 19, 2021

Novel peer-reviewed study found that a mobile hypertension self-management program can support long-term BP control and very high BP detection.

Iron Deficiency Increases Risk for Incident Coronary Heart Disease in Middle Age, Suggests New Study
October 08, 2021

Iron deficiency can't be causally linked to CHD yet, but evidence is accumulating for the association, according to authors of a new European study.

For BP Monitoring, Patients Prefer Home over Clinic, Kiosk, or 24-hour Ambulatory
October 06, 2021

Clinical guidelines recommend home or ambulatory BP monitoring to diagnose hypertension. New research sheds light on what patients prefer and will adhere to.

Atrial Fibrillation Detected by ICD Linked to Ischemic Stroke within 5 Days
October 05, 2021

The temporal connection of atrial fibrillation and risk of ischemic stroke provides support for short-duration oral anticoagulation, said study authors.

Metabolically Healthy Obesity May Increase Risk of Heart Failure, but Not Heart Attack or Stroke
October 05, 2021

EASD 2021: Patients with metabolically healthy obesity are nearly 33% more likely to develop heart failure and atrial fibrillation than healthy persons of normal weight, suggests new analysis.

Nocturnal Hypertension: 8 Essential Questions
September 30, 2021

Nocturnal HTN is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. How do you diagnose and treat in your practice? Test your overnight BP IQ.

AHA: Metabolic Surgery, Medication Effective for Management of Obesity-related Hypertension
September 22, 2021

A new AHA scientific statement suggests metabolic surgery and weight-loss medications may reduce the long-term effects of obesity-related hypertension.

8 Hypertension Research Recaps for Primary Care
September 22, 2021

New hypertension research looks at stress hormones in early disease, the Quadpill as first Rx, tight BP control for older adults--for a start. We recap 8 new studies.

Elevated Urinary Stress Hormones Up Risk for Hypertension, CV Events in Prospective Cohort Study
September 15, 2021

Each doubling of levels of 4 stress hormones was associated with a 21-31% increase in risk of developing hypertension over a median 6.5-year follow-up.

Study: Younger Cannabis Users Nearly Twice as Likely to Report Heart Attack
September 13, 2021

New research suggests frequent cannabis use can raise the risk of myocardial infarction in adults younger than 45 years.