BP Track: Blood pressure control rates dropped during pandemic
November 14, 2021
Data culled from 24 health systems showed lower rates of blood pressure control during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESC heart failure guideline to integrate bounty of new meds
July 29, 2021
It has a simple answer to a seemingly complex issue: how to merge the newly approved with mainstay drug therapies. And it conditionally okays meds in a group long without guideline-directed options.
Statins again linked to lower COVID-19 mortality
July 21, 2021
Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 who had been taking statins had a substantially lower risk of death and severe outcomes than those who weren’t in a large observational study.
New AHA/ASA guideline on secondary stroke prevention
May 27, 2021
Identifying the cause of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack is key to developing strategies to prevent repeat events, the AHA/ASA says in an updated clinical practice guideline.
Nutritional support may be lifesaving in heart failure
May 6, 2021
Patients with high-risk chronic heart failure given individualized nutritional support in-hospital had lower mortality following discharge, a new analysis shows.
Hypertension worsened by commonly used prescription meds
May 6, 2021
Close to 20% of U.S. adults with hypertension are on a prescription drug, such as NSAIDs, known to raise blood pressure, creating an opportunity for drug substitution.
‘Major update’ of BP guidance for kidney disease; treat to 120 mm Hg
March 16, 2021
“[Chapter one] of the guidelines is devoted to blood pressure measurement ... if [targeting] 120 [mm Hg systolic], the emphasis is on 120 measured properly.”
Heart failure redefined with new classifications, staging
March 8, 2021
Heart failure terminology gets a landmark reno, with a new universal definition, revised stages of development and progression, and updated LVEF classifications.
Ivabradine knocks down heart rate, symptoms in POTS
February 19, 2021
The heart failure drug also may be helpful in treating similar symptoms in patients with long-hauler COVID-19, researchers say.
Many providers don’t follow hypertension guidelines
September 17, 2020
Most health care professionals rely on clinic BP measurements to make a new diagnosis of hypertension, and view pressure measured manually with a cuff and stethoscope as accurate.