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The Burden of Modifiable Risk Factors in Newly Defined Categories of Blood Pressure

The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline introduced new categories of high blood pressure. The vast majority of individuals in these newly defined categories are recommended for nonpharmacological intervention rather than antihypertensive therapy. This study sought to determine the burden of potentially modifiable risk factors of hypertension among untreated adults in the newly […]

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Dairy Consumption and 24-Hour Blood Pressure in Older Adults with Hypertension (video)

The aim was to examine the association between habitual consumption of dairy products and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring among older adults with hypertension. Methods We conducted an analysis of 715 community-living hypertensive adults age ≥60. Habitual dairy consumption was assessed with a validated diet history. Blood pressure was recorded by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure […]

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Density plots comparing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) at baseline in Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) participants who developed hyponatremia (red) during the study and patients who did not develop hyponatremia (blue). Baseline HDL-C was significantly more elevated in participants who later developed hyponatremia, for both males and females (P <.0001 in both sexes; Wilcoxon test).

Elevated High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Is Associated with Hyponatremia in Hypertensive Patients

  Recently, the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) showed that intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure is beneficial, but is associated with more adverse events. Hyponatremia was notably more frequent in the intensive treatment group. Investigating its risk factors is crucial for preventing this complication. Our objective in this study was to identify risk […]

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Is Salt a Culprit or an Innocent Bystander in Hypertension? A Hypothesis Challenging the Ancient Paradigm

For decades the notion that an excessive consumption of salt (NaCl) leads to hypertension has persisted. However, this idea is based on opinion, not scientific proof. Despite this, every health organization, agency, and clinicians around the world have been advising salt restriction, especially to hypertensive patients. The present review article suggests that the consumption of […]

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Linear petechial streaks in the blood pressure cuff distribution, known as the Rumpel-Leede sign.

Capillary Fragility in Zika Virus Infection

  A 42-year-old Hispanic woman with no known medical history presented to the hospital with subjective fevers, rash, and arthralgias 5 days after returning to the US from Honduras. She reported multiple mosquito bites while abroad and noted that many relatives had similar symptoms over the preceding weeks. On arrival to the Emergency Department, her […]

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Should Your Blood Pressure Be Checked in Both Arms? YES!

As heart disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States, practitioners and patients alike are looking for ways to cut risk factors and identify new clues to assist with early detection. New research published in the March issue of The American Journal of Medicine suggests that there is […]

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