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Telemedicine Care Combined with AI: Capabilities and Benefits

2022 08 Jul

An overview of the application of AI (artificial intelligence)-enabled systems in telemedicine and the Comarch healthcare strategy to develop building blocks of this new care system. Key Points The management of chronic disease and geriatric disorders  is one of the biggest challenges for healthcare systems. Telemedicine... Read more

Childhood Risk Factors That Predict Heart Attacks in Adulthood

2022 12 Apr

In the world’s largest international prospective cardiovascular disease study, five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century.  The study, conducted by the International Childhood Cardiovascular Consortium (i3C) including researchers from the Murdoch... Read more

Hospitalisations for Hypertensive Crisis More than Double

2022 01 Feb

The   number of people hospitalised for a hypertensive crisis has more than doubled from 2002 to 2014, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators. The increase occurred during a period when some studies reported overall progress in blood pressure control and a decline in related cardiovascular events in the U.S. The findings are published in the ... Read more

World Hypertension Day - 17 May 2021

2021 17 May

Today, May 17, is World Hypertension Day . The theme this year is Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.   World Hypertension Day aims to help combat low awareness rates, especially in low- and middle-income areas, and promote a greater understanding of accurate blood pressure measurement methods.   This year's theme... Read more

Abnormal Nighttime Blood Pressure Levels Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

2020 09 Nov

People who experience  high blood pressure  while sleeping are more likely to experience future cardiovascular disease especially heart failure, even when their daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. Health care professionals typically use in-office and daytime blood pressure... Read more

#ESCCongress: No Link Between Blood Pressure Medication and Cancer

2020 01 Sep

There is no evidence that blood pressure lowering drugs increase the risk of cancer, according to the most extensive study conducted on the topic. The late breaking research is presented at ESC Congress 2020. “Our results should reassure the public about the safety of antihypertensive drugs with respect to cancer, which is of paramount importance... Read more

Telemonitoring, Phone Counselling Lowers Blood Pressure

2020 27 Feb

Adding phone-based lifestyle counselling to home blood pressure telemonitoring is an effective strategy to improve long-term blood pressure control among minority stroke survivors with uncontrolled high blood pressure, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. ... Read more

The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more

New Management Pathways in Cardiovascular Risk Factors

2019 02 Oct

Summary: A presentation of a case study in light of the updated ESC guidelines on lipid control and new guidelines on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Several new guidelines were released at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Paris, France. These included updated guidelines on lipid control and new guidelines... Read more

All-in-One Pill Reduces Blood Pressure

2019 23 Sep

A combination pill containing three medications used to tackle high blood pressure and one used for high cholesterol was found to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by 25%.   The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), assessed the effectiveness of atorvastatin, amlodipine, losartan and hydrochlorothiazide in polypill... Read more