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Executive Health Management

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

Executive Health Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

Blood Pressure Patterns and Incident Dementia

2019 19 Aug

High and low blood pressure have been shown to be associated with cognitive decline and dementia in several studies, suggesting that blood pressure may be a viable target for the primary and secondary prevention of dementia. There is sufficient evidence to prove that hypertension may be a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia.  However,... Read more

Cardiology Management

People with untreated white coat hypertension more likely to die from heart disease

2019 12 Jun

White coat hypertension, a condition in which a patient's blood pressure readings are higher when taken at the doctor's office compared to other settings, was originally attributed to the anxiety patients might experience during medical appointments. However, over the years, research has suggested the elevated readings might be a sign of underlying... Read more

Cardiology Management

7 steps to a heart-healthy lifestyle

2019 04 Apr

The 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease were released at the recent ACC annual scientific meeting in New Orleans. The guidelines focus on the importance of adhering to a heart-healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy diet while maintaining a physically... Read more

Cardiology Management

Morning exercise, breaks in sitting improve BP control

2019 06 Mar

A new study involving 67 overweight/obese adults (ages 55 to 80 years) provides further evidence of how important regular, even small amounts of exercise are for an individual's overall health. In this study, walking briskly for 30 minutes in the morning led to an improvement in blood pressure (BP) as the benefit of exercise is sustained for several... Read more

Executive Health Management

State-of-the-art syncope assessment

2019 22 Feb

Aspects & challenges - Approaches & tools Head-up-tilt testing (HUTT) and autonomic function testing are essential diagnostic procedures in syncope assessment. With the advent of unique innovative methods to noninvasively monitor beat-to-beat blood pressure, cardiac output, total peripheral resistance as well as autonomic regulation, highly efficient... Read more

Cardiology Management

Church-based lifestyle programme lowers blood pressure

2018 10 Oct

Previous studies have reported on the usefulness of faith-based interventions in increasing cancer screening, reducing weight and promoting healthy eating habits among churchgoers. Now, a faith-based approach to changing lifestyle has been effective in managing blood pressure among black Americans, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular... Read more

Cardiology Management

Wearable patch uses ultrasound to track blood pressure inside the body

2018 19 Sep

Researchers have combined wireless and ultrasound technologies to develop a wearable patch that can monitor blood pressure (BP) in arteries deep beneath the skin. This ultrasound patch provides an easy way to help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. A team of researchers led by the University of California... Read more