Search Tag: hypertension.

Cardiology Management

Why Do We Keep Ignoring the World’s Leading Killer?

2021 01 Jun

High blood pressure is the world’s leading killer. It will kill more people than COVID-19, and, in usual circumstances, more than all infectious diseases combined. However, very little coverage or importance is given to this deadly condition, even though high blood pressure is a preventable risk factor. It can be prevented by reducing dietary sodium.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Two-Thirds COVID-19 Hospitalisations Due to Four Conditions

2021 02 Mar

Findings from a new study show that a majority of adult COVID-19 hospitalisations are attributable to one of four pre-existing conditions. These include obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart failure, in that order. The study is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers used a mathematical simulation to estimate... Read more

Women's Health

Women at Higher Risk of Hypertension Because of Social Isolation

2020 02 Nov

There is sufficient evidence to show that loneliness and social isolation have a negative impact on an individual's mental and physical health. A new study published in the Journal of Hypertension shows that social isolation can affect the health of women and men in different ways. In particular, social isolation could put women at a greater risk of... Read more

Cardiology Management

Top Cardiology Stories of 2019

2019 27 Dec

As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in Cardiology in 2019:  ORION-10 Trial: Inclisiran Effective at Reducing LDL Findings from the ORION-10 trial presented at the AHA Scientific Session in 2019 showed that twice-yearly injections of inclisiran were effective at reducing LDL cholesterol. ENCOURAGE... Read more