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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
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
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 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
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