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Cardiology Management

SPRINT Study: Lowering Blood Pressure Lowers CVD Events

2015 29 Sep

According to a major study, lowering one type of blood pressure well below the recommended level can also lower the number of cardiovascular events and deaths among people 50 years and older with high blood pressure. This is a major finding and could impact many people, especially because one out of every three adults in the U.S. suffers from hypertension... Read more

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Young Adults Ups CVD Risk

2015 04 Feb

Researchers have found that sustained isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in young and middle-aged adults increased their risk of dying from cardiovascular causes later in life. ISH is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg when diastolic blood pressure is less than 90 mm Hg. Their analysis based on outcomes from 18-... Read more

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Self-Management Can Improve Blood Pressure

2014 26 Aug

According to a new study published in JAMA, a program comprised of patients measuring their blood pressure and adjusting their antihypertensive medication resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at twelve months as compared to those who received the usual care. The patients included in the program were those suffering from hypertension and at high... Read more


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