A 72-year-old man with a history of advanced dementia is brought from home by paramedics for approximately one week of cough followed by two days of worsening shortness of breath and now a syncopal episode. An albuterol treatment was given en route for wheezing. Learn more in this case report.
Hot yoga improved ambulatory blood pressure and reduced mental stress, a correlate of hypertension, in adults with elevated blood pressure and stage I hypertension, according to a study presented at AHA’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions held in New Orleans last month.
Local heat therapy applied overnight effectively lowers blood pressure in patients with both primary autonomic failure and nocturnal supine hypertension, according to a study presented at AHA’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.
A 41-year-old man whose ECG shows an ST elevation with an upwardly convex descent to an inverted T wave in leads V1 and V2. Labs showed hyperkalemia. What's your diagnosis?
The number of pregnant women who develop hypertension during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has spiked in the U.S. since 1979, especially among black women, with advanced maternal age contributing to this upward trend, say researchers writing in Hypertension this month.
A 34-year-old woman with a history of mitral valve prolapse suddenly came down with a fever and chills soon after a dental cleaning.
The rates for hypertension diagnosis, treatment and control are still falling short of goals despite awareness programs, researchers report.
Severe vitamin D deficiency in people with diabetes treated with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with high residual platelet reactivity in patients taking the adenosine-diphosphate (ADP) antagonists ticagrelor or prasugrel, according to an exploratory study epublished on June 7 by Vascular Pharmacology.
The advent of newer antiplatelet agents and oral anticoagulants has allowed new regimens for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. When combination therapy is needed, the bleeding risk is particularly pronounced, and the benefits and risks must be balanced for individual patients.
Stimulating the sphenopalatine ganglion—a collection of nerve cells closely associated with the trigeminal nerve most responsible for headaches—could be a safe intervention for patients with acute ischemic stroke who aren’t eligible for thrombolytic therapy, according to an article published in The Lancet last month.