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Hypertension

Oct 1, 2017 Issue
Secondary Hypertension: Discovering the Underlying Cause [Article]

Review common causes of secondary hypertension, including renovascular hypertension, renal disease, primary hyperaldosteronism, and obstructive sleep apnea.


May 1, 2017 Issue
Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension: ACP and AAFP Release Recommendations for Adults 60 Years and Older [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) have made recommendations for all clinicians to treat hypertension in persons 60 years and older, based on the benefits and harms of higher (less than 150 mm Hg) and lower (140 mm Hg or less) systolic BP targets.


May 1, 2017 Issue
Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Guideline You Can Trust [Editorials]

A high standard must be met when guidelines recommend lifelong preventive medications, knowing that at best, a small minority of patients will benefit and that all are risking harm.


Apr 15, 2017 Issue
Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment [Article]

Severely elevated blood pressure without symptoms of target organ injury can often be managed in the outpatient setting. A gradual lowering of blood pressure over several days to weeks is recommended over aggressive reduction.


Nov 1, 2016 Issue
Hypertensive Urgency Not Really an Urgent Problem [POEMs]

It seems that rapid treatment of patients with hypertensive urgency is unsuccessful and unnecessary. In this study of almost 60,000 patients, 80% did not have controlled blood pressure (less than 140/90 mm Hg) after one month of treatment, including patients who were hospitalized. On the other hand,...


Oct 15, 2016 Issue
ACE Inhibitors or ARBs to Prevent CKD in Patients with Microalbuminuria [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

ACE inhibitors reduce the risk of progression to macroalbuminuria in normotensive patients with microalbuminuria and type 1 diabetes mellitus.


Jul 1, 2016 Issue
Blood Pressure Goal of 140 to 150 mm Hg Is Best for Patients with Diabetes [POEMs]

Although most recent practice guidelines have relaxed the blood pressure goals for patients with diabetes, there are still a few holdouts that suggest aggressive treatment. This analysis shows that the ideal range for hypertension control in patients with diabetes is between 140 and 150 mm Hg; highe...


Jun 15, 2016 Issue
Meta-Analysis: Intensive BP Control Decreases Major CV Events and Stroke, but Not MI, Heart Failure, or Mortality [POEMs]

Patients with hypertension who are treated intensively are less likely to have major cardiovascular events, stroke, or progression of albuminuria or retinopathy than those treated less intensively, but intensive lowering had no meaningful effect on myocardial infarctions, heart failure, or mortality.


Apr 1, 2016 Issue
AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension [Practice Guidelines]

These guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) address evaluation and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, including diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and outpatient treatment recommendations.


Mar 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 55-year-old black man presents for a blood pressure evaluation. He is trying to be more physically active and health conscious but has not seen a physician for five years. He takes no medications, has no concerns, and his physical examination findings are unremarkable. According to the blood press...


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