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Spontaneous hypokalaemia in a man with treated hypertension

An 80 year old man with a history of hypertension, stage 3 chronic kidney disease, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation presented feeling generally unwell and lethargic. He was taking amiodarone 200 mg, bisoprolol 10 mg, amlodipine 10 mg, and lisinopril 20 mg a day. He did not have a fever and he was haemodynamically stable. His blood pressure was controlled (132/84 mm Hg). Physical examination was unremarkable. Blood tests showed hypokalaemia (1.9 mmol/L, reference range 3.5-5.0), hypomagnesaemia (0.58 mmol/L, 0.6-1.2), and metabolic alkalosis (35 mmol/L, 20-32). His symptoms resolved after electrolyte replacement and he was discharged home.  
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No blood pressure lowering agents prolong survival in diabetes and kidney disease, review shows

No blood pressure lowering agents used either alone or in combination prolong survival in adults with diabetes and kidney disease, a meta-analysis published in the Lancet has found.1  
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Blood flow conditioning reduces kidney injury in high risk cardiac surgery patients

Remote ischaemic preconditioning, which involves alternately inflating and deflating a blood pressure cuff around a limb to restrict and restore blood flow, reduces kidney injury and the need for dialysis in high risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery, a study reported in JAMA has shown.1  
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No blood pressure lowering agents prolong survival in diabetes and kidney disease, review shows

No blood pressure lowering agents used either alone or in combination prolong survival in adults with diabetes and kidney disease, a meta-analysis published in the Lancet has found.1  
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Blood flow conditioning reduces kidney injury in high risk cardiac surgery patients

Remote ischaemic preconditioning, which involves alternately inflating and deflating a blood pressure cuff around a limb to restrict and restore blood flow, reduces kidney injury and the need for dialysis in high risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery, a study reported in JAMA has shown.1  
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No blood pressure lowering agents prolong survival in diabetes and kidney disease, review shows

No blood pressure lowering agents used either alone or in combination prolong survival in adults with diabetes and kidney disease, a meta-analysis published in the Lancet has found.1  
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Blood flow conditioning reduces kidney injury in high risk cardiac surgery patients

Remote ischaemic preconditioning, which involves alternately inflating and deflating a blood pressure cuff around a limb to restrict and restore blood flow, reduces kidney injury and the need for dialysis in high risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery, a study reported in JAMA has shown.1  
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No blood pressure lowering agents prolong survival in diabetes and kidney disease, review shows

No blood pressure lowering agents used either alone or in combination prolong survival in adults with diabetes and kidney disease, a meta-analysis published in the Lancet has found.1  
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Eclampsia with Apnea Secondary to Magnesium Sulfate Administration

This case was written by Dr. Kyla Caners from McMaster University. Dr. Caners is a PGY4 Emergency Medicine resident and one of the editors-in-chief at EMSimCases. Why It Matters This case highlights three important aspects of managing an eclamptic patient: Early administration of magnesium sulfate Adding an anti-hypertensive agent if the blood pressure remains elevated after…  
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over 5 years ago
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Chronic exposure to higher BP in young adults is associated with cardiac dysfunction in middle age

Young adults with blood pressure at the higher end of the normal range that continues into middle age have a raised risk of left ventricular dysfunction, says a 25 year follow-up study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which suggests recommending lifestyle changes in younger people to reduce elevated blood pressure.  
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Extra calcium to prevent high blood pressure | Cochrane

Hypertension is a serious health problem that increases the risk of heart and kidney diseases. Several studies have shown that increasing calcium intake lowers blood pressure even in individuals within a normal blood pressure range. Increasing calcium intake also has benefits for pregnancy outcomes, effects which are thought to be mediated also by blood pressure reduction. High blood pressure has been identified as a major risk factor for mortality and even small reductions in blood pressure can decrease the occurrence of coronary artery disease, stroke and death.  
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over 5 years ago