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Aortic stiffness as a cardiovascular risk predictor

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, despite highly effective preventive treatments. Most current guidelines recommend treatment based on arbitrary thresholds or the risk of a future event. Although the guidelines are effective at identifying those most at risk, in whom to start treatment, many individuals are categorised as moderate-low risk, denied treatment, and go on to have events. This has created considerable interest in refining risk prediction with novel biomarkers, such as C reactive protein and carotid intima-media thickness. Frustratingly, the majority of these add little to risk prediction based on traditional risk factors such as blood pressure, lipids, cigarette smoking, and diabetes.1  
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An elderly woman with chest pain and constipation

An 89 year old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented to the emergency department with worsening shortness of breath (87% oxygen saturation in room air), retrosternal chest pain, mild abdominal pain, and subacute partial bowel obstruction over the past six days. On physical examination she was dehydrated and she had tachycardia (105 beats/min), diffusely decreased breath sounds, audible crackles at the base of the right lung, and absent breath sounds on the left side pulmonary base. Her abdomen was distended but soft overall, the epigastrium and right hypochondium were slightly tender on deep palpation, and her rectum was empty. Her blood pressure was 130/85 mm Hg. Electrocardiography and troponin (measured at admittance and checked again after six and 12 hours) excluded myocardial infarction. Laboratory studies were unremarkable except for a mild microcytic anaemia (haemoglobin 115 g/L (reference range 120-160), mean cell volume 78.6 fL (80-96). Urgent chest radiography was requested (fig 1⇓).  
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Blood pressure variability is associated with increased risk of heart disease and death, study finds

Greater variability in blood pressure between clinic measurements is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death, a retrospective analysis of a large US prospective cohort study has found.  
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GHLI Blog: Diabetes and Hypertension in the USVI

Both are dangerous for the health and cause for the hypertension is fats. We must use the A Fat Diminisher. This help in maintaining of blood pressure.  
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Alpha and beta dual receptor blockers for treatment of high blood pressure | Cochrane

Alpha and beta dual receptor blockers are a subclass of beta blockers which are commonly used to treat high blood pressure (BP). Drugs in this class include carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Trandate) and dilevalol (Unicard). We searched for and found all the relevant studies to examine how well this class of drugs lowered blood pressure.  
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Krotkoff Sounds Annotated Video

This is a video I made to demonstrate the Korotkoff sounds in relation to the reading on the sphygmomanometer.  
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over 5 years ago