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Treatment of Hypertension in the Frail Elderly Population
Assessment of frailty status, as well as chronological age, should be used to make clinical decisions.
HOPE-3: Blood Pressure Lowering Alone Fails to Deliver For Some
Although results of the hypertension portion of HOPE-3 were disappointing, many caveats are offered to explain the outcome.
CardioBrief: Slow Down Urged on SPRINT
The 25% reduction in relative risk seen in patients treated to 120 vs 140 mm Hg corresponds to an absolute risk reduction of 1.6%.
Time to Retire Beta-Blockers in Uncomplicated Hypertension?
A comprehensive review of the evidence for the work-horse drugs indicates it's not quite time, yet.
4 New Views on Primary Care Practices
Eliminate or keep the annual physical exam, primary care a primary source for children's mental health care, medical screening in dental offices. Here, a summary of the latest concepts in primary care's evolving role.
High Blood Pressure Tied to Greater Risk for T2D
Results of a new study found that each 20 mmHg increase in SBP was associated with a 58% higher risk for new onset type 2 DM.
Hypertension in an African American Man with Diabetes
A 54-year-old African American man with a history of type 2 DM, hypertension, and gout presents for diabetes follow-up. What’s the best therapy for his hypertension?
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