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Hypertension

There are several reasonable options for intensifying this patient's blood pressure treatment. Which one is optimal, though, given his labs and concomitant meds?

Drugs, diseases, guidelines, databases—all at the touch of an app. Here: a selection of smartphone/tablet applications that may make your clinical practice a little easier this coming year.

In patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors who had treated hypertension, a new study found the drop in blood pressure seen with a diuretic similar to declines seen with other classes of antihypertensive medications.

The SGLT2 inhibitor in clinical trials was associated with decreases in systolic blood pressure. The current study looked specifically at the drug's effect on blood pressure--with encouraging results.

Contrave, a combination of naltrexone and buproprion, has been approved for long-term weight loss management in overweight and obese adults.

Hypertension and diabetes, hypertension and stroke/dementia, renal artery stenosis and hypertension in children, pulmonary arterial hypertension, portal hypertensive gastropathy, central retinal vein occlusion—a close look at some common hypertension-related conditions.

The chances of stroke and ischemic stroke were reduced in women who consumed the most potassium in this study. The differences were greater in those who did not have hypertension.

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