Hypertension

Interpretation of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring results

7 days ago   |   By The Journal of Pediatrics

Hypertension is an important risk factor for development of cardiovascular disease. However, it can be difficult to diagnose hypertension because blood pressure changes frequently over time and may be elevated in response to being in a clinical care setting. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is one method for evaluating blood pressure over the course of the day and night. One difficulty with ABPM is knowing the best approach to interpretation of the blood pressure data.
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Long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution increases risk of heart and lung disease

7 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Analysis of records for more than 63 million Medicare enrollees from 2000 to 2016 finds long-term exposure to air pollution had a significant impact on the number of people hospitalized for cardiac and respiratory conditions. Researchers examined three components of air pollution: fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. Even levels lower than national standards affected heart and respiratory illnesses.
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Long-term exposure to air pollutants confers CV, respiratory health risk

7 days ago   |   By Healio

Long-term exposure to air pollutants may pose a significant risk to CV and respiratory health in the Medicare-age population, according to a study published in Circulation.
“Recent studies looking at the nonfatal health effects of air pollution have shifted their focus from short-term to long-term exposure.... More studies are now exploring multiple air pollutants simultaneously in recognition of the fact that air pollution is a mixture of compounds with varying toxicities,” Mahdieh Danesh Yazdi, PharmD, MPH, PhD, environmental health research fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of
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Long-term exposure to air pollution can increase cardiovascular and respiratory risks

7 days ago   |   By News Medical

Exposure to what is considered low levels of air pollution over a long period of time can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, and pneumonia among people ages 65 and older, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation.
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