Hypertension

FDA grants breakthrough designation to sotatercept for PAH

12 hours ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

The FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation to sotatercept for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, according to a press release from Acceleron...
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Corrigendum for Arvizu et al. Sodium Intake During Pregnancy, but Not Other Diet Recommendations Aimed at Preventing Cardiovascular Disease, Is Positively Related to Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. J Nutr 2020;150:159-66

17 hours ago   |   Journal of Nutrition   |   5 articles


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Large thighs may signal lower hypertension risk in obesity

18 hours ago   |   Healio   |   3 articles

A larger thigh circumference may be associated with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk for developing cardiovascular disease among people with overweight or obesity...
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ACE inhibitors heighten risk of renal crisis in systemic sclerosis

1 day ago   |   Healio

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with systemic sclerosis and concomitant arterial hypertension demonstrate an independent risk factor for developing...
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US death rates from hypertension-related CVD rose from 2007 to 2017

2 days ago   |   Healio

In the United States, age-adjusted deaths from hypertension-related CVD increased from 2007 to 2017, with the trend accelerating starting in 2012 and the highest rate in the...
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COVID-19 and renin-angiotensin system inhibitors

3 days ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

A new viewpoint article published in the journal JAMA Network in April 2020 deals with the use of a widely used category of cardiovascular medications in COVID-19 patients with...
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Chemicals used to replace BPA may lead to increased blood pressure

4 days ago   |   ScienceDaily

Common bisphenol A substitutes can affect the developing fetus and cause hypertension in later life, suggests a rodent study.
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COVID-19: AHA Guidance on Hypertension, Latest on Angiotensin Link

6 days ago   |   Web MD   |   2 articles

The American Heart Association advised cardiac patients to avoid medications or supplements that could raise blood pressure. Separately, new reviews explore the latest on the...
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Pilates helps control blood pressure in young obese women

7 days ago   |   News Medical

A new paper published in the journal American Journal of Hypertension in April 2020 shows that Pilates could work well when it comes to improving cardiovascular health and...
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Patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart disease more likely to die from COVID-19

7 days ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

As the coronavirus disease evolves, important information emerges, thanks to studies and analyses undertaken by scientists and health experts. With more data available based on...
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Off-the-shelf Artificial Cardiac Patch can Repair Heart Attack Injury in...

Off-the-shelf Artificial Cardiac Patch can Repair Heart Attack Injury in Rats, Pigs

New "off-the-shelf" artificial cardiac patch can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury and improve recovery. Read more ...

Global COVID-19 Cases Exceed 1.5 Million

Global COVID-19 Cases Exceed 1.5 Million

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 1.5 million on Wednesday afternoon local time, reports Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Read more ...

Face masks are effective at STOPPING the spread of the coronavirus through...

Face masks are effective at STOPPING the spread of the coronavirus through speaking, NIH study finds

A new study by the National Institutes of Health has confirmed that masks are effective at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. According to researchers, masks are effective... Read more ...

How Do You Choose Who Gets a Ventilator?

How Do You Choose Who Gets a Ventilator?

The coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 is new, but the question of rationing ventilators is not Read more ...

COVID-19 Hitting Some African American Communities Harder

COVID-19 Hitting Some African American Communities Harder

In states such as Michigan and Louisiana, as well as in cities like Chicago and Milwaukee, African American people are making up a disproportionately large number of COVID-19... Read more ...

Kidney Damage Caused By Lupus Reversed By New Drug

Kidney Damage Caused By Lupus Reversed By New Drug

A cancer drug has shown promise in reversing kidney damage caused by systemic lupus erythematosus . Read more ...

My 4-Year-Old Was Hospitalized With COVID-19

My 4-Year-Old Was Hospitalized With COVID-19

When I started Mighty Littles, I never intended to write about my children being in the hospital. I planned to write about the resiliency I see in parents in the NICU , how... Read more ...

Rates of flu-like illnesses in Santa Clara are twice as low as in New York

Rates of flu-like illnesses in Santa Clara are twice as low as in New York

A new infographic from Kinsa Health shows how Santa Clara County lowered its rates of flu-like illnesses faster than New York County by imposing stay-at-home orders sooner. Read more ...

Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 8, 2020

Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 8, 2020

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19 Read more ...

Could coronavirus cause testicular pain? American man tests positive after a...

Could coronavirus cause testicular pain? American man tests positive after a 'stabbing' sensation 

The 42-year-old, from Massachusetts, sought emergency help because of the 'stabbing' pain in his testicles, stomach, chest and back which had lasted a week. He tested positive... Read more ...