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Category Archives: Hypertension

Controversial Study Links COVID-19 Severity to ACEIs and ARBs – Newsweek

Posted: March 24, 2020 at 9:47 pm

A controversial study suggesting COVID-19 may be more severe in some people because of the medications they take should not stop taking their drugs, organizations have warned. Continue reading

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As hypertension-related deaths climb, researchers call for action – Clinical Daily News – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

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Deaths related to hypertension have become a public health emergency, warranting attention and preventive efforts, say investigators. Rates rose by 72% in rural settings and 20% in urban areas between 2007 and 2017. Thats according to findings from 10 million death records culled from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention database. Continue reading

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Watch for high blood pressure when steroids are used in inflammatory illness – Clinical Daily News – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

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Clinicians should look out for rising blood pressure in patients who regularly use oral steroids to treat chronic inflammatory disease, according to a new study. Investigators followed more than 70,000 patients with at least one chronic inflammatory illness, such as inflammatory bowel disease or arthritis Continue reading

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High blood pressure: Those with the condition told to be extra vigilant during coronavirus – Express

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High blood pressure happens when a persons pressure of blood in their arteries is consistentlytoo high, which means theirheart has to work harder to pump blood around your body. Althougharteries are resilient enough to cope with fluctuating blood pressure, consistently high blood pressure can cause them to lose their stretchiness and become stiff or narrow. Narrowing arteries eventually starve the heart of oxygen-rich blood, a primary cause ofheart disease and now experts warn this condition also increases the risk of death from coronavirus but how? Continue reading

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Hypertension-Related CV Deaths Surging Across the US – TCTMD

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Hypertension-related CV disease deaths are increasing across all age groups and all regional locations in America, according to a recent study. The most concerning uptick is being seen in the rural South Continue reading

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HTN-Related Mortality Particularly Dire in the Rural South – MedPage Today

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No age group, region, or gender was immune to the recent rise in hypertension-related deaths in the U.S., researchers found. Continue reading

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Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients with Systemi | IBPC – Dove Medical Press

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Saja Almaaitah,1 Kristin B Highland,2 Adriano R Tonelli2 1Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA; 2Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA Correspondence: Adriano R Tonelli Email tonella@ccf.org Abstract: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare and complex immune-mediated connective tissue disease characterized by multi-organ fibrosis and dysfunction. Systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) is a leading cause of death in this population Continue reading

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Is There a High Blood Pressure and Coronavirus Link? – MedicineNet

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WebMD Health News MARCH 21, 2020 -- In the world of Ralph Baric, PhD, not much is a coincidence. Continue reading

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Magnitude and Associated Factors of Depression Among Hypertensive Pati | IBPC – Dove Medical Press

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Bereket Beyene Gebre,1 Bedilu Deribe,1 Mintesnot Abeto2 1School of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Science, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia; 2College of Health Science, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia Correspondence: Bereket Beyene Gebre Email bereket2007beyene@gmail.com Background: Hypertension and depression are among the most common public health issues affecting thepopulation around the world. Like patients with other chronic medical conditions, hypertensive patients experience many intense emotions which increase their risk for the development of depression. Globally, depression is the leading cause of disability and 382 million people suffer worldwide Continue reading

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Cumulative doses of oral steroids linked to increased hypertension – Tech Explorist

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Hypertension is a common preventable cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and can substantially affect the quality of life and independence of older adults. It affects 1 in 5 adults worldwide and is generally diagnosed and treated in primary health care services Continue reading

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