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SURMOUNTing hypertension in overweight patients

15-02-2024 Hypertension News

Weekly treatment with tirzepatide lowers blood pressure throughout night and day in people with overweight or obesity.

When it's time to take away the antihypertensives

Open Access Hypertension Review

Older patients with frailty, multimorbidity or polypharmacy are at risk of side effects from antihypertensives. How do you decide which patients might benefit from deprescribing of their blood pressure medication?

Unique presentation of memantine overdose

Open Access Medical Side Effect Case Study

Hypertensive urgency and echolalia were the most striking symptoms of memantine overdose in an elderly man with mild dementia and hypertension. Early medication review with caregivers of people with dementia is key.

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Genetic Appraisal of RAAS-Associated SNPs: REN (rs16853055), AGT (rs3789678) and ACE (rs4305) in Preeclamptic Women Living with HIV Infection

Open Access Pre-Eclampsia Preeclampsia (A Kattah, Section Editor)

A healthy pregnancy outcome may be attributed to the homeostasis of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) [ 1 ] and its signalling cascade between mother and foetus [ 2 ]. During normal pregnancy, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is …

Cost-Effectiveness of Routine Monitoring of Long-Term Conditions in Primary Care: Informing Decision Modelling with a Systematic Review in Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Open Access Chronic Kidney Disease Systematic Review

Long-term conditions (LTCs) such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type-2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are major public health problems. About 26 million people in England suffer from at least one LTC [ 1 ]; about 8.3 …

Preoperative Considerations for Ambulatory Surgery: What Is New, What Is Controversial

Pulmonary Hypertension Ambulatory Anesthesia (G Joshi, Section Editor)

Ambulatory anesthesia continues to expand rapidly. Healthcare analysts project that 85% of all procedures will be performed in ambulatory settings by 2028 [ 1 , 2 ]. An increasing number of patients with major comorbidities and advanced age are …

Dietary protein and blood pressure: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and evaluation of the evidence

Open Access Hypertension Review

Hypertension is an important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and chronic kidney diseases, and the leading underlying cause of global mortality and disability [ 1 , 2 ]. It is suggested that 62% of cerebrovascular diseases …

Case Studies

Unique presentation of memantine overdose

Open Access Medical Side Effect Case Study

Hypertensive urgency and echolalia were the most striking symptoms of memantine overdose in an elderly man with mild dementia and hypertension. Early medication review with caregivers of people with dementia is key.

Hypertension, proteinuria, and hypercalciuria in a previously healthy 3-year-old

Open Access Hypertension Case Study

A panel of experts examine the differential diagnosis for secondary hypertension in a young child, and the eventual diagnosis and management of generalized arterial calcification in infants.

Aortic isthmus massive calcifications causing secondary hypertension

Open Access Hypertension Case Study

A 63-year-old woman presented with multiple, short-succession hospital admissions for heart failure and sustained hypertension despite intensive therapy. A diagnosis of a secondary hyperaldosteronism was made, resulting from renal hypoperfusion due to narrowing of the thoracic aorta by a huge calcified plaque, mimicking an aortic coarctation.

Further Reading

A Mobile App-based Approach in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Prospective Randomized Study

Open Access Telemedicine Original article

Cardiovascular risk factors are prevalent in the Italian population, and cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of mortality in the Western world. As the incidence of risk factors and cardiovascular diseases increases with age, effective …

Genetic Appraisal of RAAS-Associated SNPs: REN (rs16853055), AGT (rs3789678) and ACE (rs4305) in Preeclamptic Women Living with HIV Infection

Open Access Pre-Eclampsia Preeclampsia (A Kattah, Section Editor)

A healthy pregnancy outcome may be attributed to the homeostasis of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) [ 1 ] and its signalling cascade between mother and foetus [ 2 ]. During normal pregnancy, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is …

Dietary patterns associated with the incidence of hypertension among adult Japanese males: application of machine learning to a cohort study

Open Access Hypertension Original Contribution

Hypertension has been recognized as a serious health risk [ 1 ], affecting a staggering number of over 1.1 billion individuals [ 2 ]. Especially uncontrolled hypertension is a risk factor for future cardiovascular diseases globally [ 3 ]. Patients …

Cost-Effectiveness of Routine Monitoring of Long-Term Conditions in Primary Care: Informing Decision Modelling with a Systematic Review in Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Open Access Chronic Kidney Disease Systematic Review

Long-term conditions (LTCs) such as high blood pressure (hypertension), type-2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are major public health problems. About 26 million people in England suffer from at least one LTC [ 1 ]; about 8.3 …