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Nov 15, 2003 - ...Blood Lead and Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women Am Fam Physician. 2003 Nov 15;68(10):2063-2068. Studies of blood lead levels in men suggest that elevated levels increase the risk for hypertension, perhaps through direct effects on the heart, vascular muscle, or central nervous...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...factors. The authors note that the risk analysis probably will involve clinical evaluation, as well as assessment for residual pulmonary hypertension, screening for genetic thrombophilia, and a D-dimer assay at the end of the treatment period. Indefinite anticoagulation may be...

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Oct 1, 2003 - ...September 1998 and December 1999 were enrolled in the study. The diagnosis of cirrhosis was established by biopsy or by signs of portal hypertension such as gastroesophageal varices, previous variceal bleeding, or ascites. Researchers collected clinical and laboratory data at the...

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Jan 1, 2004 - ...Outcomes included transient ischemic attacks and strokes, which were classified according to subtypes. Patients also were assessed for hypertension, physical activity levels, and baseline characteristics such as age, race, smoking status, and diabetes. After an average of 5.6 years,...

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Jan 15, 2004 - ...of structural heart disease. This stage includes patients with hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, previous exposure to cardiotoxic drugs, or a family history of cardiomyopathy. Control of hypertension, coronary artery disease, and diabetes are the chief targets for...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...per L), and coronary disease or noncoronary occlusive vascular disease. Men with diabetes who were 65 years or older and who had treated hypertension also were eligible for the study. Exclusions included recent myocardial infarction; stroke or hospital admission for angina; chronic...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...kidney. This study confirms that better control of risk factors for vascular diseases often occurring in patients with diabetes (such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia) helps to prevent the progression of nephropathic changes.—B.Z. Add/view commentsHide comments...

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Feb 1, 2004 - ...defibrillator devices. A greater likelihood of survival was noted in younger patients and those whose arrest was witnessed. A history of hypertension, digoxin use, or a need for epinephrine during the resuscitation event conferred a higher mortality risk. The average length of...

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Jan 1, 2004 - ...is the most important risk factor to be modified in patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Unexpectedly, the authors found that hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes are not associated with greater rates of aneurysm dilation. There may even be a future role for antibiotic...

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Mar 1, 2003 - ...clearly can decrease mortality among patients with acute coronary syndromes, congestive heart failure, select arrhythmias, and hypertension. Drugs should be started at a low dosage and titrated upward. Care is necessary in patients with severe asthma or ongoing bronchospasms. Read...

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Oct 15, 2003 - ...ACE Inhibitor vs. Diuretic for Hypertension Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2003 Oct 15;68(8):1631. Studies in recent years have shown clinical benefits of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors beyond their ability to simply lower blood pressure ACE inhibitors appear to be of...

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Nov 15, 2003 - ...was defined as a history of coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, or diabetes plus one other risk factor, such as hypertension, elevated total cholesterol level, low high-density lipoprotein level, smoking, or microalbuminuria. Patients with known heart...

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Sep 15, 2003 - ...of unknown clinical significance. A plasma free-metanephrine determination can detect or rule out pheochromocytoma. If the patient has hypertension, a serum potassium level and a plasma aldosterone concentration–plasma renin activity ratio can identify primary aldosteronism. Imaging...

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Oct 15, 2003 - ...were obtained, detecting three CCVMs and one case of delayed transition from fetal to neonatal circulation and self-limited pulmonary hypertension. Analysis showed a sensitivity of 60 percent, specificity of 99.95 percent, positive predictive value of 75 percent, negative predictive...

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Oct 15, 2003 - ...in mortality and myocardial infarction rates. This finding was true even when other variables such as gender, age, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, previous myocardial infarction, and elevated troponin levels were controlled for in the analysis. The invasive strategy reduced...

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Oct 1, 2003 - ...and recovery in 2 percent. Frequent ventricular ectopy was more common in older patients, and those with known coronary artery disease, hypertension, and decreased exercise tolerance. A subnormal increase in heart rate with exercise as well as a delayed return to the resting heart...

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Oct 1, 2003 - ...or ARB agent were similar to those who did not receive these medications. Although more of the treated group had diabetes or a history of hypertension, renal function was significantly worse in patients who were not receiving one of the medications. Within one year of discharge, 27...

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Sep 1, 2003 - ...mortality. Recent research has demonstrated the important role of the renin-angiotensin aldosterone system in the increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. McFarlane and Sowers reviewed the role of aldosterone as an added risk...

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Aug 1, 2003 - ...Synopsis: The investigators of this multinational study enrolled 1,715 patients with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy, most of whom had hypertension. Allocation to treatment assignment was concealed. The patients had significant proteinuria, averaging 2.9 g of urinary protein per...

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Aug 1, 2003 - ...vascular endothelial function that is compromised by other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including hyperlipidemia, smoking, and hypertension. Endothelial dysfunction can result from these disorders and can progress to atherosclerosis. To evaluate the correlation between...

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Aug 1, 2003 - ...creatinine levels. The dosage used in this study was substantially less than the dosage normally used in the treatment of cirrhosis or hypertension (25 to 50 mg per day). Spironolactone is easier to start and titrate than the standard heart failure treatment of...

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Jul 15, 2003 - ...were included in the study. Aspirin use and tobacco cessation were recommended to all patients, along with tight control of diabetes and hypertension. Patients were aggressively treated, resulting in optimal improvement in all lipid parameters. About 50 percent of patients in both...

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Jun 15, 2003 - ...population that attended was similar to those who were invited except they tended to be more affluent and smoked less. The prevalence of hypertension and coronary heart disease was similar to that in the general population. Information obtained during the session included a...

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May 15, 2003 - ...Compared with white Americans, blacks are six times more likely to develop hypertension-related end-stage renal disease. In the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension, Wright and colleagues attempted to determine whether lowering blood pressure would slow the...

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Jun 1, 2003 - ...Recent evidence shows that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases nocturnal blood pressure and is a risk factor for arterial hypertension during the day. While nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) has been shown to improve symptoms in patients with OSA, its role in...

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