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Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Appear to Lower Blood Pressure (17 Mar 2015)

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Vitamin D supplements do not effectively lower blood pressure, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine. Low serum vitamin D levels have previously been associated with elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular events.

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Do Hemodynamic Endpoints Have Value in Patients Treated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? (18 Sep 2014)

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Corey E Ventetuolo, MD, MS

Corey E. Ventetuolo discusses her research group’s study of hemodynamic endpoints in clinical trials of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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A (Not So) New Drug Landscape for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (31 Jan 2014)

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John Ryan, MD

John Ryan offers a primer on three newly approved drugs for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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SERIES: Making Sense of the New Prevention Guidelines — The View from Clinical Practice (22 Jan 2014)

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Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

A series of clinical vignettes involving decisions affected by the recently published prevention guidelines (JNC 8, ACC/AHA, ESC)

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Prevention Guidelines in Practice: Vignette 1 (22 Jan 2014)

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John Ryan, MD

A 71-year-old man asks John Ryan about reducing or stopping his hypertension medication

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How Well Does Hypertensive Retinopathy Predict Stroke? (17 Sep 2013)

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Mohammad Kamran Ikram, MD PhD

Mohammad Kamran Ikram discusses his research group’s investigation of the value of hypertensive retinopathy in predicting the long-term risk for stroke in patients with hypertension.

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Visit-to-Visit Variability in Systolic BP Among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (7 Sep 2013)

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John Chalmers, MD PhD and John Ryan, MD

John Chalmers and his coauthors discuss their analysis of data from the ADVANCE trial.

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Renal Denervation: The Next Magic Bullet? (3 Sep 2013)

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M. Louis Handoko, MD PhD

Hypertension, diabetes, acute and chronic heart failure, worsening of renal function, obstructive sleep apnea…. A CardioExchange Fellow reacts to a session on new potential indications for this treatment modality.

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Managing Hypertension – Not as Easy as It Once Seemed (29 Aug 2013)

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Paul A. Bergl, MD

A Chief Resident surveys the rapidly changing landscape of hypertension management.

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Which Wedge to Believe? (1 May 2013)

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Tariq Ahmad, MD, MPH and James Fang, MD

Offer your diagnosis of a 39-year-old man with severe pulmonary hypertension and markedly variable pulmonary capillary wedge pressures among lung segments.