Antihypertensive treatment and risk of atrial fibrillation: a nationwide study

Conclusion Use of ACEis and ARBs compared with β-blockers and diuretics associates with a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, but not stroke, within the limitations of a retrospective study reporting associations. This suggests that controlling activation of the renin-angiotensin system in addition to controlling blood pressure is associated with a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation.
Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Hypertension Source Type: research

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Authors: Merrigan SL, Park B, Ali Z, Jensen LD, Corson TW, Kennedy BN Abstract Aberrant ocular angiogenesis can underpin vision loss in leading causes of blindness, including neovascular age-related macular degeneration and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Current pharmacological interventions require repeated invasive administrations, may lack efficacy and are associated with poor patient compliance and tachyphylaxis. Vitamin D has de novo anti-angiogenic properties. Here, our aim was to validate the ocular anti-angiogenic activity of biologically active vitamin D, calcitriol, and selected vitamin D analogue, 2...
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Publication date: January 2020Source: Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 19Author(s): Sarah Novotny, Nicole Lee-Plenty, Kedra Wallace, Wondwosen Kassahun-Yimer, Aswathi Jayaram, James A. Bofill, James N. MartinAbstractObjectiveTo determine the prevalence of acute kidney injury (AKI), placental abruption and postpartum hemorrhage in patients with preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome.Study designA retrospective study of patients with preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome treated at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from January 2000 through December 2010.Main outcome measuresRelationships among the obstetric complications of place...
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 19Author(s): Laura A Magee, Joel Singer, Terry Lee, Richard J McManus, Sarah Lay-Flurrie, Evelyne Rey, Lucy C Chappell, Jenny Myers, Alexander G Logan, Peter von DadelszenAbstractObjectiveTo examine the relationship between pregnancy outcomes and BP level and variability.DesignSecondary analysis of CHIPS trial data (Control of Hypertension In Pregnancy Study, NCT01192412).SettingInternational.Population or sampleWomen with chronic or gestational hypertension.MethodsBP measurement was standardised in outpatient clinics. Adjusted (including for allocated gr...
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Publication date: January 2020Source: Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 19Author(s): Cecilia Villalain, Ignacio Herraiz, Borja Cantero, Soledad Quezada, Ana Lopez, Elisa Simón, Alberto GalindoAbstractObjectivesThe optimal timing for delivery in non-severe late-preterm (34 + 0–36 + 6 weeks) preeclampsia (PE) is uncertain. It is attempted to reach term pregnancy safely but current clinical and analytical parameters fail to determine which cases will develop severe features that require preterm delivery. We aim to establish if angiogenic biomarkers may identify cases that would benefit from ...
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Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionAspirin resistance was found in a considerable part of the participants. Considerable variation between participants, within participants over time and between the different devices was found. Prevalence of aspirin resistance during pregnancy differs from after pregnancy. More research on aspirin resistance and clinical obstetric outcome is needed.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsCardiac effects after severe late-onset PE were small and transient. This indicates that left ventricular hypertrophy after severe late-onset PE may be a secondary physiologic response to increased peripheral resistance in PE. Vascular mechanisms rather than persistent cardiac hypertrophy postpartum may be the culprit for increased long-term cardiovascular risk after PE.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsPlacental bed vacuum suction provides more spiral arteries and higher AA rate, suggesting underestimation of AA in conventional pathology samples of basal plate DB biopsies and DP. The association of AA with PE-related clinical parameters varies according to tissue collection method. Longitudinal studies could elucidate whether AA also identifies women with future premature cardiovascular risk.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
In conclusion, our data suggests that progression to kidney disease might not be a major concern in women after preeclampsia within 18 years postpartum.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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