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Study links pot use to hypertension, but doctor say study is 'flawed'

Marijuana use may triple the risk of dying from hypertension, a new study suggests, but a spokesman for the American Heart Association calls the research flawed.
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CONCLUSION: Maternal outcomes in patients with treated BCS are favourable and fetal outcomes beyond 20 wk gestation are good. There has been increased rate of caesarean section. Pulmonary hypertension is an important finding that needs further validation. These patients should be managed in centers experienced in treating high-risk pregnancies. PMID: 28824745 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: SFSG is the independent and main factor for occurrence of SFSS after A-ALDLT leading to poor outcome. However, the management of this catastrophe depends upon its prevention (i.e., selecting graft with proper size, splenectomy to decrease portal venous inflow, and improving hepatic vein outflow by reconstructing large draining veins of the graft). PMID: 28824744 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
HIGH blood pressure can increase the risk of dementia - and even fluctuating blood pressure can affect a person ’s reading, research has revealed. Now experts have suggested what the reading should reveal.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
For seniors and particularly blacks with high blood pressure, lowering it may help keep their minds sharp, a new study suggests.
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Opinion statementAdvances in cardiac surgical interventions in infancy and childhood have led to an increased number of women with congenital heart disease of childbearing age. For these women, individualized preconception counseling and pregnancy planning should be a vital component of their medical management, and presentation for obstetric care may even be an opportunity to re-establish cardiovascular care for patients who have been lost to follow-up. These patients have unique cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, which is dependent upon the surgical intervention they may have undergone during childhood or adolescence...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study reveals that patients with severe OSAS can have periods of BP superposition during night with extremely high SBP and very low oxygen saturation, which may add to a high risk for cardiovascular events during the night.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
New normative blood pressure tables, revised screening protocols, and recommendations for initiating antihypertensive medication are among the central points of the clinical practice guideline.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
Experts say many cases of hypertension in kids currently go undetected and don't get the treatment they need
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The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines to help detect high blood pressure in children and teens. This is after a study revealed that 3.5 percent have hypertension.
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Regular marijuana users had higher rates of hypertension-related deaths.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Blood Pressure Marijuana Hypertension Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news
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