Medical News Today: Blueberries may lower cardiovascular risk by up to 20 percent
New research finds that eating 200 grams of blueberries every day can reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health among healthy individuals.
Publication date: Available online 20 October 2019Source: Microvascular ResearchAuthor(s): Wayne Smith, Konstantin E. Kotliar, Leandi Lammertyn, Nthai E. Ramoshaba, Walthard Vilser, Hugo W. Huisman, Aletta E. SchutteAbstractPurposeGlobally, a detrimental shift in cardiovascular disease risk factors and a higher mortality level are reported in some black populations. The retinal microvasculature provides early insight into the pathogenesis of systemic vascular diseases, but it is unclear whether retinal vessel calibers and acute retinal vessel functional responses differ between young healthy black and white adults.MethodsW...
Cavero et al.1 recently reported the frequency and severity of hypertension in a cohort of 55 patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). A major complication of hemolytic uremic syndrome is hypertensive crisis related to juxtaglomerular ischemia and renin angiotensin system activation. However , hypertensive crisis has been also described as a cause of thrombotic microangiopathy because of endothelial shear stress. Despite the persistent incidence of hypertensive crisis in developed and developing countries,2 the pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment of hypertensive crisis–associa ted hemoly...
We thank El Karoui and colleagues for their comments.1 We think that both studies, theirs and ours,2,3 show that severe hypertension is a characteristic feature of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Even their patients classified as aHUS not associated with hypertensive emergencies had a median blood pressure of 154/90 mm Hg, which would include hypertension grades 1-2, according to the 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension guidelines.4 Unlike in their study, we found a favorable effect of eculizumab also in patients with severe and malignant hypertension.
A 59-year-old woman presented with extreme thirst. She was a current smoker (35 pack-years) and had extensive peripheral vascular disease, including asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. She had hypertension that was well regulated with a calcium channel blocker (nifedipine 30 mg once daily). Her thirst had become gradually worse over 6 months and was affecting her quality of life. During outpatient evaluation at a regional hospital, her thirst was accompanied by polydipsia and polyuria (both ∼6 l/d).
ConclusionA considerable burden of previously unknown AF was detected when long-term monitoring was applied in at-risk patients. Biomarkers were associated with AF incidence and improved prediction of long AF episodes.
DiscussionGiven the multiorgan system potential adverse side effects of prednisone, proving noninferiority of an alternate regimen would be sufficient to make the alternative compare favorably to standard dose steroids. This is the first ever clinical trial in cardiac sarcoidosis and thus in addition to the listed goals of the trial, we will also establish a multi-center, multinational cardiac sarcoidosis clinical trials network. Such a collaborative infrastructure will enable a new era of high quality data to guide physicians when treating cardiac sarcoidosis patients.
Conditions: Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension; Ocular Surface Disease Interventions: Drug: DE-130A; Drug: Xalatan® Sponsor: Santen SAS Recruiting
Americans consume about 150 pounds of milk and eat nearly 40 pounds of cheese and 20 pounds of ice cream per person per year, according to data from the Department of Agriculture. Yogurt and butter intakes are lower, but growing. But should the dairy we’re consuming be low-fat or full-fat? That debate has become increasingly divisive, and for good reason: not all dairy is created equal. Dairy fat and cardiovascular disease Some of the most substantial dairy research has been done in the context of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which has been shown, among other benefits, to reduce blood pres...
OPSUMIT, as part of a combination regimen, reduced the primary endpoint of mean pulmonary vascular resistance by 47% at week 16 compared with baseline
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition that can lead to serious and even life-threatening conditions if left untreated. Diet can play a big part in increasing and decreasing blood pressure, and the following six foods you may want to avoid to lower your reading.