New pediatric blood pressure guidelines identify more kids at higher risk of premature heart disease

(American Heart Association) Children who were reclassified as having elevated blood pressure under new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are more likely to develop high blood pressure, thickening of the heart muscle and other conditions that increase heart disease risk when they reach adulthood, compared with children who have normal blood pressure.
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Authors: Tichelbäcker T, Dumitrescu D, Gerhardt F, Stern D, Wissmüller M, Adam M, Schmidt T, Frerker C, Pfister R, Halbach M, Baldus S, Rosenkranz S Abstract Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important contributor to morbidity and mortality in patients with left-sided heart disease, including valvular heart disease. In this context, elevated left atrial pressure primarily leads to the development of post-capillary PH. Despite the fact that repair of left-sided valvular heart disease by surgical or interventional approaches will improve PH, recent studies have highlighted that PH (pre- or post-intervention...
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This study evaluated the efficacy of laparoscopic resection and open surgery in gastric GISTs using the propensity score matching (PSM) method.MethodsBetween January 2005 and December 2017, 1027 patients were diagnosed with primary GIST at our institution. Among them, 548 patients were enrolled in this study. Standard demographic and clinicopathological data were collected from our database. Selection bias was eliminated using the PSM methods.ResultsAfter PSM, 256 cases involved in the comparison (128 laparoscopic (LAP) vs. 128 open surgery (OPEN)) were randomly matched (1:1) by age, sex, body mass index, hypertension, dia...
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The study by Columbia University adds to evidence that young adulthood is a critical period when high blood pressure or cholesterol are particularly harmful.
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