High blood pressure increases heart attack risk - research to avoid fatal complications

HIGH blood pressure risks become more serious the older you get, and the condition is especially common in older adults. For older people with high blood pressure intensive blood pressure control may be the answer. What does it involve and how does it work?
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Authors: Farmakis I, Zafeiropoulos S, Kartas A, Boulmpou A, Nevras V, Papadimitriou I, Tampaki A, Vlachou A, Markidis E, Koutsakis A, Ziakas A, Karvounis H, Giannakoulas G Abstract Background: Considering the increasing burden of cardiovascular risk factors and recent advances on the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), we studied the epidemiological characteristics and treatment strategies of patients presenting with ACS. We also evaluated the lipid profile and attainment of lipid goals in a 'real world' clinical setting. Methods: This was a substudy of IDEAL-LDL (Motivational interviewing to support low-...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The mFI-5 is an independent predictor of postoperative morbidity and mortality in elderly patients undergoing surgery for hip fractures. This clinical tool can be used by hospitals and surgeons to identify high-risk patients, accurately council patients and families with transparency, and guide perioperative care to optimize patient outcomes. Level of Evidence: Prognostic Level III. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is effective at suppressing HIV viremia to undetectable levels in peripheral blood in the majority of individuals with access and ability to maintain adherence to treatment. However, ART is less effective at eliminating HIV-associated inflammation and innate immune activation. To the extent that inflammation and immune activation persist, virologically-suppressed people living with HIV (PLWH) have increased risk of inflammatory co-morbidities, and adjunctive therapies may be needed to reduce HIV-related inflammation and fully restore the health of virologically suppressed HIV+ indiv...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Matsumura K, Kin H, Matsuki R, Adachi K, Goda T, Yamamoto Y, Sugiura T, Shiojima I Abstract A 72-year-old woman with hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus presented to our hospital because of the sudden onset of chest pain. Emergency coronary angiography showed acute occlusion of the distal left anterior descending artery and coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent was performed. Sudden cardiopulmonary arrest occurred on the sixth day of hospitalization, but coronary angiography showed no remarkable progression of the coronary artery diseases, including the site of stent implantation. A...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Abstract The coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) is a poorly recognized clinical entity characterized by delayed distal vessel opacification in the absence of epicardial coronary stenosis and presently lack of specific data on the clinical profile and outcome. We investigated a cohort of 429 patients who fulfilled the criteria for CSFP to explore the clinical feature, outcome, and risk factor of prognosis. Two teams (clinical center and core lab) were blind to patient data for the assessment of coronary angiograph using corrected thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame count (CTFC). The study cohort co...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
Hypertension is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infarction and stroke. Major determinants of blood pressure are vasodilatory factors such as nitric oxide (NO) released from the endothelium under the influence of fluid shear stress exerted by the flowing blood. Several endothelial signaling processes mediating fluid shear stress–induced formation and release of vasodilatory factors have been described. It is, however, still poorly understood how fluid shear stress induces these endothelial responses. Here we show that the endothelial mechanosensitive cation channel PIEZO1 mediate...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
(Natural News) Even the slightest brush with high blood pressure can be enough to scare many people into taking blood pressure medication. After all, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease and raise your risk of heart attack or stroke. However, researchers have found an even better way to get your blood pressure under...
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FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- Overweight preschoolers have twice the odds of developing high blood pressure by age 6, putting them at risk of heart attack and stroke later in life. And those odds begin building as early as age 4, a new study...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
In conclusion, in this study, AD was associated with CVD, and this should be kept in mind, especially when managing patients with severe AD. PMID: 31197387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Hirokazu Shimono, Takashi Kajiya, Kosuke Saku, Masahiro Ueno, Junichiro Takaoka, Yoshihiko Atsuchi, Nobuhiko Atsuchi, Mitsuru OhishiAbstractA 75-year-old man with a history of hypertension was transferred to our hospital due to pulseless ventricular tachycardia. When return of spontaneous circulation was achieved, an electrocardiogram showed ST elevation in V1-4 leads. Successuful primary percutaneous coronary intervention was performed. However, on the next day, the patient’s systolic blood pressure dropped to 60 mmHg d...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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