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USPSTF Finds Screening Adults for Hypertension Still Beneficial — AAFP News

January 8, 2015

USPSTF Finds Screening Adults for Hypertension Still Beneficial — AAFP News.

Counseling Overweight Pts at High CV Risk

USPSTF Recommends Intense Counseling for Overweight Patients at High CV Risk — Physician’s First Watch By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH   The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends intense behavioral counseling for adults who are overweight or obese and have at least one other cardiovascular risk factor (B recommendation). The… Read More ›

Adults can undo heart disease risk by changing lifestyle — ScienceDaily

Adults can undo heart disease risk by changing lifestyle — ScienceDaily.

CV Risk for Diabetics taking Olmesartan

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA review of cardiovascular risks for diabetics taking hypertension drug olmesartan not conclusive; label updates required This information is in follow-up to the FDA Drug Safety Communication1: Safety Review Update of Benicar (olmesartan) and cardiovascular events2. View and print full Drug Safety Communication (PDF – 146KB) Safety Announcement [6-24-2014] The U.S…. Read More ›

Science in Brief: Self Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring

Have you ever wondered whether patients measuring their blood pressures at home is actually useful? Check out the CDC’s Science in Brief on Self Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring for the answer!    

MMWR Million Hearts article

Did you see the article about the prevalence of CV disease risk factors in the May 30th issues of the CDC MMWR: Million Hearts: Prevalence of Leading Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors — United States, 2005–2012? Some highlights: Initiative goal: to implement clinical and community-level evidence-based strategies to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and prevent… Read More ›

Lipid Update

Dear Colleagues,  As most of you are aware, there are new guidelines on lipid management for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. We in C4 (Christiana Care Cardiology Consultants) have put together the attached summary of the guidelines to help you learn, understand, and implement these guidelines so we can all achieve better prevention… Read More ›

Heart Disease is still Leading Cause of Death

Heart Disease is Still Leading Cause of Death On December 20th, the Centers for Disease Control Division of Vital Statistics reported the final 2010 statistics on the  10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Heart disease tops the list again. The complete report is available here.  

Sodium Reduction

CDC: Sodium reduction is a public health priority. CDC recently responded to the Institute of Medicine’s report Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence. This commentary in the American Journal of Hypertension reinforces CDC’s position that reducing sodium intake is a critical, achievable, and effective public health action to reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular… Read More ›

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