- Half of All Patients With Hypertension Should be Screened for Primary Aldosteronism - Endocrinology Advisor April 7, 2021Approximately half of patients with hypertension should be screened for primary aldosteronism as a potential cause of high blood pressure, but screening rates are low.Endocrinology Advisor
- How to live healthily and reduce high blood pressure | Medical News Bulletin April 6, 2021Methods to control blood pressure include a variety of lifestyle modifications to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce blood pressure.Medical News Bulletin
- Alarmingly Low Rate of Primary Aldosteronism Detected, Treated March 31, 2021Canadian cohort study of 1.1 million adults with hypertensionMedPage Today
- Few patients at risk for common high blood pressure disorder receive screening March 20, 2021Only 3% of patients at high risk for primary aldosteronism (PA), a common disorder that causes high blood pressure and can lead to heart and kidney complications, are screened for the condition, according ...Medical Xpress
- Few patients at risk for common high blood pressure disorder receive screening March 20, 2021Only 3% of patients at high risk for primary aldosteronism (PA), a common disorder that causes high blood pressure and can lead to heart and kidney complications, are screened for the condition, according to a study that will be presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting.EurekAlert
- Treating Excess of One Hormone Shows Promise for Decreasing the Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea March 17, 2021Two UCSF surgeons set out to study the role a hormone plays in obesity and stumbled on a surprising finding.UCSF News Services
- Is This Treatable Condition Causing Your High Blood Pressure? February 10, 2021Many doctors are overlooking this potential source of hypertension.Money Talks News
- New high-tech lab that allows docs to customise treatment for January 29, 2021Health News -SINGAPORE - A cutting edge research lab that will allow doctors to offer personalised treatment of patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension was officially opened on WednesdayThe Straits Times
- New lab helps docs customise treatment for chronic diseases, Health January 27, 2021Health News -A cutting-edge research lab that will allow doctors to offer personalised treatment of patients with chronic diseases like hypertension was officially opened yesterday.. Read more atThe Straits Times
- Despite recommendations, patients with treatment-resistant January 27, 2021 Science Codex
Conferences and Events
- Endo 2021
March 20-23, 2021
- Who Best to Stem the Cardiometabolic Tsunami: Cardiology, Endocrinology and Primary CareNov. 19-20, 2020
- ASBMR 2020 Annual Meeting
Sept. 11-15, 2020
- 2020 AHA Council on Hypertension
Sept. 10-13, 2020
June 8-19, 2020
Notable Publications of the Year
The findings of this retrospective cohort study reinforce low adherence to guideline-recommended practices in smaller health systems, and underscore the urgent need for improved management of patients with treatment-resistant hypertension.
In this cohort, less than 1% of patients expected to have PA were ever formally diagnosed and treated. These findings suggest that a system-level approach to assist with investigation and treatment of PA may be highly effective in closing care gaps and improving clinical outcomes.
Autonomous cortisol secretion influences psychopathological symptoms in patients with primary aldosteronism
Patients with PA who also had autonomous cortisol secretion (ACS) had improved scores for anxiety and depression following treatment for PA. Women without ACS also showed improvement after treatment, while men without ACS did not.
Blood pressure sensitivity to aldosterone may exist across a broad spectrum that differs across race/ethnic groups and perhaps, within persons.
With improvement in cross-sectional imaging resolution, and given that APAs have traditionally been thought to be the cause of most PA cases when unilateral abnormalities are identified on imaging, the concept of partial adrenalectomy (PADX) is being more frequently entertained.
- Want to be robust at 40-plus? Meeting minimum exercise guidelines won't cut it April 15, 2021Young adults must step up their exercise routines to reduce their chances of developing high blood pressure or hypertension - a condition that may lead to heart attack and stroke, as well as dementia in later life.EurekAlert
- Elevated SBP Prior to OAC Initiation Linked to Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk in AF April 13, 2021Lowering SBPThe Cardiology Advisor
- Racial Disparities Remain for Diabetes and HTN Mortality in Rural Areas April 13, 2021Racial inequities in cardiovascular health care persist in rural areas of the United States.The Cardiology Advisor
- COVID-19 and hypertension: Is there a role for dsRNA and activation of Toll-like receptor 3? April 13, 2021Vascul Pharmacol. 2021 Apr 9:106861. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2021.106861. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe virus responsible for the coronavirus disease ofDocWire News
- High blood pressure warning: Nine foods to AVOID or risk deadly hypertension symptoms April 13, 2021HIGH blood pressure risk could be increased by eating certain foods in your diet, including salty and sugary snacks. These are the nine foods that you should avoid, as they could be raising your chances of developing deadly hypertension symptoms.Express
- Hypertension – Shining The Spotlight On A Silent Killer April 13, 2021Only five out of ten people in Malaysia are aware of their hypertensive status.CodeBlue