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Acetaminophen Can Increase Blood Pressure
Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
This study demonstrates for the first time that acetaminophen induces a significant increase in ambulatory blood pressure in patients with coronary artery disease.

Blood Pressure Pills More Effective When Taken at Night
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
New research shows that timing blood pressure medication with a patient's body clock makes it more effective and offers greater protection against the occurrence of heart attacks and strokes. The findings could change the hypertension treatment for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Office Blood Pressure Readings Result in Incorrect Diagnoses & Treatment Changes 81% of the Time
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010
Blood pressure readings taken in clinical settings may lead to inaccurate diagnoses as much as 81% of the time, according to research presented at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2010 Scientific Assembly.

Reducing the Risk of CVD in Patients with Periodontitis
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
More evidence for dentists being part of the diabetes team: cardiologists and other physicians who manage patients with CVD should collaborate with dentists to moderate cardiovascular risk in patients who also suffer from periodontitis.

A1c Test for Diagnosis Not Perfect: Study
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The limited sensitivity of the A1C test may result in missed or delayed diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, whereas the use of current OGTT criteria will fail to identify a high proportion of individuals with A1C >6.5%. Further studies and discussion are needed before revising guidelines for Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

Frequent Doctor Visits Can Lower Blood Pressure More Quickly For Diabetes Patients
Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010
Frequent doctor visits helped diabetes patients lower their high blood pressure to normal quicker, according to a large study.

Insulin Protects Against Artery Damage
Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Long suspected of worsening artery damage in patients with diabetes, insulin instead protects blood vessels, a new study by Joslin Diabetes Center scientists indicates.

Half of US Adults Have Diabetes, Hypertension, or Hypercholesterolemia
Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010
Nearly half of all adults in the US have one chronic condition associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

IOM Recommends FDA Set New Standards for Salt in Foods
Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
As widely expected, the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) is advising the FDA that it should set stricter federal standards for the amount of salt that food manufacturers, restaurants, and food-service companies can add to their products.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Not Supported in Patients with Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010
Current blood pressure (BP) guidelines for individuals with diabetes (systolic BP [SBP] <130 mm Hg) based on the notion that lower is better were not supported by results of the International Verapamil SR-Trandolapril (INVEST) study.

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