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Hypertension self-management program linked to lower BP at 12 months

August 26, 2014

A self-monitoring, self-titration program for high-risk patients with hypertension was associated with reduced BP at 12 months.

For the TASMIN-SR trial, Richard J. McManus, FRCGP, and colleagues studied 552 patients aged 35 years and older with baseline systolic BP ≥130 mm Hg/diastolic BP ≥80 mm Hg who had a history of stroke, CHD, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.

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High on-aspirin treatment platelet reactivity increased death, stent thrombosis

August 26, 2014
One year after PCI, patients who had high on-aspirin treatment platelet reactivity measured before the procedure were at increased risk for death and stent thrombosis…

Nutrition education lacking in medical training

August 26, 2014
A group of physicians are questioning how well doctors can provide nutrition information and counseling to patients, particularly those with CVD, obesity and diabetes…

Novartis’ BioCamp addresses issues of aging with students

August 26, 2014
More than 60 university students from 25 countries are scheduled to attend Novartis’ 11th annual Biotechnology Leadership Camp this week in Basel, Switzerland. The…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

2/1/2014
Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Dominic A. Sica, MD, on treatment for resistant hypertension

June 6, 2014
NEW YORK — In this video, Dominic A. Sica, MD, chairman of clinical pharmacology and hypertension at the…
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Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

7/23/2014
Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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