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Hypertension-related death rate rising in the US

March 28, 2015

Death due to hypertension-related causes increased between 2000 and 2013, following a similar increase observed between 1980 and 1998, according to a data brief issued by the CDC.

The report incorporated data collected from cause-of-death files from the National Vital Statistics System on hypertension-related deaths between 2000 and 2013 among patients aged 45 years or older. A death was considered related to hypertension if the death certificate made any mention of hypertension.

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SAN DIEGO — In this video, C. Michael Gibson, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, outlines results from the EMBRACE-STEMI trial…
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Autologous cell therapy continues to show benefit in patients with LV dysfunction after STEMI

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New CVD risk score can be adjusted for use in any country

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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

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VIDEO: PEGASUS-TIMI 54 suggests benefit of long-term DAPT

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SAN DIEGO — In this video, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Editor of Cardiology Today's Intervention…
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Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

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