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Abstract | April 6, 2022

Pheochromocytoma: A Rare Etiology of Hypertension in the Pediatric Population

Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a neuroendocrine tumor that arises from the adrenal medulla. Most are sporadic but they can also be found in the context of a hereditary syndrome. The symptoms are usually associated with the release of catecholamines such as epinephrine and norepinephrine.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease7 Women’s & Children’s Health27

Abstract | April 5, 2022

“Healthy Heart” An initiative to change the face of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal

Non-communicable, progressive diseases are often underdiagnosed but have potentially disastrous consequences on quality of life and workforce productivity. Hypertension, in particular, has taken precedence in research studies in Nepal in an effort to understand its prevalence, impact, and control.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease7

SMJ Article | Original Article

Evaluation of an Electronic Health Record Alert to Improve Screening and Management of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Factors in a High-Risk Population

Objectives: Cardiovascular disease and stroke risk factor screening and management by primary care providers (PCPs) have a significant impact on their patients’ health. The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an electronic health record (EHR) cardiovascular disease and stroke risk alert in improving the ability of...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease15

SMJ Article | Original Article

CME Article: Peripartum Hypertensive Crisis Simulation and Education Initiative among Rural Emergency Departments

Objective: To determine whether the introduction of hypertensive bundles through simulation and education would result in the timely assessment and treatment of a simulated patient in a peripartum hypertensive crisis. Methods: This prospective observational pilot study evaluates the use of simulation and education on hypertension bundled care for peripartum patients...

Posted in: Obstetrics and Gynecology44 Hypertension2

Podcast | Practice of Medicine | October 25, 2021

Nephrology for the Non-Nephrologist: Hypertension

Hypertension is a leading cause of kidney disease and in part four of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broome, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Dr. Donald DiPette, who serves on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia to discuss the clinical implications of hypertension as a significant cardiovascular risk factor. They will also review the clinical care implications of the recent hypertension management and treatment guidelines.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease2 Nephrology and Urology6 Hypertension2

SMJ Article | Original Article

CME Article: Value of Troponin in Predicting Hospital Mortality of Older Adult Patients without Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes

Objectives: Some authors have recommended troponin measurement to stratify patient mortality risk, but it is unclear whether troponin values add to age and routine admission laboratory tests in the prediction of in-hospital mortality of older adult patients without suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of our study was to...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease15

SMJ Article | Original Article

Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 Pneumonia Who Developed Bradycardia

Objective: To assess the clinical characteristics and clinical outcomes of bradycardic patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia. Methods: The electronic medical records of 221 consecutive patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia between June and September 2020 were retrospectively reviewed. Patient characteristics, electrocardiographic data, and clinical and laboratory information were retrospectively...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease15 Infectious Disease69

SMJ Article | Original Article

CME Article: Risk of Silent Myocardial Infarction in Prediabetic Patients: A Case-Control Study in a Veteran Population

Objectives: In the management of cardiovascular disease, it is important to identify patients at risk early on, to provide interventions to prevent the disease and its complications. The goal of our study was to investigate the association between glucose levels and silent myocardial infarction (SMI) among patients, who consisted of...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease15 Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism9

SMJ Article | Original Article

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Adolescents: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988–2016

Objectives: Lifestyle behaviors relevant to cardiovascular health are learned during childhood and continued into adulthood. Children and adolescents who participate in unhealthy behaviors have a higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Public health institutions publish behavior and clinical recommendations designed for adolescents to reduce their lifetime cardiovascular risk....

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease15

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1

Association of Hypertension and Hyperthyroidism in a Subspecialty Clinic and a National Database

The objective of this study was to examine the occurrence of high blood pressure in patients with hyperthyroidism. The authors present findings from a specialty clinic and a national sample which suggests that clinicians should consider the possibility of untreated hyperthyroidism in patients with hypertension, even if they have minimal symptoms that may be attributed to hyperthyroidism.

Posted in: Hypertension1

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