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Weekly article sept 30, 2015

Painless myocardial infarction: at very high risk

A very interesting study on painless ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) was presented by a multidisciplinary team composed of emergency doctors from Singapore General Hospital and physicians from the epidemiology and Read more…

Slide narration sept 22, 2015

Older patients are at high risk of stroke

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Weekly article sept 16, 2015

Should butter intake be reduced to a minimum in case of hypercholesterolemia?

Butter is especially rich in saturated fats, particularly palmitic and myristic acids which are known for their hypercholesterolemic effects. This is the main reason behind the recommendation to limit butter Read more…

Weekly article sept 8, 2015

Coronary calcium scan for every hypertensive patient?

Much has been written about the coronary calcium score (CCS) since its introduction into routine medical practice. The CCS gives an idea of the extent of calcified atheromatous plaque within Read more…

Weekly article juin 30, 2015

One year later, still no proof of efficacy of renal denervation for resistant HT

Renal sympathetic denervation has been proposed as a treatment for resistant hypertension (HT) (defined as systolic blood pressure [SBP] ≥ 160 mmHg despite concomitant use of at least three antihypertensive drugs, one of Read more…

Slide narration juin 23, 2015

Ambulatory blood pressure as a predictor of cardiovascular risk: What’s new?

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Weekly article juin 16, 2015

Read the future in a handshake?

All practitioners intuitively draw a link between the physical strength of their patients and their state of health. This feeling is supported by a number of observational epidemiological studies demonstrating Read more…

Weekly article juin 9, 2015

Traumatic experiences in childhood could lead to increased blood pressure in adulthood

The autonomic nervous system, particularly the sympathetic branch, plays a pivotal role in regulating blood pressure (BP). Stress induces bursts of adrenaline, the fight or flight response. But from there Read more…

Weekly article juin 2, 2015

3-year mortality after stroke: the Brazilian experience

Considering that stroke is the second most common cause of death worldwide, it is interesting to compare stroke data from different countries since this may help to improve patient care Read more…

Slide narration mai 26, 2015

The need for a triple-drug fixed-dose combination in hypertension

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