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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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Weekly article mai 19, 2015

Coronary patients on statin therapy: LDL-C variability is a predictor of poor outcome

It is widely established that statins significantly reduce cardiovascular risk, in parallel to reducing LDL-C levels (low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol), especially in high risk patients, i.e. those with coronary artery disease. It Read more…

Weekly article mai 12, 2015

Statins stabilize coronary atheroma by promoting plaque calcification

It is known that statins can regress atherosclerosis and reduce cardiovascular events. The most recent American guidelines (J Am Coll Cardiol 2014; 63: 2889–934) recommend the use of high-intensity statin Read more…

Weekly article mai 5, 2015

More coronary heart disease in shorter people, but why?

There is a well established link between shorter adult height and higher risk of coronary heart disease and coronary risk factors, but the underlying mechanisms for this association are not Read more…

Slide narration avr 28, 2015

Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – how explosive is the cocktail?

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