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Clopidogrel + Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA

May 17, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. However, combination is associated with increased risk of major hemorrhage within 90 days Read article

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AHA/ACA Present New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 14, 2017 New guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension to 130/80

AHA: Acetylcysteine, Sodium Bicarbonate Don’t Cut Renal Risk

November 13, 2017 No benefit among patients at high risk for renal complications scheduled to undergo angiography

AHA: Drinking Coffee May Cut Risk of Heart Failure, Stroke

November 13, 2017 Each additional cup consumed per week tied to a decrease in risk compared with no coffee intake

ACR: Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Affects Outcomes in SLE

November 06, 2017 And low vitamin D linked to later total organ, renal damage in systemic lupus erythematosus patients

ASN: Tolvaptan Slows eGFR Decline in Later-Stage ADPKD

November 06, 2017 Reduction in decline in eGFR for patients with later-stage autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

ASN: PPIs Associated With Increased Risk of Kidney Disease

November 06, 2017 Risk for both chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease higher with proton pump inhibitor use

ASN: Caffeine Associated With Reduced Mortality in CKD

November 03, 2017 Chronic kidney disease patients in highest quartile of caffeine consumption have lowest risk for mortality

ASN: Nonmedical Factors Impact Kidney Transplant Waits

November 03, 2017 African-Americans less likely to be wait-listed; higher income positively associated with wait-listing

Urinary [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] May Predict AKI After Heart Surgery

October 05, 2017 Elevated levels of the two proteins can predict risk of acute kidney injury

AHA: Multifaceted Intervention Improves BP Control

September 18, 2017 Increase in BP control from 65.6% to 74.8%, with significant increase in control in 12 of 16 practices

AHA: Target Organ Damage From HTN Also Seen in Teenagers

September 18, 2017 Sixteen percent of teenagers had left ventricular hypertrophy with SBP below the 95th percentile

AHA: Home BP Monitoring Down for Those Without Partners

September 18, 2017 Having, being aware of/treated for hypertension linked to increased frequency of home BP monitoring

ADA: Canagliflozin Tied to Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Events

June 13, 2017 Lower risk versus placebo for patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk

Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided

April 25, 2017 Dietary sodium intake inversely associated with systolic, diastolic blood pressure in long term

ACC: Sodium Intake Rising Among Patients With HTN

March 09, 2017 Average sodium intake more than double recommended daily limit for these patients