Legitimate need must be balanced against the risks, especially in older patients.
Yes. Obstructive sleep apnea is common and is associated with hypertension and resistant hypertension.
The Clinical Picture
Stress cardiomyopathy—broken heart syndrome—typically affects older women exposed to a stressful life event.
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are ubiquitous and affect multiple pathways. The precautionary principle should apply.
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The implicated drugs have important therapeutic roles, so their benefits must be weighted against the risks.
Corticosteroids, antibiotics, and bronchodilators are the cornerstones of prevention and treatment.
Medical Grand Rounds
Current guidelines do not set specific targets for LDL-C, but evidence supports the concept that lower is better.
Interpreting Key Trials
In treating hypertension, lower systolic pressure is better than higher—but with caveats.