Beta-blockers Plus: A Fixed-dose Combination QuizAre fixed-dose antihypertensives here to stay? How does the newest combination work? Try this spot-check quiz. ACEIs and ARBS: Should everybody with hypertension take them?This short quiz on evidence for clinical use of ACEIs and ARBs in a variety of patients will make you think twice. Hypertension Complicated by Heart DiseaseWhat is the optimal treatment for hypertension when the patient also has Afib, CAD, or heart failure? Can Hypertension be Treated Safely in Chronic Kidney Disease?Quiz: The use of ACEIs and ARBs to treat hypertension in moderate-to-severe kidney disease is a murky area of medicine. Test what you know, here. SPRINT: The Good, the Controversial, and the Balance September 12, 2016By Gregory W. Rutecki MDOne nephrologist's thoughts on where in the annals of hypertension trials the SPRINT results may settle. Aerobic Capacity at Middle Age Predicts Mortality in Swedish Men August 21, 2016By Bobby Lazzara MDDr Bobby Lazzara reviews a first-of-its-kind study that found aerobic capacity second only to smoking as a predictor of death. Managing Hypertension in CKD, Diabetes, and Heart Disease: It takes a Village
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SPRINT: What Now? July 26, 2016By Bobby Lazzara MDHow many US adults are considered eligible for SPB equal to/less than 120 mm Hg? What about those who aren't? Hypomagnesemia in an 89-year-old WomanThe most common cause of hypomagnesemia is a diuretic; it may be present even when potassium level is normal. Chest Pain, Palpitations, Seizure in an Elderly WomanPatient has a history of hypertension; symptoms present x1 day; what's your read of the ECG?