News tagged with hypertension

ATS issues top five 'Choosing Wisely' recommendations

(HealthDay)—The top five pulmonology-related issues that physicians and patients should question have been released by the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society (ATS) as part ...

Oct 29, 2013
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Opsumit approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension

(HealthDay)—Opsumit (macitentan) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a debilitating disease characterized by high blood pressure in the lung arteries.

Oct 23, 2013
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Adempas approved to treat pulmonary hypertension

(HealthDay)—Adempas (riociguat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat two types of pulmonary hypertension, characterized by high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.

Oct 09, 2013
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Study examines health of kidney donors

The short-term risks associated with kidney donation are relatively modest, but because many donors have additional medical conditions, it is important to evaluate their ongoing health. That's the conclusion of a study appearing ...

Sep 26, 2013
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New class of drug targets heart disease

(Edmonton) Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a synthetic peptide that could be the first in a new class of drugs to treat heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Sep 17, 2013
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Automated telephone calls improve blood pressure control

Patients who received automated telephone calls inviting them to get their blood pressure checked at a walk-in clinic were more likely to have controlled hypertension than patients who did not receive calls, according to ...

Sep 16, 2013
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