For practices enrolled in the Guideline Advantage program that aims to reduce risks for chronic disease, there is considerable variation in hypertension and hyperlipidemia control and in tobacco screening.
People with hypertension have a taste for more salt in their food than do individuals with normotension.
Population-based study finds patients who use thiazide medications face a nearly fivefold increased risk of developing hyponatremia compared to patients who do not use these medications.
Lowering sodium levels to moderate (2,300 mg/day) seems to result in improved health outcomes, but the evidence is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of further lowering levels.
The mortality risk from emergency repair of acute aortic dissection is double when performed by lower-volume providers.