There could be a new first-line treatment for hypertension in patients needing diuretic therapy, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress conference in London, UK.
The benefits of naps for young children have been well established and utilized for many years. A recent study looked at whether taking a nap in the middle of the day could help hypertensive adults better manage their condition.
Statins are very effective and well tolerated in most people, but PCSK9 inhibitors may offer a new option for patients who either cannot tolerate statin therapy or who need more aggressive LDL lowering. The panelists also discuss what the ODYSSEY Alternative trial revealed about PCSK9 inhibition in patients with statin intolerance.
With the experts pushing to start statin therapy earlier and earlier, is there ever a point at which initiating treatment becomes too late in life to see a benefit? Listen to the panelists debate when to treat.
If you were told that walking for 30 minutes 5 or 6 times a week and losing 7% of your body weight could reduce your risk of developing diabetes by two thirds, would you do it? In this segment, the panelists discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle, how lifestyle modifications can impact cardiovascular risk, and the ways in which diabetes relates to statin therapy.