There is a strong association between severe untreated obstructive sleep apnea and resistant elevated blood pressure, despite treatment with an aggressive antihypertensive medication regimen, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Boxed warnings are common on recent drug approvals, and many occur years after approval, according to a research letter published online Aug. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The urban food initiative seems to be a safe and ethical approach to addressing obesity and food insecurity, according to a viewpoint piece published online Aug. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics.
For patients with type 2 diabetes, fenofibrate is effective in women, improving their lipoprotein profile more than in men, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Diabetologia.
From 1999 through 2011 there were considerable declines in hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease and stroke, outpacing those of other conditions, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Circulation.
New research finds that people with atrial fibrillation (AF) who undergo radiofrequency ablation and maintain sinus rhythm are less likely than those who opt against the procedure to die of heart attack or heart failure.
In patients with atrial fibrillation taking Warfarin, use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medications is associated with an increased risk of major hemorrhage, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.