Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in young and middle-aged adults is on the rise. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that ISH puts these patients at higher relative risk for heart disease and mortality than their peers with normal blood pressure. That raises the question of whether these younger ISH patients should be getting drug therapy.
As a blizzard predicted to break snowfall records bears down upon the Northeast, hospitals and physicians are shifting into disaster-planning mode.
With the worst of the blizzard expected to hit coastal New England, Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency and instituted a travel ban that will take effect at midnight. , per Boston.com. Shriner’s Hospital in Boston canceled elective procedures and clinic visits.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency at noon Monday, closing state offices and urging motorists to stay off the roads. In a news conference this afternoon, he said the state’s emergency workers and transportation department can handle the storm.
Researchers have developed a safer method for testing d-dimer values in patients over the age of 50 years, according to research published in the journal CHEST.