You searched for hypertension - Page 3 of 255 - Clinical Advisor

Your search for hypertension returned 2546 results

Your search for hypertension returned 2546 results

Sort Results:

Relevant Recent
Nephrology Hypertension

Hypertension: Uncontrolled and Resistant Hypertension

Does this patient have resistant hypertension? Resistant hypertension is classified as persistent hypertension (blood pressure [BP] >140/90 mm Hg) despite adherence to maximal doses of three antihypertensive agents (one of which should be a diuretic). Strict adherence to antihypertensive medication is suboptimal. In one study, urine levels of antihypertensives were measured by mass spectrometry in…
Hospital Medicine


Hypertension I. Problem/Condition. Hypertension is defined as a systolic blood pressure greater than 140 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mm Hg, based on the average of two properly measured readings following initial screening. It is one of the most common medical conditions treated in the United States, with a prevalence of…
Hospital Medicine


OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has hypertension? What are the typical findings for this disease? Pediatric hypertension (HTN) affects up to 5% of all children. All children 3 years of age and older, and children with co-morbid conditions associated with HTN, should therefore have a blood pressure (BP)…

Pulmonary Hypertension

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has pulmonary hypertension? What are the typical findings for this disease? Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates and children. Since the introduction of new targeted therapies, survival has markedly improved. Nevertheless, there is still no cure…
Drug Update

Treatment for two types of hypertension

Adempas is indicated for persistent/recurrent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Hospital Medicine

Hypertensive Emergencies

I. Problem/Condition. Hypertensive crises encompass a spectrum of clinical situations that have in common severely elevated blood pressure (BP), usually higher than 180/110mmHg, together with progressive or impending target organ damage. Patients with hypertensive crises may present with a range of blood pressures, varied clinical symptoms, and the presence or absence of target organ involvement.…

Pulmonary Hypertension

Preliminary Diagnosis: Pulmonary Hypertension I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Chest X-ray, PA, and lateral. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing pulmonary hypertension. Advantages Cost-effective and quick. Can show the diameter of the right interlobar pulmonary artery, which is considered abnormal if it measures > 16 mm…
Gastroenterology Hepatology

Portal hypertension

How can I be sure that the patient has portal hypertension? Portal hypertension may be clinically silent or it may present with life-threatening gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bleeding. Signs and symptoms are varied and related to the underlying cause of the portal hypertension. – Systemic: thrombocytopenia, splenomegaly, caput medusae, hemorrhoids, spider angiomata, or palmar erythema…
Next post in Gastroenterology Hepatology