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By: Yvette C. Terrie, Consultant Pharmacist/ Medical Writer The impact of cardiovascular (CV) risk burden on cognitive trajectories and brain structure changes remains uncertain. Results from a study published in the May 26 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that…
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Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling more than 11,000 bottles of 20-mg lisinopril tablets after a customer reported finding 10-mg tablets in two sealed 20-mg tablet bottles. The recall was included in the April 29, 2020, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report.  The recall…
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 By Yvette C Terrie, BSPharm, consultant pharmacist According to a recent study published in JAMA Cardiology, researchers disclosed that mortality rates for COVID-19 patients jump substantially when they have underlying cardiovascular disease (CVD) and myocardial injury. The objective of the study…
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Although chlorthalidone is currently the preferred thiazide diuretic for hypertension, researchers sought to understand both the safety and effectiveness of chlorthalidone as well as hydrochlorothiazide as first-line therapies for hypertension in real-world practice. According to the findings,…
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Student pharmacists who offered atrial fibrillation (AF) screening at health fairs identified possible AF in 2.3% of people screened, all of whom were asymptomatic. Researchers published their findings online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.  “Patients with AF are at a 5-…
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Higher blood pressure (BP) variability modestly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), new research shows. The determination comes after the authors of a new study found that—among their study cohort—patients with the highest systolic and diastolic BP variability had a 7.6% higher risk of…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In contrast to current thinking, vascular changes such as increased blood pressure (BP) develop earlier and progress faster in women than in men, a longitudinal study suggests. "Our blood pressure trajectories data indicate that women really are…
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A pharmacy department-managed wellness program for employees and spouses at a two-hospital health system led to significant reductions in blood pressure and lipid levels, according to a study published recently in American Health & Drug Benefits.  “Innovative, pharmacist-managed programs are…
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Median blood pressure and glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) decreased in a homeless population in the months after pharmacist intervention, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.  “Homeless patients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes who had…
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Patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) who take statins may have a significantly lower risk of recurrent VTE, according to a new study. To assess the association between statin use and VTE recurrence, the researchers analyzed data on the 3027 patients with acute symptomatic VTE from the…
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