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Air Pollution
Air Pollution
06/12/2022
In this commentary, Michael Bloch, MD, writes about the cardiovascular risk of exposure to ambient air pollution and how clinicians can play a role in mitigating exposure to reduce blood pressure and...
06/12/2022
diabetes risk
Diabetes blood sugar
diabetes risk
06/01/2022
Researchers compared the effectiveness of using arterial stiffness vs hypertension in predicting the risk of type 2 diabetes.
06/01/2022
Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine
04/11/2022
In this commentary, Michael J Bloch, MD, writes about the use of acetaminophen for pain control in patients with hypertension and patients with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, including results...
04/11/2022

Interactive Features

Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
04/03/2022
Lowering blood pressure before starting pharmacological therapy is important for patients with hypertension. What target should these patients meet before initiating therapy?
04/03/2022
Hypertension
Hypertension
01/22/2022
In this “Test Your Knowledge” quiz series, Michael J. Bloch, MD, asks what is considered the most widely accepted definition of normal pulmonary arterial pressure.
01/22/2022
Hypertension
Hypertension
07/27/2021
In this “Test Your Knowledge” quiz series, Michael J. Bloch, MD, outlines a patient case of pulmonary arterial hypertension and asks you to classify the patient based on World Health Organization...
07/27/2021
Hypertension
Hypertension
07/12/2021
In this “Test Your Knowledge” quiz series, Michael J. Bloch, MD, asks which test makes the most definitive diagnosis of PAH.
07/12/2021
Medication Prescribing
Medication Prescribing
06/18/2021
In part 5 of our “Test Your Knowledge” series, Michael Bloch, MD, asks you to review the patient vignette and choose the best course of action in terms of pharmacological therapy.
06/18/2021

Clinical Insights

Air Pollution
Air Pollution
06/12/2022
In this commentary, Michael Bloch, MD, writes about the cardiovascular risk of exposure to ambient air pollution and how clinicians can play a role in mitigating exposure to reduce blood pressure and...
06/12/2022
Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine
04/11/2022
In this commentary, Michael J Bloch, MD, writes about the use of acetaminophen for pain control in patients with hypertension and patients with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, including results...
04/11/2022
Hypertension
Hypertension
03/06/2022
Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH, answers our questions about her new study, which compared the incidence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose among participants from the SPRINT Randomized Trial.
03/06/2022
Hypertension
Hypertension
10/05/2021
In this article, Michael J. Bloch, MD, writes about studies over the past 30 years that prove lower achieved blood pressure, including modest reductions in blood pressure, translates to lower cardiovascular...
10/05/2021
Treatment
Treatment
09/24/2021
In this Editorial, Editorial Board Member Michael J. Bloch, MD, reflects on a 1985 article from Consultant’s archives about how to properly use the laboratory to monitor drug therapy among patients with...
09/24/2021