The inflammatory basis of pulmonary arterial hypertension
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The inflammatory basis of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a relatively rare but serious condition – in fact, 60 percent of patients don’t live more than 5 years after diagnosis. Most treatment of the disease involves dilating the arteries to lower pressure. But increasingly, research suggests inflammation may be behind the condition – and newer therapies are on the horizon. […]

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“Anesthetic Considerations in Pulmonary Hypertension” by Stephanie Grant for OPENPediatrics
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“Anesthetic Considerations in Pulmonary Hypertension” by Stephanie Grant for OPENPediatrics

Anesthetic Considerations in Pulmonary Hypertension, by Dr. Stephanie Grant. Hello. My name is Stephanie Grant and today I’m going to be talking to you about pulmonary hypertension. The goals of today’s talk are to talk about perioperative management of pulmonary hypertension, including during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative time. We will also talk about pulmonary […]

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Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension

“Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension ” The latest research pitted hibiscus against obesity, giving hibiscus to overweight individuals, and showed reduced body weight, but after 12 weeks on hibiscus they only lost like 3 pounds, and really only one and a half pounds over placebo— clearly no magic fix. The purported cholesterol-lowering property […]

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“Beet” High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure may be lowered by drinking beet juice daily. I’m Erin White and this is a dailyRx Minute. Beets are rich in nitrate, which in the body, converts to nitrite then becomes nitric oxide in the blood. Nitrite oxide is a gas that widens blood vessels and aids blood flow. A study has […]

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