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USPSTF Recommends Screening for Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Screening with blood pressure measurements has substantial net benefits and is recommended throughout pregnancy

High-Intensity Statins Underused With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Authors say findings show gaps between practice and guideline-based care

Ventilatory Burden Can Assess Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Ventilatory burden can also predict all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality

Parent-Support Early Childhood Obesity Intervention Beneficial

No between-group difference seen in BMI-standard deviation score, but significant difference seen in reduction of BMI-SDS ≥0.5

Memories Reported by Some Patients Undergoing CPR for Cardiac Arrest

Normal EEG activity consistent with consciousness emerged as long as 35 to 60 minutes into CPR despite marked cerebral ischemia

E-Cigarettes, Cytisine, Varenicline Most Effective to Help Stop Smoking

Combination of a patch and fast-acting nicotine replacement therapy also effective

HRQoL Consistently High for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Long-term health-related quality of life consistently high up to 20 years after the event

Lorundrostat Effective for Lowering BP in Uncontrolled Hypertension

Changes in office systolic BP of −14.1, −13.2, −6.9, and −4.1 mm Hg seen with 100, 50, 12.5 mg once daily of lorundrostat and placebo

Exercise Stress Tests Can Also Predict Noncardiovascular Deaths

Low functional aerobic capacity, abnormal heart rate recovery, and low chronotropic index tied to noncardiovascular death

Hypertension, Statin Use Increased for Individuals Using TAF for PrEP

Incident hypertension, statin use higher with tenofovir alafenamide fumarate compared with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate