• Interpretation of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring results

    2 days ago - By The Journal of Pediatrics

    Hypertension is an important risk factor for development of cardiovascular disease. However, it can be difficult to diagnose hypertension because blood pressure changes frequently over time and may be elevated in response to being in a clinical care setting. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is one method for evaluating blood pressure over the course of the day and night. One difficulty with ABPM is knowing the best approach to interpretation of the blood pressure data.
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  • Children exposed to air pollution may be at higher risk of disease in adulthood

    2 days ago - By News Medical

    Children exposed to air pollution, such as wildfire smoke and car exhaust, for as little as one day may be doomed to higher rates of heart disease and other ailments in adulthood, according to a new Stanford-led study.
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