Hypertension

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  • Doctors Have Cost Concerns About Genetic Tests for Disease Risk While many primary care providers believe genetic tests to assess risk for common chronic diseases might prove useful in treating patients, a recent study also suggests they're worried that steep out-of-pocket costs may limit who can be tested.
  • Testosterone May Be Key to CVD Risk in Women A new analysis shows that higher testosterone levels and a higher ratio of testosterone to estradiol in postmenopausal women are associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Future CVD Events New data from the MESA cohort show an association between erectile dysfunction and future cardiovascular events.
  • New Euro HTN Guidelines Boost Initial Meds, Keep 'High-Normal' BP The 2018 European guidelines don't brand the 130- to 139-mm Hg systolic BP range as 'hypertension,' as do recent US guidelines, but stress a two-agent, single-pill approach in patients starting drug therapy.

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