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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390695/achieved-blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-high-risk-patients-results-from-ontarget-and-transcend-trials
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Michael Böhm, Helmut Schumacher, Koon K Teo, Eva M Lonn, Felix Mahfoud, Johannes F E Mann, Giuseppe Mancia, Josep Redon, Roland E Schmieder, Karen Sliwa, Michael A Weber, Bryan Williams, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Studies have challenged the appropriateness of accepted blood pressure targets. We hypothesised that different levels of low blood pressure are associated with benefit for some, but harm for other outcomes. METHODS: In this analysis, we assessed the previously reported outcome data from high-risk patients aged 55 years or older with a history of cardiovascular disease, 70% of whom had hypertension, from the ONTARGET and TRANSCEND trials investigating ramipril, telmisartan, and their combination, with a median follow-up of 56 months...
June 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24857326/dose-matters-optimisation-of-guideline-adherence-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-in-stable-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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G Poelzl, J Altenberger, R Pacher, C H Ebner, M Wieser, A Winter, F Fruhwald, C Dornaus, U Ehmsen, S Reiter, R Steinacher, M Huelsmann, V Eder, A Boehmer, L Pilgersdorfer, K Ablasser, D Keroe, H Groebner, J Auer, G Jakl, A Hallas, M Ess, H Ulmer
AIMS: Guidelines have been published for improving management of chronic heart failure (CHF). We examined the association between improved guideline adherence and risk for all-cause death in patients with stable systolic HF. METHODS: Data on ambulatory patients (2006-2010) with CHF and reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF) from the Austrian Heart Failure Registry (HIR Austria) were analysed. One-year clinical data and long-term follow-up data until all-cause death or data censoring were available for 1014 patients (age 65 [55-73], male 75%, NYHA class I 14%, NYHA II 56%, NYHA III/IV 30%)...
July 15, 2014: International Journal of Cardiology
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