ESC TV 2015 – Congress by Topic – Hypertension

PATHWAY is a series of trials conducted by the British Hypertension Society investigating the treatment of hypertension, in PATHWAY-2 314 well-characterized resistant hypertensive patients were randomised to receive, in a sequential manner, either spironolactone, an alpha blocker a beta blocker or a placebo, every patient took every drug for 12 weeks We saw that the…

Hypertension: The risk factors for premature death

Hypertension is a common condition that presents with elevation in either systolic or diastolic blood pressure, and represents a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality. It is one of the major causes for premature death on a global basis and in many countries is the most common reason for physician visits. Treatment Thresholds Increased…

Meet Our Doc: Dunbar Ivy, MD, Heart Institute

I’m very dedicated to what I do. I’ve been involved for almost 25 years in taking care of children with congenital heart disease, and so it’s my lifelong passion to keep doing this. I think excellent care, the kind of care I would want my family to have would be the primary tenet. We provide…

Heart Failure

your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood containing the oxygen and nutrients your body needs the pumping sections of the heart are the right atrium right ventricle left atrium and left ventricle in your heart oxygen-poor blood flows from your body through large veins into your right atrium next your blood moves into…