This past November, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association redefined the way clinicians and the public should think about 'high' blood pressure.
New guidelines for managing hypertension are expected this year. Meanwhile, in light of the SPRINT study and years of debate about blood pressure targets for older adults, many physicians face questions over how aggressively they should push for lower blood pressure numbers.
When two good ideas cross paths by chance, sometimes something wonderful happens. When Farrell Mendelsohn MD, an interventional cardiologist with Cardiology PC at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, was at a medical conference in Las Vegas, he happened to meet Raymond Cohen, who is CEO of Minnow Medical, a small biotech company that had developed a balloon catheter device designed for leg procedures.
The science, basic understanding, and treatment protocols of cardiovascular disease and stroke have come light years in a matter of decades. Yet, heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in America and stroke, a leading cause of disability...
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