Category Archives: Hypertension

Potassium and Blood Pressure

Ask anyone that knows me can tell you I love potassium. Its physiology, treatment of its disturbances, and its magical effects. I’ve also used it myself in my armamentarium to treat my own hypertension. When I tell people I sprinkle

Big Dippers – Noctural Dipping and CV

There exist a normal physiologic variation in blood pressure and the wake-sleep cycle. There should be a normal decrease of approximately 20% in BP during sleep due to a decrease in sympathetic activity. Conversely there is an increase in BP just before

Aldosterone Escape vs Aldosterone Breakthrough

I recently came across the concept of aldosterone breakthrough in my readings and confused it with aldosterone escape, so I though it would be a good topic to clear up really quickly. Aldosterone Escape This concept explains why we don’t

JNC8 is Finally Here

After much adieu, JNC8 has finally been released and here are some of the new reccommendations: In patients 60 years or over, start treatment in blood pressures >150 mm Hg systolic or >90 mm Hg diastolic and treat to under

Board Review 7/26/13

Here is the latest board review from last Friday. Most of the questions of from NephSAP, with only 2-3 created by me. The plan is to post Nephrology Board-like questions to help prepare fellows for the in-service exam and national



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