Dr. Bouchard discusses ” Hypertension” with Dr. Suzanne Oparil, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology Director, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program. Section Chief of Vascular Biology and Hypertension. Hypertension is a pervasive problem and affects nearly 50% of the US population including over 90 million adults with uncontrolled hypertension and an […]
IN “REGARDS” TO THE STROKE BELT.
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. George Howard, Distinguished Professor in the department of Biostatistics, retired from the UAB School of Public Health.
Bedtime May Be the Best Time for Taking Antihypertensive Medication
In this article from November 18, 2019, Dr. Martin Juneau of the Montreal Heart Institute looks at a study into the effect of timing on antihypertensive medication. OVERVIEW 19,084 hypertensive patients were randomly assigned to take their antihypertensive medication in a single dose daily, either at bedtime or upon waking up. For six years, researchers […]
CTEPH: A Curable Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension with Drs. David McGiffin and Jason Guichard
Join Drs. Alain Bouchard, David McGiffin, and Jason Guichard as they discuss CTEPH — also known as chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (8) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension with Dr. Barry Rayburn
How does one treat pulmonary arterial hypertension? Following up on last week’s episode, What is Pulmonary Hypertension?, Drs. Alain Bouchard, Barry Rayburn, and Jason Guichard discuss the different treatment measures for this widespread issue. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Please comment below if you would like us to include a transcript of […]
Type 1 Pulmonary Hypertension with Dr. Barry Rayburn
In this week’s episode, Dr. Alain Bouchard, Dr. Jason Guichard, and Dr. Barry Rayburn discuss a substantial global health issue: Pulmonary Hypertension — specifically, Type 1 Pulmonary Hypertension (PAH). Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Please comment below if you would like us to include a transcript of this episode! 5/5 (8) […]
What is Pulmonary Hypertension?
Pulmonary hypertension is a substantial global health issue. All age groups are affected, with growing importance in its effect on the elderly. Present estimates suggest a prevalence of ~1% of the global population, which increases up to 10% in individuals 65 years or older. Delayed, incomplete, and inappropriate diagnoses of pulmonary hypertension are common and […]
What is Cardiomegaly?
The term cardiomegaly usually refers to an enlarged heart as seen on imaging tests, usually the chest X-ray. The heart is composed of four chambers, and an enlargement of any of the chambers can result in cardiomegaly. A patient with an irregular heartbeat, such as atrial fibrillation, can have a severe enlargement of the heart’s […]
COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease
Originally published April 9, 2020, on observatoireprevention.org OVERVIEW People with cardiovascular disease are more likely to develop the more severe forms of COVID-19, which significantly increases the mortality rate of this disease. In addition to being an important risk factor for COVID-19, cardiovascular disease can also be a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. Patients with […]
What Causes High Blood Pressure? – Explained By A Cardiologist
What Causes High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure may be caused by a number of factors that include environmental exposures, genetics, lifestyle factors, activity levels, medications both prescribed and non prescribed and a number of medical conditions. What Causes High Blood Pressure – Our Exposures When we think about what causes high blood pressure, a […]