Aortic stiffness associated with high blood pressure By Piriya Mahendra.

Aortic stiffness associated with high blood pressure By Piriya Mahendra, medwireNews Reporter Higher aortic stiffness is associated with an increased risk for hypertension, a study in JAMA suggests. However, initial blood pressure had not been independently associated with risk for progressive aortic stiffening, suggesting that vascular stiffness could be a precursor to, than the consequence of hypertension rather, state Gary Mitchell and colleagues.Hunter, MD, PhD, of the Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical College, comments, This tragic tale of an urgent manifestation of mental disease acts as a reminder to doctors in all specialties to stay vigilant for child abuse whenever a patient fails to improve despite what appears to be appropriate therapy. The test will be designed to provide 45-minute identification of Flu A infection, with particular presumptive identification of seasonal H1, seasonal H3, and H1N1 novel strain types.