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E-Cigarettes, Cytisine, Varenicline Most Effective to Help Stop Smoking

Combination of a patch and fast-acting nicotine replacement therapy also effective

HRQoL Consistently High for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Long-term health-related quality of life consistently high up to 20 years after the event

Lorundrostat Effective for Lowering BP in Uncontrolled Hypertension

Changes in office systolic BP of −14.1, −13.2, −6.9, and −4.1 mm Hg seen with 100, 50, 12.5 mg once daily of lorundrostat and placebo

Exercise Stress Tests Can Also Predict Noncardiovascular Deaths

Low functional aerobic capacity, abnormal heart rate recovery, and low chronotropic index tied to noncardiovascular death

Hypertension, Statin Use Increased for Individuals Using TAF for PrEP

Incident hypertension, statin use higher with tenofovir alafenamide fumarate compared with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Risk for Dementia Reduced in Association With Antihypertensive Use

Individual patient data meta-analysis shows increased risk for dementia for those with untreated hypertension

Whites Have Greatest Magnitude of Association of Socioeconomic Status With LE8

Magnitude of positive association for four socioeconomic status categories with LE8 was greater for non-Hispanic Whites than minority groups

Seasonal Difference Observed in Systolic Blood Pressure

Seasonal variation of 1.4 mm Hg tied to nearly 5 percent variation in blood pressure control

Hypertension While Lying Down Tied to Worse Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

Findings seen regardless of whether hypertension persists in seated position

Cardiac Arrest Survival Lower at EMS Agencies Serving Minority Populations

Difference not explained by response times, rates of EMS termination of resuscitation, or rates of initiating CPR or automated external defibrillator