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Mortality has declined overall, especially for AIDS-related causes and liver disease, but disparities persist.
High blood pressure affects about 58% of Black women in the United States.
HIV-positive people have risk factors, including chronic inflammation and comorbidities, that increase the likelihood of long-term symptoms.
Losing weight and reversing obesity might seem straightforward: Eat fewer calories than you burn. But that’s not as easy as it sounds.
The Association of Black Cardiologists will provide additional hypertension training to 50 clinicians in 2024.
This year’s most widely viewed stories focused on HIV cure and vaccine news, long-acting treatment and coexisting conditions.
More than half of U.S. Black adults have high blood pressure, a leading cause of death and cardiovascular disease.
Updated guidance is based on findings from the REPRIEVE trial, which showed pitavastatin reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 35%.
Findings highlight the importance of early monitoring and management of hypertension during and after pregnancy.
Experts encourage regular testing of cholesterol levels.
Some experts attribute the decline to increased access to defibrillators in schools and CPR education.
In limited studies to date, semaglutide and other weight-loss drugs appear to be safe and effective for people living with HIV.
NIH-funded research sheds light on link between COVID-19 and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Lack of access to care and difficult living conditions negatively impacted heart health, particularly in Black and Latino respondents.
NAFLD is associated with risk factors such as obesity and inflammatory biomarkers and with events including heart attacks and strokes.
High blood pressure, which disproportionately affects Black and Latino people, can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney damage.
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