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Background: Studies have confirmed a lack of patient and physician adherence to the revised National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines. These guidelines state that lipid panels should be obtained while the patient is in the fasting state. However,...
Background: Elevated systolic blood pressure is a more important risk factor for cardiovascular and renal disease than elevated diastolic blood pressure. Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is the predominant form of hypertension in the elderly. Effects of angiotensin II on the vascular wall and...