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Expert Experience Interpreting Evidenced-Based Medicine.

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Heard at the Roundtable

  • “So JNC 8 might say that home BPs will be helpful in determining what the pressure is over time, but presently there is no trial evidence that knowing home blood pressures will decrease events.”
    ~ Marvin Moser, MD

  • "One of the more controversial issues in medicine has been that of hypertension in pregnant women. The guidelines have not changed much in the last 50 years, although some effort to update these guidelines has been made recently."

    Marvin Moser, MD

  • "That’s ... one way of using what appears to be an unsophisticated maneuver to gain fairly sophisticated insight into the volume status of the patients."
    ~ Douglas Schocken, MD

  • "HF [heart failure] is slightly more common in women—just over half of the HF population—and they certainly have more hypertension than we ever expected."

    W. Frank Peacock, MD

  • Some people also have been advocating echocardiograms, but I don’t think I’ll be out of line with this audience to say that including echocardiograms is a bit on the fringe of what we’re talking about, and really the argument centers more on using the ECG as a primary screening tool.
    -Ben Levine, MD