Dr Vivek Baliga – The Strong Heart Study

Dr Vivek Baliga discusses the latest STRONG heart study in brief. Objective: To evaluate effect of combined high triglycerides (TG) and Low HDL-C on CV risk in American Indians, who have a high prevalence of obesity and diabetes, Methods: 3,216 participants¬† who were free of cardiovascular disease at baseline in a community-based, prospective cohort of […]

Dr Vivek Baliga – The role of inflammation in pathogenesis of hypertension

Article by Dr Vivek Baliga This is a nine-year repeated measures data analysis prospective cohort study that was presented at the American Heart Association scientific sessions 2016. The underlying hypothesis for the study was that inflammation affects the development of hypertension through changes in the blood vessel or in renal pathophysiology. The study was a […]

Dr Vivek Baliga – What is the optimum blood pressure target in patients with acute myocardial infarction

Article by Dr Vivek Baliga Recently, a paper was presented at the American Heart Association scientific Sessions in New Orleans that discussed optimal blood pressure target in patients in acute myocardial infarction. The aim of the study was to analyse what the optimal systolic and diastolic BP targets must be in patients who suffer from […]