After a night on call and then leaving home for my flight at 5:30 in the morning, I might have been less attentive than otherwise. But never the less, I thought I might mention some highlights:
Anabolic steroids causes heart disease (well known).
Early pressure intervention is probably bad after ischemic stroke (SCAST as reported last year).
Long-time endurance training is associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation (as we knew).
Inflammation in reumatologic disease increases the development of atherosclerosis.
Hypertension treatment in moderate aortic stenosis is probably not dangerous (needs more study).
IL-18 plasma concentration is affected by a SNP in the 3'-UTR, which is also associated with hypertension, but not with cardiovascular disease in the studied population (The physiologist finds this interesting, the physician not so much).
Antiviral treatment in HIV is associated with hypertension in those with more severe disease before the start of treatment.
Blueberry extracts (anthocyanins) have no effect on blood pressure (None).
Now my brain is full and I have to get to my hotel and get something to eat before I die from undernutrition and sleep deprivation.