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A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Stroke, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

March is National Kidney Month. People don’t think about their kidneys until something goes wrong with them. Several Medivizor blog posts have described the structures in the kidney, the connection between kidneys and blood pressure, and  kidney stones and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Chronic Kidney Disease is another kidney problem but it is...

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Is renal artery denervation surgery a good option for patients with resistant hypertension?

Is renal artery denervation surgery a good option for patients with resistant hypertension?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of renal denervation surgery (RDS) in patients with resistant hypertension. They found that after 12 months RDS led to a significant drop in blood pressure in these patients. Some background Resistant hypertension is high blood pressure that is not controlled despite using at least 3 different blood pressure...

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Which blood pressure medication is best for patients with high blood pressure but no heart disease?

Which blood pressure medication is best for patients with high blood pressure but no heart disease?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) as the first type of medications for hypertension (high blood pressure; BP). They found that patients treated with ARBs were less likely to suffer from heart attacks, stroke, or death than patients treated with CCBs. Some background...

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Evaluating barberry supplements for hypertension

Evaluating barberry supplements for hypertension

Posted by on Jan 17, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This clinical trial looked at the effect of barberry on patients with high blood pressure. It found that barberry increased arteries’ flexibility and reduced inflammation. Some background As the heart pumps blood, the arteries expand and contract to accommodate the changing volume of blood and maintain a steady blood pressure. When...

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Lifestyle counseling improves heart health

Lifestyle counseling improves heart health

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review offers recommendations for adults with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other risks for heart attack or stroke.  Some background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) puts people at risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Risk factors for CVD include high blood pressure, being overweight, and unhealthy blood...

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Renin inhibitors versus angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors: what is the effect on reducing blood pressure?

Renin inhibitors versus angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors: what is the effect on reducing blood pressure?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated renin inhibitors (RI) and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) in hypertension. They found that RI may reduce blood pressure (BP) more than ACEI, but mortality and heart attack risk was similar for both drug types. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition....

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Can allisartan isoproxil improve blood vessel function in patients with high blood pressure?

Can allisartan isoproxil improve blood vessel function in patients with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effects of allisartan isoproxil (Xin Li Tan) on blood vessel function in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). They found that this medication improves blood vessel function in these patients. Some background Allisartan isoproxil (Alli) is a medication used to lower blood pressure (BP)....

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Comparison of benidipine and amlodipine in the management of patients with high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease

Comparison of benidipine and amlodipine in the management of patients with high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease

Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two treatments for lowering blood pressure (BP) in patients with high BP and chronic kidney disease (CKD). They found that there was no difference in the BP-lowering effect between the two drugs. Some background The kidneys are responsible for filtering water out of the blood and producing urine. The...

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