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Oral drugs to treat severe hypertension – are they safe and effective in pregnancy?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of oral antihypertensive drugs (OAHDs) in pregnancy.  They found that OAHDs reduced blood pressure (BP) in most women.  Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. It is also the most common disorder diagnosed in pregnancy. Hypertension...

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Can a high dairy diet help manage hypertension?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if dairy intake has an effect on blood pressure (BP) management.  They found that a high dairy diet (HDD) led to reduced BP.  Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. There are multiple ways to manage BP. Medication can be used to reduce BP. Lifestyle changes are...

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A triple fixed combination of atorvastatin, perindopril and amlodipine for the treatment of hypertension and high cholesterol

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of atorvastatin (Lipitor), perindopril (Coversyl) and amlodipine (Norvasc) to treat patients with hypertension and high cholesterol levels. They found that this combination was effective in reducing blood pressure (BP) and cholesterol...

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Is a fixed-dose combination of candesartan and rosuvastatin effective at managing hypertension and high cholesterol?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a combination of candesartan (Atacand) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) is effective in treating hypertension and high blood cholesterol.  They found that this combination was effective in these patients.  Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is common...

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How does blood pressure affect cardiovascular outcomes?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if blood pressure (BP) levels are associated with cardiovascular events (CVEs). They found that elevated systolic BP and diastolic BP increased the risk of CVEs. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Systolic BP (SBP) is the pressure in your heart when it contracts...

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Effect of alogliptin on blood pressure in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the effect of alogliptin (Nesina) on blood pressure (BP) in patients with hypertension (HTN; high blood pressure) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The authors concluded that alogliptin was associated with improved blood sugar control, BP and arterial stiffness in these patients. Some background HTN or high BP is...

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No Salt, Please

No Salt, Please

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 1 comment

A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine describes what is really happening with the US food supply. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM–now called the National Academy of Medicine) stated that, salt intake is actually a factor that is out of our personal control. This is because only 5% of sodium is coming from the...

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Can a rice bran supplement lower high blood pressure?

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of a processed rice bran (PRB) supplement in the management of patients with high blood pressure (BP). The authors concluded that daily consumption of a rice bran supplement with PRB can improve mildly high BP.   Some background Hypertension is a condition where the BP...

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