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Antihypertensive drugs in COVID-19: are there benefits associated with ARB/ACEi drugs?

Antihypertensive drugs in COVID-19: are there benefits associated with ARB/ACEi drugs?

Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if blood pressure drugs that target the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) affect COVID-19 outcomes.  They found that ACE drugs were not associated with worse outcomes in COVID-19.  Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Anti-hypertensive (AHT) drugs are one of...

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Does single pill administration improve clinical outcomes with treatment for hypertension and high cholesterol?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if a single-pill combination (SPC) improves clinical outcomes in patients with high blood pressure (BP) and high cholesterol levels. They found that SPC improved medication adherence and outcomes of these patients. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Hypertension...

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Does low-dose aspirin reduce preeclampsia risk?

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if low-dose aspirin (LDA) reduces the occurrence of preeclampsia (PE) in women at risk. They found that LDA reduced PE in these women.  Some background Preeclampsia (PE) is a complication of pregnancy. It is caused by high blood pressure (BP). If a woman has high BP they are at risk of developing...

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Renal denervation for the management of hypertension – can it reduce blood pressure in the absence of medication?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if catheter-based renal denervation (CB-RD) can be used to lower blood pressure (BP) in patients not taking any medication for lowering BP. They found that CB-RD reduces BP in patients not taking medications.  Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Managing BP levels...

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Managing high blood pressure in pregnancy – an analysis of antihypertensive drugs

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of anti-hypertensive (AHT) drugs in pregnancy.  They found that AHTs were generally safe in pregnancy. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is present in 3-5% of pregnancies. Uncontrolled BP can have negative effects on the mother and baby. Hypertension is...

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A salt substitute for hypertension – can it improve blood pressure management?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a salt substitute (SS) improves blood pressure (BP) control in patients with hypertension.   They found that the SS may reduce BP and medication use. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. It increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It also increases...

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Repairing the Heart: Overcoming Fraud in Stem Cell Research

Repairing the Heart: Overcoming Fraud in Stem Cell Research

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension | 2 comments

In 2018, Charles E. Murry, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Chair at The University of Washington’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, gave a TEDx talk in Seattle. During the talk, he told the story of Donna, an active 70-year-old mother and grandmother. One day, she had severe pain and...

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