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Do patients experience better outcomes during intensive blood pressure control?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if intensive blood pressure control affected self-reported patient outcomes. They found that patients undergoing intensive control reported similar levels of quality of life and treatment satisfaction as patients undergoing a standard control regimen. Some background Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is...

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Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines for healthy blood pressure.  By reducing the goals of healthy, normal blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg, the hope is to reduce heart attacks, strokes and death. These new goals are based on a significant number of research studies but especially the...

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Managing blood pressure: does intensive monitoring reduce risk of cardiac events?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if intensive or standard blood pressure control was more beneficial in preventing cardiac events and death.They found that patients who underwent intensive blood pressure control had a reduced risk of cardiac events and death. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition that requires...

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Does gastric bypass surgery reduce the risk of hospitalization with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if bariatric (gastric bypass) surgery reduces the risk of hospitalization in patients with pre-existing hypertension. They found that patients who underwent bariatric surgery had a reduced risk of short-term hospitalization for hypertensive disease. Some background Hypertension is a serious condition that...

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Is self-monitoring of blood pressure effective in managing hypertension?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if self-monitoring of blood pressure effectively manages hypertension. They found that self-monitoring lowered blood pressure when combined with co-interventions. Some background Blood pressure management is essential for treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Self-monitoring of blood pressure can be...

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Managing blood pressure variability with olmesartan

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if olmesartan (Benicar) reduced blood pressure variability over 24 hours. They found that combination therapy with olmesartan improved blood pressure levels and reduced blood pressure variability. Some background Managing hypertension (high blood pressure) involves using either medication or lifestyle...

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Aerobic versus isometric exercise: what are the benefits for management of hypertension?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated aerobic exercise versus isometric handgrip training for the management of hypertension (high blood pressure). They found that aerobic exercise alone was able to significantly reduce blood pressure levels in patients with hypertension. Some background Aerobic exercise is recommended by doctors to patients...

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