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Combining losartan with amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide – which is more effective in managing central blood pressure?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of losartan (Cozaar) in combination with amlodipine (Norvasc) or hydrochlorothiazide (Aquazide) in lowering blood pressure. They found that both combinations were similarly effective in lowering central blood pressure (cBP).  Some background High blood...

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What is the optimal time for delivery in women with preterm pre-eclampsia?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if early planned delivery has better outcomes for the mother and the newborn in women with late preterm pre-eclampsia (PPE). They found that early planned delivery reduces maternal complications and mortality. Some background Pre-eclampsia is a condition that can arise during pregnancy. Preterm pre-eclampsia...

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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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