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Do blood pressure medications help to improve signs of brain small vessel disease?

Do blood pressure medications help to improve signs of brain small vessel disease?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of blood pressure (BP)-lowering medications on cerebral small vessel disease (CVSD). It found that maintaining systolic blood pressure (SBP; BP when the heart beats) between 110-129 mmHg reduced the progression of white matter hyperdensities, one of the signs of CVSD on brain scans. Some background...

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Do more calories consumed relate to a higher salt intake in people with high blood pressure?

Do more calories consumed relate to a higher salt intake in people with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the association between the number of calories a person eats and the amount of salt consumed in people with high blood pressure. They found that people with increased weight and high blood pressure had a higher level of salt consumption. Some background High salt consumption is known to be linked to...

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Can blood pressure lowering medications reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events?

Can blood pressure lowering medications reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of blood pressure (BP)-lowering medications in patients with normal to high blood pressure and its effect in preventing major cardiovascular events (MACE). It found that lowering BP led to a reduction in the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death in all patients, regardless of their pre-treatment...

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Is renal denervation effective for patients with hypertension resistant to a triple pill therapy?

Is renal denervation effective for patients with hypertension resistant to a triple pill therapy?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of renal denervation in patients with true resistant hypertension. It found that this procedure reduced blood pressure compared to medicine alone. Some background High blood pressure (BP) which is not controlled on three blood pressure-lowering medications including a diuretic (water pill) is...

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Does consistently controlling blood pressure impact the risk of heart attack or stroke?

Does consistently controlling blood pressure impact the risk of heart attack or stroke?

Posted by on May 16, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the association between the time patients stayed within their target blood pressure range and the occurrence of major cardiovascular events (MACE) such as heart attack, stroke, or death. They found that patients whose blood pressure stayed longer at the target level were less likely to have MACE. Some...

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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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