In a nutshell This study compared two treatments for lowering blood pressure (BP) in patients with high BP and chronic kidney disease (CKD). They found that there was no difference in the BP-lowering effect between the two drugs. Some background The kidneys are responsible for filtering water out of the blood and producing urine. The...Read More
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In a nutshell This trial will investigate education interventions to improve blood pressure control (BPC) in uncontrolled hypertension. The main outcome will be medication adherence (MA). This study is recruiting in California, USA. The details Hypertension is a very common condition. Blood pressure control (BPC) is important in...Read More
Searching for patients with treatment-resistant high-blood pressure to trial an experimental treatment.
In a nutshell This trial is aiming to assess the effectiveness and safety of a new drug (CIN-107) in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension (rHTN). The main outcome that will be measured is the change in blood pressure over a time-frame of 12-weeks. This trial is being carried out in the United States. The details Resistant...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at how effectively spironolactone (Aldactone) lowers blood pressure (BP) in patients with resistant hypertension (RH). They found that spironolactone significantly lowers BP in some patients after three months. Some background High BP can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many types of...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if the time of day alters acetylsalicylic acid (ASA; Aspirin) effects on blood pressure (BP) in patients with hypertension (high BP). They found that evening ASA had a greater reduction in BP compared to morning ASA. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is very common....Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of different kinds of lifestyle changes in patients with high blood pressure (BP) in the beginning stages (prehypertension) and full-blown hypertension. They found that a life-long change in eating called Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has the most positive...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at blood pressure (BP) in patients taking high or low doses of vitamin D supplements. They found that vitamin D reduces BP in both doses and a high dose of vitamin D was more effective in reducing variations in BP. Some background High BP (hypertension) is associated with many health...Read More
In a nutshell This trial was carried out to examine the effectiveness of azilsartan medoxomil (Edarbi; AZM) on lowering blood pressure (BP) in a Chinese population. The trial found that AZM was similar to valsartan (Diovan) at a 40mg-dose and more effective at a 80mg-dose. Some background One class of drugs used to...Read More
Should physical exercise and antihypertensive drug therapy be used for the prevention of treatment of left hear enlargement?
In a nutshell This study was carried out to examine the use of anti-high blood pressure (HBP) drug therapy with physical exercise therapy to prevent and reverse left ventricle hypertrophy (LVH; the thickening of the left side of the heart) in patients with HBP. The authors found that anti-HBP drug therapy and physical exercise should be considered...Read More
Does thiazide use result in a decreased risk of heart failure in patients taking intensive blood pressure treatment?
In a nutshell This study examined whether thiazide use had a benefitted patients receiving intensive blood pressure (BP) treatment for high blood pressure (HBP) in terms of heart disease risk. The authors found that these patients had a decreased risk of having an adverse cardiovascular event. Some background Hypertension...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of a triple combination drug treatment of high blood pressure (BP) in one fixed-dose tablet. The authors concluded that one tablet containing a low-dose of 3 BP-lowering medications was more effective than usual care in controlling BP. Some background High blood pressure (BP) remains...Read More
In a nutshell The study aimed to assess whether eating a vegetarian diet led to a reduction in blood pressure (BP) when compared to eating an omnivorous diet. The study found that eating a vegetarian diet led to a significant decrease in BP when compared to eating an omnivorous diet. Some background Hypertension is another word for high BP....Read More