In a nutshell This study looked at the use of renal denervation surgery (RDS) in patients with resistant hypertension. They found that after 12 months RDS led to a significant drop in blood pressure in these patients. Some background Resistant hypertension is high blood pressure that is not controlled despite using at least 3 different blood pressure...Read More
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In a nutshell This study compared calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) as the first type of medications for hypertension (high blood pressure; BP). They found that patients treated with ARBs were less likely to suffer from heart attacks, stroke, or death than patients treated with CCBs. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared the effect of esaxerenone (Minnebro) to eplerenone (Inspra) on night-time blood pressure (BP). It found that esaxerenone had a greater effect on night-time BP than eplerenone. Some background Normally, BP is 10-20% lower during the night compared to day-time BP. Night-time...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of a plant-based diet on blood pressure (BP). It found that plant-based diets resulted in lower BP. Two types of diet, the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, were most effective at lowering BP. Some background High BP is a common problem worldwide...Read More
In a nutshell This clinical trial looked at the effect of barberry on patients with high blood pressure. It found that barberry increased arteries’ flexibility and reduced inflammation. Some background As the heart pumps blood, the arteries expand and contract to accommodate the changing volume of blood and maintain a steady blood pressure. When...Read More
In a nutshell This review offers recommendations for adults with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other risks for heart attack or stroke. Some background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) puts people at risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Risk factors for CVD include high blood pressure, being overweight, and unhealthy blood...Read More
Renin inhibitors versus angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors: what is the effect on reducing blood pressure?
In a nutshell This study investigated renin inhibitors (RI) and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) in hypertension. They found that RI may reduce blood pressure (BP) more than ACEI, but mortality and heart attack risk was similar for both drug types. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition....Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the effects of allisartan isoproxil (Xin Li Tan) on blood vessel function in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). They found that this medication improves blood vessel function in these patients. Some background Allisartan isoproxil (Alli) is a medication used to lower blood pressure (BP)....Read More
Comparison of benidipine and amlodipine in the management of patients with high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease
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
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