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Left atrial appendage exclusion (LAAE) – can it reduce blood pressure in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if left atrial appendage exclusion (LAAE) reduced blood pressure (BP) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). They found that this procedure reduced BP in patients with AF. Some background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition where the heart has an abnormal rhythm. In order to pump blood...

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Beta-blockers in pregnancy – how safe are they?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk associated with beta-blocker use in pregnant women with hypertension. They found that beta-blocker use in the first trimester was not associated with an increase in birth defects. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is common in pregnancy. Some women may have a history of hypertension,...

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Hypertension and cardiovascular disease risk: what is the right anti-hypertensive strategy?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of cardiovascular events in patients taking medication for hypertension. They found that the rate of cardiovascular events was higher in patients that are taking recommended medication. Some background Managing hypertension (high blood pressure) is important to prevent complications. Stroke and heart...

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Does timing of labor induction in women with chronic hypertension affect the risk of cesarean delivery?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if labor induction decreases the risk of preeclampsia or cesarean delivery in women with high blood pressure (hypertension). They found that labor induction at 38 weeks may prevent the risk of complications during delivery in these women. Some background Hypertension can increase the risk of complications...

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Managing hypertension: recommendations from the experts

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed data on the management of hypertension and made recommendations. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that requires strict blood pressure (BP) control. Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, and death. Hypertension can be treated using medication or by...

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How effective is self-monitoring for blood pressure control in patients with hypertension?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if self-monitoring of blood pressure (BP) improves BP control in patients with hypertension. They found that self-monitoring results in improved BP levels and BP control at 12 months. Some background Regularly measuring blood pressure (BP) levels is important to manage hypertension (high blood pressure). To treat...

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Clinical Trials Today

Clinical Trials Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Nocturia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 4 comments

Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...

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Can alternative thiazide-type diuretics treat left ventricular hypertrophy?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if hydrochlorothiazide and alternative thiazide-type diuretics (CHIPs) can treat left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with hypertension. They found that CHIPs effectively treat LVH in patients with hypertension. Some background Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a condition caused by an enlarged heart...

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