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...Read More
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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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Is the use of medications that interfere with blood pressure control common in patients with hypertension?
In a nutshell This study investigated if the use of blood pressure (BP)-interfering medication is common in patients hypertension. The study concluded that patients with new or treatment-resistant hypertension commonly take BP-interfering medication including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Some background Managing BP is...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if self-management of hypertension is effective and feasible in postpartum women. They found that self-management improved blood pressure control and is a feasible treatment protocol for postpartum women with hypertension. Some background During pregnancy many women can experience hypertensive conditions (high...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated whether there is an increased risk of death in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. They found that patients with uncontrolled hypertension have an increased risk of mortality overall. Patients with controlled hypertension has a risk similar to those without hypertension. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of using ultrasound renal denervation to treat hypertension. They concluded that ultrasound renal denervation improved blood pressure control in patients with moderate hypertension. Some background The kidneys play an important role in blood pressure control. There are nerves located in the renal...Read More
Critical benefits may be had from eating a vegetarian diet for people living with type 2 diabetes, a recent meta-analysis of randomized control trials* indicates. Published in Clinical Nutrition, the meta-analysis of nine studies involved over 600 participants taking insulin, oral glucose lowering drugs, lipid-lowering medications or medications to...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if there is an association between hypertension and dementia in patients aged 50 years and older. They found that elevated systolic blood pressure at age 50 is associated with an increased risk of dementia. Some background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension (high blood pressure) have been linked to...Read More
By Professor Steven Kaplan, MD “I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, I feel like I need to GO!” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it. Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience,...Read More
Does self-monitoring or telemonitoring improve blood pressure management in patients with uncontrolled hypertension?
In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of telemonitoring and self-monitoring in the treatment and management of hypertension. They determined that self-monitoring with or without telemonitoring resulted in lower blood pressure compared to office monitoring. Some background Self-monitoring can be very useful to manage high blood pressure...Read More