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Comparing aldosterone antagonists and renin-guided therapy for resistant hypertension

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of aldosterone antagonists and renin-guided therapy in patients with resistant hypertension. The authors concluded that both aldosterone agonists and renin-guided therapy are effective at lowering blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension.  Some background Patients with...

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Renal denervation reduces blood pressure in patients with moderate resistant hypertension

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of renal denervation on blood pressure in patients with moderate resistant hypertension. The authors concluded that renal denervation can significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with moderate resistant hypertension. Some background Patients with hypertension have a higher resting blood pressure...

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Comparing high blood pressure treatment options for patients with diabetes

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of different treatments for high blood pressure (hypertension) in patients with diabetes. The authors concluded that patients with type 2 diabetes benefited from hypertensive treatment if they had high systolic blood pressure (above 140 mm Hg). No significant differences were observed between different...

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Examining treatment options to reduce blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment and supplemental oxygen on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The authors concluded that treatment with CPAP but not supplemental oxygen was associated with a significant reduction in blood pressure.  Some background...

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Baroreflex activation therapy for resistant hypertension

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness and safety of different baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) devices for resistant hypertension. The authors concluded that BAT devices are effective at reducing blood pressure and maintaining this reduction in patients with resistant hypertension. Some background Patients with hypertension have...

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Does hypertension during pregnancy increase the future risk of heart disease and stroke?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the link between hypertension during pregnancy and heart disease and strokes in later life. The authors concluded that hypertension during pregnancy can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke in middle age. Some background Patients with hypertension have a higher resting blood pressure than the body needs....

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Can variations in blood pressure lead to a decline in cognitive functions?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of variation in blood pressure on cognitive functions (such as memory, attention, calculation, and language) in older patients. The authors concluded that a higher variability in blood pressure was associated with impaired cognitive functions. Some background Cognitive impairment is more common later...

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Is there a benefit of milk protein supplements in early-stage hypertension?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of the milk proteins, whey and calcium, on blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors (affecting the heart and blood vessels) in patients with hypertension. The authors concluded that taking milk protein supplements reduced blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease in pre-hypertensive and...

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