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Light physical activity is associated with lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of various levels of activity on blood pressure in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). They found that light physical activity was associated with reduced blood pressure in patients with hypertension.  Some background Physical activity is an important component of a healthy...

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Does mild elevation in blood pressure increase the risk of cardiovascular disease?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is an increased risk of cardiovascular (heart and circulatory system) disease in patients with prehypertension (mild blood pressure elevation). They found that prehypertension was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Some background Prehypertension is a term...

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Does sleep duration contribute to mortality rates in patients with hypertension?

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the association between sleep duration and mortality rates in hypertensive patients. The authors concluded that shorter sleep duration is associated with higher rates of mortality in patients with hypertension. Some background Patients with hypertension have a higher resting blood pressure than the body needs....

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Can increasing protein intake reduce the risk of mortality in patients with hypertension?

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the link between different levels of protein in the diet and mortality rates in patients with hypertension. The authors concluded that high levels of protein in the diet are associated with a reduced risk of mortality in patients with hypertension.  Some background The risk of developing cardiovascular...

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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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