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Evaluating the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors effects on mortality and disease severity in patients with COVID-19

Evaluating the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors effects on mortality and disease severity in patients with COVID-19

Posted by on Sep 18, 2022 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review analyzed the effect of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors including angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on patient prognosis for COVID-19. The data suggested that there is no association between the use of ACEIs/ARBs and the risk of mortality and...

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Evaluating the benefits of a more versus a less intensive blood pressure lowering treatment strategy in patients with hypertension.

Evaluating the benefits of a more versus a less intensive blood pressure lowering treatment strategy in patients with hypertension.

Posted by on May 31, 2022 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the benefits of a more versus a less intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering treatment strategy in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). The data showed that a more intensive BP lowering treatment strategy significantly reduced the risks of stroke, heart failure, heart attacks, and cardiovascular death...

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Is there a long-term effect of weight loss surgery on major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes and hypertension?

Is there a long-term effect of weight loss surgery on major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes and hypertension?

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term relationship between bariatric surgery (BS; weight loss surgery) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with obesity, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure; BP). The study showed that a sustained decrease in MACE occurrence was associated with BS in these patients. Some...

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Evaluating the effects of using regular acetaminophen on blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

Evaluating the effects of using regular acetaminophen on blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects of using regular acetaminophen (Paracetamol) on blood pressure (BP) in patients with hypertension (high BP). The data showed that regular daily acetaminophen use increased BP in these patients and increased the risk of cardiovascular disease when compared with placebo. Some background Hypertension or high...

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Do combination therapies given in fixed-doses polypills with aspirin reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events?

Do combination therapies given in fixed-doses polypills with aspirin reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2022 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether a combination pill given in fixed doses with or without aspirin can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events in patients without a previous history of cardiovascular disease. The data showed that a fixed-dose combination treatment strategy with aspirin significantly reduced the risks of...

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Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a four-in-one blood pressure pill early-on in patients with hypertension.

Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a four-in-one blood pressure pill early-on in patients with hypertension.

Posted by on Dec 19, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether a single blood pressure (BP) pill containing 4 drugs (quadpill) at quarter doses is more effective than the standard dose of a single drug as initial treatment in patients with hypertension. The data showed that a quadpill was safe and more effective in getting BP under control than the standard...

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Lifestyle changes for patients with high blood pressure resistant to medications

Lifestyle changes for patients with high blood pressure resistant to medications

Posted by on Dec 19, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effects of diet and lifestyle changes for people with high blood pressure who did not respond to medication. It found that a four-month counseling program led to significant improvement in diet and exercise, blood pressure, and heart health. Some background Uncontrolled high blood pressure leads to cardiovascular...

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Can a salt substitute reduce the risk of a stroke and heart events in patients with high blood pressure?

Can a salt substitute reduce the risk of a stroke and heart events in patients with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a salt substitute could reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). The data showed that the salt substitute reduced the risks of stroke, major CV events, and death from any cause compared to regular salt in patients with hypertension. Some...

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Do blood pressure medications help to improve signs of brain small vessel disease?

Do blood pressure medications help to improve signs of brain small vessel disease?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of blood pressure (BP)-lowering medications on cerebral small vessel disease (CVSD). It found that maintaining systolic blood pressure (SBP; BP when the heart beats) between 110-129 mmHg reduced the progression of white matter hyperdensities, one of the signs of CVSD on brain scans. Some background...

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Do more calories consumed relate to a higher salt intake in people with high blood pressure?

Do more calories consumed relate to a higher salt intake in people with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the association between the number of calories a person eats and the amount of salt consumed in people with high blood pressure. They found that people with increased weight and high blood pressure had a higher level of salt consumption. Some background High salt consumption is known to be linked to...

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