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Repairing the Heart: Overcoming Fraud in Stem Cell Research

Repairing the Heart: Overcoming Fraud in Stem Cell Research

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension | 2 comments

In 2018, Charles E. Murry, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Chair at The University of Washington’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, gave a TEDx talk in Seattle. During the talk, he told the story of Donna, an active 70-year-old mother and grandmother. One day, she had severe pain and...

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Searching for patients with high blood pressure to test different exercise training programs

Posted by on Jan 5, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial will investigate the effect of exercise training programs to manage hypertension in patients with hypertension with or without type 2 diabetes (T2D). The main outcome will be the change in systolic blood pressure (SBP) after 3 months. The details Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common and serious condition....

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Searching for patients with pre-hypertension to test a probiotic treatment strategy

Posted by on Jan 5, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study will investigate the effect of probiotics in the prevention of hypertension. The main outcome will be a change in blood pressure (BP) after 12 weeks of treatment. The details Hypertension is a common and serious condition. Managing blood pressure (BP) levels is very important. Uncontrolled high BP can lead to...

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Looking for patients with borderline hypertension to test a non-pharmacological treatment strategy

Posted by on Jan 5, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase clinical trial will investigate the effect of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) in patients with borderline hypertension. The main outcome will be the change in blood pressure (BP) over 33 days. The details Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a serious condition. Hypertension increases the risk of major events...

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Looking for patients with high blood pressure to test a combination of folic acid and a blood pressure-lowering medication

Posted by on Jan 5, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is examining the effectiveness of adding folic acid to enalapril maleate (Vasotec) for patients with high blood pressure. The main outcome that will be measured is the decrease in homocysteine levels, a marker of high blood pressure.  The details High blood pressure or hypertension can lead to other illnesses...

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Looking for patients with hypertension to try a long-acting medication (nifedipine GITS)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study will evaluate the effectiveness of the nifedipine (Adalat) gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) on lowering blood pressure in adults with hypertension. The main outcomes measured will be blood pressure levels at follow-up and the change in blood pressure from the beginning to the end of treatment. The details...

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Does body weight fluctuation increase the risk of heart disease and mortality?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of body weight changes on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality.  They found that body weight changes were associated with a higher risk of CVD and mortality. Some background Bodyweight fluctuation (BWF; weight changes) is common. Many people undergo BWF and it can be driven by...

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Could anti-hypertensive medications reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if anti-hypertensive medications (AHMs) reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). They found that AHMs may reduce the risk of dementia.  Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Managing BP levels is important. If untreated, hypertension can...

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