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Does gastric bypass surgery reduce the risk of hospitalization with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if bariatric (gastric bypass) surgery reduces the risk of hospitalization in patients with pre-existing hypertension. They found that patients who underwent bariatric surgery had a reduced risk of short-term hospitalization for hypertensive disease. Some background Hypertension is a serious condition that...

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Is self-monitoring of blood pressure effective in managing hypertension?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if self-monitoring of blood pressure effectively manages hypertension. They found that self-monitoring lowered blood pressure when combined with co-interventions. Some background Blood pressure management is essential for treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Self-monitoring of blood pressure can be...

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Managing blood pressure variability with olmesartan

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if olmesartan (Benicar) reduced blood pressure variability over 24 hours. They found that combination therapy with olmesartan improved blood pressure levels and reduced blood pressure variability. Some background Managing hypertension (high blood pressure) involves using either medication or lifestyle...

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Aerobic versus isometric exercise: what are the benefits for management of hypertension?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated aerobic exercise versus isometric handgrip training for the management of hypertension (high blood pressure). They found that aerobic exercise alone was able to significantly reduce blood pressure levels in patients with hypertension. Some background Aerobic exercise is recommended by doctors to patients...

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Can slow breathing exercises manage symptoms in patients with cardiovascular disease?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed data from previous studies investigating if voluntary slow breathing exercises (VSBE) can improve cardiovascular disease symptoms. They found that VSBE resulted in reduced heart rate and blood pressure in patients with cardiovascular disease.  Some background Increased heart rate and blood pressure can...

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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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