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Anti-hypertensives and lipid-lowering drugs to manage hypertension: results from long-term follow-up

Posted by on Dec 25, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effects of blood pressure-lowering treatment (BP-LT) and lipid-lowering treatment (L-LT) in the management of hypertension. They found that BP-LT and L-LT improved survival rates in patients with hypertension. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. High...

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Managing hypertension: how effective is fixed dose combination of amlodipine/valsartan?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated a fixed-dose combination of amlodipine and valsartan (AML/VAL) for the treatment of hypertension. They found that AML/VAL reduced blood pressure in patients with poor response to VAL alone. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Managing BP levels in patients with...

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Strict blood pressure management and cardiovascular disease risk: results from the SPRINT study

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if strict blood pressure (BP) management improves cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.  They found that strict BP control reduced the risk of atherosclerotic CVD. Some background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is caused by a number of factors. Atherosclerotic CVD (asCVD) is caused by blockages in the arteries....

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Perindopril and amlodipine – can this combination prevent organ damage in hypertension?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of the drug combination perindopril and amlodipine (PEAM) on organ damage in patients with hypertension with and without ischemic heart disease (IHD). They found that PEAM was effective in reducing blood pressure and organ damage in these patients. Some background Hypertension or high blood...

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How do we manage resistant hypertension: recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA)?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the diagnosis and treatment of resistant hypertension. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Patients with hypertension have a higher risk of cardiovascular (heart and circulatory system) disease. There is also an increased risk of stroke, disability and death. Hypertension...

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Left atrial appendage exclusion (LAAE) – can it reduce blood pressure in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if left atrial appendage exclusion (LAAE) reduced blood pressure (BP) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). They found that this procedure reduced BP in patients with AF. Some background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition where the heart has an abnormal rhythm. In order to pump blood...

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Beta-blockers in pregnancy – how safe are they?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk associated with beta-blocker use in pregnant women with hypertension. They found that beta-blocker use in the first trimester was not associated with an increase in birth defects. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is common in pregnancy. Some women may have a history of hypertension,...

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