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Current recommendations for treating hypertension

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

In a nutshell This study reviewed recent recommendations treating hypertension.  Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that requires strict management of blood pressure. There are a number of strategies to achieve this including medication, exercise and diet alterations. Choosing a treatment strategy...

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Selecting drugs to treat hypertension: is a combination approach more effective?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed published reports on the use of combination treatments for hypertension. They found that using a combination of drugs can be effective and should be tailored to specific types of hypertension. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a serious condition that is a leading cause of death. Management...

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Do patients experience better outcomes during intensive blood pressure control?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if intensive blood pressure control affected self-reported patient outcomes. They found that patients undergoing intensive control reported similar levels of quality of life and treatment satisfaction as patients undergoing a standard control regimen. Some background Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is...

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Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Accurate Blood Pressure Readings Are More Important Than Ever Before

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Stroke | 2 comments

These new goals are based on a significant number of research studies but especially the SPRINT study.  This was a large investigation with more than 9000 patients over the age of 50 whose blood pressure measured higher than 130 mm Hg.  Participants also had at least one of these risk facts:  1) “Presence of clinical or subclinical cardiovascular...

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Managing blood pressure: does intensive monitoring reduce risk of cardiac events?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if intensive or standard blood pressure control was more beneficial in preventing cardiac events and death.They found that patients who underwent intensive blood pressure control had a reduced risk of cardiac events and death. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition that requires...

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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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