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Is renal denervation effective for patients with hypertension resistant to a triple pill therapy?

Is renal denervation effective for patients with hypertension resistant to a triple pill therapy?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of renal denervation in patients with true resistant hypertension. It found that this procedure reduced blood pressure compared to medicine alone. Some background High blood pressure (BP) which is not controlled on three blood pressure-lowering medications including a diuretic (water pill) is...

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Does consistently controlling blood pressure impact the risk of heart attack or stroke?

Does consistently controlling blood pressure impact the risk of heart attack or stroke?

Posted by on May 16, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the association between the time patients stayed within their target blood pressure range and the occurrence of major cardiovascular events (MACE) such as heart attack, stroke, or death. They found that patients whose blood pressure stayed longer at the target level were less likely to have MACE. Some...

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A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

A Silent Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Stroke, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

March is National Kidney Month. People don’t think about their kidneys until something goes wrong with them. Several Medivizor blog posts have described the structures in the kidney, the connection between kidneys and blood pressure, and  kidney stones and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Chronic Kidney Disease is another kidney problem but it is...

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Is renal artery denervation surgery a good option for patients with resistant hypertension?

Is renal artery denervation surgery a good option for patients with resistant hypertension?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of renal denervation surgery (RDS) in patients with resistant hypertension. They found that after 12 months RDS led to a significant drop in blood pressure in these patients. Some background Resistant hypertension is high blood pressure that is not controlled despite using at least 3 different blood pressure...

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Which blood pressure medication is best for patients with high blood pressure but no heart disease?

Which blood pressure medication is best for patients with high blood pressure but no heart disease?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) as the first type of medications for hypertension (high blood pressure; BP). They found that patients treated with ARBs were less likely to suffer from heart attacks, stroke, or death than patients treated with CCBs. Some background...

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Evaluating barberry supplements for hypertension

Evaluating barberry supplements for hypertension

Posted by on Jan 17, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This clinical trial looked at the effect of barberry on patients with high blood pressure. It found that barberry increased arteries’ flexibility and reduced inflammation. Some background As the heart pumps blood, the arteries expand and contract to accommodate the changing volume of blood and maintain a steady blood pressure. When...

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