In a nutshell This study investigated if hydrochlorothiazide and alternative thiazide-type diuretics (CHIPs) can treat left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with hypertension. They found that CHIPs effectively treat LVH in patients with hypertension. Some background Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a condition caused by an enlarged heart...Read More
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Is the use of medications that interfere with blood pressure control common in patients with hypertension?
In a nutshell This study investigated if the use of blood pressure (BP)-interfering medication is common in patients hypertension. The study concluded that patients with new or treatment-resistant hypertension commonly take BP-interfering medication including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Some background Managing BP is...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if self-management of hypertension is effective and feasible in postpartum women. They found that self-management improved blood pressure control and is a feasible treatment protocol for postpartum women with hypertension. Some background During pregnancy many women can experience hypertensive conditions (high...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated whether there is an increased risk of death in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. They found that patients with uncontrolled hypertension have an increased risk of mortality overall. Patients with controlled hypertension has a risk similar to those without hypertension. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of using ultrasound renal denervation to treat hypertension. They concluded that ultrasound renal denervation improved blood pressure control in patients with moderate hypertension. Some background The kidneys play an important role in blood pressure control. There are nerves located in the renal...Read More
Critical benefits may be had from eating a vegetarian diet for people living with type 2 diabetes, a recent meta-analysis of randomized control trials* indicates. Published in Clinical Nutrition, the meta-analysis of nine studies involved over 600 participants taking insulin, oral glucose lowering drugs, lipid-lowering medications or medications to...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if there is an association between hypertension and dementia in patients aged 50 years and older. They found that elevated systolic blood pressure at age 50 is associated with an increased risk of dementia. Some background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension (high blood pressure) have been linked to...Read More
By Professor Steven Kaplan, MD “I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, I feel like I need to GO!” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it. Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience,...Read More
Does self-monitoring or telemonitoring improve blood pressure management in patients with uncontrolled hypertension?
In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of telemonitoring and self-monitoring in the treatment and management of hypertension. They determined that self-monitoring with or without telemonitoring resulted in lower blood pressure compared to office monitoring. Some background Self-monitoring can be very useful to manage high blood pressure...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of ibuprofen and acetaminophen in the treatment of women with postpartum hypertension or preeclampsia. The study concluded that the use of ibuprofen did not increase the duration of severe-range hypertension in women with preeclampsia. Some background Some women may experience high blood...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of perindopril (Coversyl) and amlodipine (Norvasc) for the treatment of hypertension. The authors suggested that a fixed dose combination pill of perindopril/amlodipine effectively reduced blood pressure. Some background Managing hypertension (high blood pressure) is important...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if aquatic exercise had an effect on blood pressure levels in older women with hypertension (high blood pressure). The study determined that aquatic exercise caused a greater reduction in blood pressure compared to land-based exercise in the short-term. Some background Hypertension is a serious...Read More