Search Tag: antihypertensive

Cardiology Management

New Anti-Hypertensive Treatment Strategy

2016 06 Sep

Researchers at the University of Bristol could be eyeing the first new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy in more than 15 years. The research is titled “Purinergic receptors in the carotid body as a new drug target for controlling hypertension,” and is published in Nature Medicine . The Bristol research team and Afferent Pharmaceuticals have... Read more

Cardiology Management

Blood Pressure Medicines Increase Risk of Stroke

2015 02 Jun

Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham claims that blood pressure medicines may be effective in treating high blood pressure but it may be as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level. The findings have been published in the journal Stroke. The study was led by George Howard, a professor in the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Young Adults Ups CVD Risk

2015 04 Feb

Researchers have found that sustained isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in young and middle-aged adults increased their risk of dying from cardiovascular causes later in life. ISH is defined as systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg when diastolic blood pressure is less than 90 mm Hg. Their analysis based on outcomes from 18-... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Review Names Top Selling And Most Prescribed Drugs

2014 07 Nov

A 12-month review of pharmaceutical drugs by research firm IMS reveals that the cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin (Crestor from AstraZeneca) edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine (Synthroid from AbbVie) to claim the position of the most prescribed drug in the US. The antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify by Otsuke Pharmaceutical) was... Read more