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Successful interventions in hypertension control can be adapted for low-resource settings

2018 18 Jul

Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure (or hypertension) that puts them at higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, and death. While medication and diet can help lower blood pressure, it's worth noting that more than half of all Americans with hypertension don't have the condition under control.  A few integrated healthcare... Read more

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How Reliable Are Home Blood Pressure Monitors

2017 12 Jun

A Canadian study finds that 70 percent of readings from home blood pressure monitors are unacceptably inaccurate. UAlberta researchers tested dozens of home monitors and found they weren't accurate within five mmHg about 70 percent of the time. The devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time. The findings, published in the American... Read more

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Blood Pressure Control May Prevent Over 100,000 Deaths

2016 20 Nov

According to findings from a new study presented at ASN Kidney Week November 15-20 November 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, intensive blood pressure lowering may prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) trial, the largest study of its kind, was conducted with more than... Read more

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Spironolactone “A Clear Winner” for Resistant Hypertension

2015 31 Aug

According to the results of the PATHWAY-2 Trial presented at the ESC Congress 2015 in London, the addition of the diuretic spironolactone in patients with poor blood pressure control despite treatment with a combination of three drugs (‘resistant hypertension’) was significantly more effective than adding other blood pressure lowering drugs. The Hot... Read more

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Half-Dose Combo of Common Diuretics a “Win-Win” for Hypertension

2015 31 Aug

The combination of two commonly used diuretics, each at half dose, can significantly reduce blood pressure without the side-effects caused by full doses of either alone, researchers from the PATHWAY 3 study have found. The findings, reported at ESC Congress 2015, “support first-line use of this combination in patients requiring diuretic therapy for... Read more