Tag Archive: antihypertensive

Nov 27

Optimal secondary stroke prevention therapy, including a combination of antihypertensive, antithrombotic, and/or lipid modifying drugs

Optimal secondary stroke prevention therapy, including a combination of antihypertensive, antithrombotic, and/or lipid modifying drugs, appears to be associated with a significantly lower risk of second stroke, major vascular events, and death among stroke survivors reports an analysis of data from an international randomized, controlled trial published online in Neurology.

Apr 19

A new analysis, conducted in UK from 2003 to 2011

A new analysis, conducted in UK from 2003 to 2011, has pointed that reduced salt intake may be associated with significant reduction in blood pressure (BP) as well as ischemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke mortality over the eight–year period. During this period, the average salt intake declined 15% and systolic BP declined by 2.7 …

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Mar 15

Patients with hypertension and simultaneous depression are less likely to get intensive medical care like coronary revascularization

Patients with hypertension and simultaneous depression are less likely to get intensive medical care like coronary revascularization, reports a study. Of the 158 hypertensives enrolled in the study, about 45% had a diagnosis of depression. The failure to augment antihypertensive treatment or to refer to a hypertension specialist was more commonly noted in case of …

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Feb 26

Primary care physicians may be dropping the ball on getting young adults with hypertension the medication they need to control their blood pressure

Primary care physicians may be dropping the ball on getting young adults with hypertension the medication they need to control their blood pressure, a retrospective study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine showed. The rate of starting antihypertensive medications or achieving blood pressure control without drugs was relatively low across age groups, but it …

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