Tag: "antihypertensive" at medical news
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...d pressure," says Dr. Kapuku. That may mean taking antihypertensive
medications at these early signs of trouble. Measures such as weight loss and exercise also may help stop the cascade that ultimately leads to a failing heart. He's focusing his studies on adolescents because of mounting evidence, from centers such a...
Sildenafil effectively treats enlarged hearts, mouse study shows
...re of 90 millimeters of mercury or greater, taking antihypertensive
medication or being told at least twice by a physician or other health professional that they have high blood pressure). Patients that develop hypertrophy have two to three times the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease, including heart failure ...
Certain high blood pressure combination therapies elevate risk for death from cardiovascular disease
...gues examined the relation of different classes of antihypertensive
drugs to the incidence of coronary heart disease, ... no history of CVD, 19,889 were on pharmacological antihypertensive
treatment, of whom 11,294 (57 percent) were receiving monotherapy with an ACE inhibitor, beta-blocke...
Calcium channel blocker reduces adverse cardiovascular events in certain patients
...certainty has existed regarding the optimal use of antihypertensive
drugs in patients with coronary artery disease (CA... Cleveland, and colleagues examined the effects of antihypertensive
drugs in 1,991 patients with CAD and normal blood pressure in the Comparison of Amlodipine vs. Enala...
Study casts doubt over widely prescribed beta blocker
... the best reference drug for comparison with other antihypertensive
drugs led Bo Carlberg (Umea University Hospital, S...and five studies that compared atenolol with other antihypertensive
drugs. Atenolol was no different to placebo in terms of death from all causes, cardiovascular cause...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 19, 2004
... of studies that looked at the effect of different antihypertensive
drugs in black adults with hypertension found that... as on blood pressure, physicians should prescribe antihypertensive
drugs that have the lowest possible risk for side effects. * * * 4. Survivors of Childhood C...
New data demonstrates that Benicar(R) and Benicar HCT (TM) achieve JNC 7 blood pressure goals
...ve more aggressive blood pressure goal rates using antihypertensive
therapies BENICAR (olmesartan medoxomil) or BENICA...treatment approach, in which the dose of the first antihypertensive
agent is titrated upwards and then additional agents added, as necessary, to achieve blood pressure ...
Blood pressure control poor in elderly, says Northwestern researcher
...over group (73 percent). However, the number of antihypertensive
medications used was similar across all age groups, with two thirds of treated hypertensive patients using only one medication; 25 percent using two medications; and fewer than 10 percent using three medications, Lloyd-Jones said. Lloyd-Jones noted...
Jefferson researchers announce recommendations on when to test blood pressure in young children
...re. If these measures don't prove to be effective, antihypertensive
drug therapy may be appropriate to control the blood pressure....
Non-drug treatment device delivers sustained blood pressure reductions within 3-4 weeks in the home
...al ended. "RESPeRATE has demonstrated significant antihypertensive
effect in the home setting and high patient compliance," said Prof. Giuseppe Mancia, past president of the European Society of Hypertension, who led the study group with Prof. Cristina Giannattasio. "In fact, patients' satisfaction with this treatmen...
Improvements in prescribing medications for hypertension results in better outcomes and cost savings
...nia during 2001. The researchers "evaluated every antihypertensive
regimen in light of the clinical history of each p...ed filled more than 2.05 million prescriptions for antihypertensive
medications in 2001, at an annual program cost of $48.5 million ($363 per patient)," the researchers...
Blood pressure may predict recurrent cardiovascular events in women
...gh Blood Pressure (JNC 7) that call for initiating antihypertensive
therapy in patients with diabetes or chronic kidney disease with SBP equal or greater than 130 mm Hg," he said. "Our data suggest that women with CVD and borderline elevations in SBP are at increased risk of future events and might benefit from a lo...
Study looks at cost of high blood pressure therapy
...uretics are underused. "However, the selection of antihypertensive
agents by health providers is based on many factors. Price should be one of those factors, but, for most patients, the type of drug selected is not as important as getting the blood pressure lowered to the right level." Jones added that there is sci...
Whites, blacks respond similarly to common blood pressure drugs
...s in blood pressure after administration of common antihypertensive
drugs to 9,307 white subjects and 2,902 black subjects. For each drug, whites and blacks responded similarly about 90 percent of the time. These findings raise doubts about the value of using different drugs to treat whites and blacks. According to...
Home blood pressure monitoring helps patients manage hypertensive drug treatments
...cians' offices and then randomized them to receive antihypertensive
drug treatment based on office blood pressure read...lood pressure) than office BP patients had stopped antihypertensive
drug treatment (25.6 percent vs. 11.3 percent) with no significant difference in the proportions of ...
Metabolic syndrome may be an important link to stroke
...130/85 mm Hg or greater, or current treatment with antihypertensive
medication; triglycerides 150 mg/dL or greater; and fasting blood glucose of 110-126 mg/dL (the definition of impaired fasting glucose). Participants were considered to have the metabolic syndrome if they met at least three of the five criteria. Na...
Melatonin may have an effect on nocturnal blood pressure
...ial interactions between melatonin and traditional antihypertensive
treatments." Co-authors are Gert A. Van Montfrans, Eus J.W. van Someren, Gideon Mairuhu and Ruud M. Buijs....
Beta-blocker or calcium antagonist-based therapies equally effective in treating hypertension
...th hypertension in general, safety and efficacy of antihypertensive
medications in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) have been discerned only from the analyses of subgroups in large trials. Carl J. Pepine, M.D., of the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Fla., and colleagues designed a ...
Aspirin is most cost effective way to prevent heart disease
... cost and effectiveness were obtained for aspirin, antihypertensive
drugs, statins and clopidogrel. Cost per coronary ...t effective preventive treatments were aspirin and antihypertensive
drugs, whereas simvastatin and clopidogrel were the least cost effective. For instance, cost per cor...
Emory scientists find oral tetrahydrobiopterin can reduce high blood pressure
...with poorly controlled HTN who were on traditional antihypertensive
therapy were treated with oral BH4 for eight weeks. "Blood pressure reduction was significant after three weeks of this therapy," Dr. Lefever notes. "While this is a small study and more research needs to be done, it does appear that BH4 can lower ...
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