Many more people could benefit from blood pressure-lowering medication – most comprehensive study to date
Most detailed study to date including 345,000 people from 48 randomised clinical trials finds that blood pressure-lowering medication is effective in adults regardless of starting blood pressure level.
If slightly high blood pressure doesn’t respond to lifestyle change, medication can help
Health care professionals should consider prescribing medication for patients with slightly elevated blood pressure if levels do not decrease after six months of healthy lifestyle changes, according to…
Stopping RAS inhibitors tied to worse outcomes in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease
Small studies have suggested that RAS inhibitors may be harmful in persons with advanced chronic kidney disease, and physicians therefore often stop the treatment in such patients.
Genetic study shows that the risk of pre-eclampsia is related to blood pressure and BMI
Pre-eclampsia, usually diagnosed by increased blood pressure and protein in urine, affects up to 5% of pregnant women. It contributes worldwide to the death of estimated 50000 women…
Study shows both natural variation in ACE concentrations and lowering blood pressure with ACE inhibitors are associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes
New research shows that usage of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to lower blood pressure, is associated with a 24% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) when…