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…
Some health care professionals use outdated guidelines to screen and diagnose hypertension
Results of a survey show that some health care professionals are not following evidence-based guidelines, potentially leading to under and overdiagnosis of hypertension.
Kids with white-coat hypertension might be at risk for eventual progression to sustained high blood pressure
Children and adolescents diagnosed with white-coat hypertension, a condition where blood pressure is higher when at the doctor’s office, might eventually progress to sustained hypertension, according to a…