Tag: antihypertensive

‘Quadpill’ Bests Monotherapy for Initial BP Lowering: QUARTET

A “quadpill” containing quarter doses of four blood pressure (BP)-lowering medications was more effective than monotherapy for initial treatment of hypertension, with similar tolerability, in...

Aspirin Boosts Polypill Primary Prevention, Claims Meta-Analysis

The “polypill concept” of fixed-dose combinations of inexpensive generic cardiovascular (CV) drugs, whether or not in a single pill, is perhaps most controversial in the...

A Centuries Old ‘Superfood’ as Diabetes Treatment

If asked to think of a camel, many will invariably call up the emblematic image of a humped animal crossing the horizon in a blazing...

Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, those who had been taking statins...

Three New Drugs Implicated in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

The overactive bladder treatment mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is one of three new drugs to be linked to cases of drug-associated antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis (DA-AAV) according...

Antihypertensives Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier Improves Memory

Antihypertensive medications that cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) may be linked with less memory decline, compared with other drugs for high blood pressure, suggest the...

Insurers Delay Bariatric Surgery for ‘Reprehensible’ Reason

A delaying tactic used by some U.S. health insurers to limit coverage of bariatric surgery does not jibe with the clinical experience at one U.S....

Aerobic Training Boosts the Power of Antihypertensive Drugs

Aerobic exercise augments the blood pressure-lowering effect of antihypertensive medication in hypertensive individuals with metabolic syndrome. In a small study, these patients experienced a greater...

Ultrasound Renal Denervation Drops BP in Patients on Triple Therapy

Renal denervation’s comeback as a potential treatment for patients with drug-resistant hypertension rolls on. Renal denervation with ultrasound energy produced a significant, median 4.5–mm Hg...

Hypertension Worsened by Commonly Used Prescription Meds

Nearly one out of five American adults with hypertension is on a prescription drug known to raise blood pressure, based on analysis of more than...

BP Lowering Useful in CV Risk Management Even at Normal Levels

Lowering blood pressure with antihypertensive medication protects against future cardiovascular (CV) events even in people with normal or only mildly elevated blood pressure, a large...

Renal, CV Damage May Develop in Mild SLE Despite Treatment

Patients with mild to moderate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity without any past history of organ damage may still progress to develop damage, particularly...

Treating Everyone 60 and Older With Early Hypertension Cost-Effective

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Treating stage-1 hypertension (blood pressure 140-159/90-99 mm Hg) in everyone over age 60 is cost-effective, even in low-risk individuals (<10-year...

Remote, Non-Physician-Led Care Cuts LDL, BP in High-Risk Patients

A novel algorithm-based disease management program, led by pharmacists and nonlicensed navigators, optimized cholesterol and blood pressure levels in high-risk patients, according to an interim...

‘Brand New’ Data on Aldosterone in Hypertension a ‘Tough Sell’ to PCPs

Jun Yang, MBBS, had watched as her father, who had battled hypertension for decades, ended up on four medications that still couldn’t bring his blood...

‘Startling’ Decline in BP Control Among American Adults

After years of improvement, the number of Americans whose blood pressure (BP) is under control is declining, suggest two new analyses of data from the...

Nine Antihypertensive Drugs Associated With Reduced Risk for Depression

The risk of depression is elevated in patients with cardiovascular diseases, but several specific antihypertensive therapies are associated with a reduced risk, and none appear...

Low-Dose Antihypertensive Combo Improves Blood Pressure Control

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A low-dose fixed-dose combination of three antihypertensive drugs improves blood pressure control but is associated with greater rates of therapeutic...

Antihypertensives Linked to Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Treating hypertension with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) was associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, according to findings from...

Cutting Back on HTN Meds Can Be Safe Without Losing BP Control

Some patients aged 80 or older can potentially cut back on their number of antihypertensive meds, under physician guidance, without an important loss of blood...

New Angiotensin Studies in COVID-19 Give More Reassurance

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Four more studies of the relationship of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors...

Preeclampsia Tied to Mental Health Risk in Children

Hypertensive disorders in women during pregnancy, especially preeclampsia, are linked to a significantly increased risk for mental health disorders in children, independently of the mental...

Angiotensin Drugs and COVID-19: More Reassuring Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Initial data from one Chinese center on the use of angiotensin-converting...