Recent guidelines on hypertension have relaxed blood pressure targets in elderly subjects i.e. 150mmhg systolic, but the SPRINT trial (published in NEJM Nov 2015) on contrary has come up with results showing, a reduction in cardiovascular events with … Read the rest
Resistant hypertension is defined as persistent increased blood pressure above the level of set targets for example 140/90 even with three drugs in optimum doses, of them one has to diuretic. Even if four drugs are used and BP is… Read the rest
Recent guideline from ISH says for treatment of hypertension any drug that the patient can take and afford is OK. But In last few years the atenolol has been projected as villain, so most doctors have started moving away from… Read the rest
Around 50% patients treated for hypertension does not have controlled blood pressure in spite taking of 3 to 4 drugs. This uncontrolled blood pressure adds to risk of heart disease.
A study was conducted in hypertensive patients and physical activity. … Read the rest