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Class of blood pressure drugs cuts aneurysm risk in hypertension by 18 percent: study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 06, 2022
The use of RAAS inhibitors may reduce the odds of brain aneurysm rupture by an estimated 18% in people with high blood pressure, according to a new study across 20 medical centers.
Kidney injury risk soars with ‘triple whammy’ drug combo
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 12, 2022
When taken together, commonly indicated drugs may lead to acute kidney injury in susceptible patients with high blood pressure, a new study finds.
Seniors on common maintenance drugs face fewer COVID-19 risks, NIH study finds
Apr 20, 2022
Drugs used regularly in the long-term care population may help prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and poor COVID-19 outcomes, investigators say.
Ultra-low-dose combo cuts systolic BP in hypertension
Aug 30, 2021
Reduction in systolic blood pressure greater at week 12 with fixed-dose quadruple quarter-dose combo versus standard-dose monotherapy
Less popular hypertension drug has fewer side effects, study finds
Jul 28, 2021
Two common choices for treating high blood pressure do a good job of preventing related cardiovascular events. But one drug class is less associated with swelling, cough, pancreas inflammation and gastrointestinal...
Sleep, not depression, may be top concern with beta blocker use: study
Mar 18, 2021
Depression did not occur any more frequently during beta blockers treatment than with a placebo, but some patients developed sleep-related symptoms, investigators found.
Nearly all seniors are now prescribed drugs tied to falls: study
Mar 17, 2021
The percentage of older adults prescribed drugs that increase falls risk shot from 57% to 94% over almost two decades, researchers say. And fall-related deaths have more than doubled at the same time.
Polypill plus aspirin leads to fewer cardiovascular events, study finds
Nov 17, 2020
Adults who took a daily combination pill containing statins and blood-pressure–lowering drugs, plus daily aspirin, were less likely to experience heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular causes.
Blood pressure drugs benefit people without hypertension or heart disease, study finds
Sep 04, 2020
The decision to prescribe blood pressure medication should not be based solely on a prior diagnosis of cardiovascular disease or current blood pressure, investigators say.