Navigation Links
All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Date:5/7/2009

Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows

THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) --Lowering blood pressure is essential for reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, but which drugs are best has been a matter of debate.

Now, two new analyses attempt to answer that question.

Their conclusions: For heart attacks, all antihypertensive drugs work, with the exception of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), probably because there aren't enough studies to confirm their benefit. For stroke, all antihypertensive drugs were better than placebo, but diuretics, ARBs or calcium channel blockers were significantly better than beta blockers or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Both reports were presented Wednesday at the American Society of Hypertension's annual meeting, in San Francisco.

"Physicians and patients should be reassured that, based on all the world's literature, sliced and diced in many ways, subjected to two separate and distinct types of meta-analyses, antihypertensive drugs do reduce the risk of the two most feared endpoints related to hypertension: heart disease and stroke," said lead researcher Dr. William J. Elliott, a professor of preventive medicine, internal medicine and pharmacology at Rush Medical College in Chicago.

For the first study, Elliott's team analyzed data from 57 trials that looked at treatment for high blood pressure and the reduction of heart attack risk.

The researchers found that, except for ARBs, all drugs were significantly better than placebo or no treatment in lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease. Among all the drugs, ACE inhibitors were slightly better, however, the difference was not statistically significant.

These findings confirm other research that has shown that ARBs may not be as effective at preventing heart attack as other blood pressure drugs, and that ACE inhibitors are especially effective at p
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Specific antagonism lowers blood pressure
2. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
3. FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner
4. Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
5. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
6. Blood-flow detector software show promise in preventing brain damage
7. FDA Approves New Roche West Nile Virus Blood Screening Test
8. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
9. Laser blasts viruses in blood
10. Study Demonstrates Marteks Algal DHA Oil Improves Blood Triglyceride Lipid Levels
11. LifeMasters Provides Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Cholesterol Level
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
(Date:9/23/2014)... Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, ... very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than ... known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds. The ... -- all of whom weighed 3.3 pounds or less and ... CMV infection, to see whether breast milk or transfusions carried ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... drinking and getting drunk at an early age are ... students, a new study suggests. The conclusions, based ... could help expand alcohol-prevention efforts aimed at teens to ... becoming binge drinkers, the researchers suggested. , , "Efforts ... progression to first heavy use as risk factors for ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... What information do patients need ... Forum (NQF) released a report ( http://bit.ly/1DwekE9 ), ... infographic ( http://bit.ly/1tX3lzA ) resulting from an in-depth ... patients define affordability, and what information and changes ... possible healthcare at the lowest possible cost. ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few children ... undergo behavioral therapy, and the rates vary six-fold ... study finds. Medication alone can manage symptoms ... better if they also receive behavioral therapy (psychotherapy), ... analyzed data in more than 1,500 counties across ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... grow up to earn up to 18 percent less ... Lundborg of Lund University, Paul Nystedt of Jnkping University ... all in Sweden. The team compared extensive information from ... the results are published in Springer,s journal Demography ... 145,193 Swedish-born brothers who enlisted in the Swedish National ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds 2Health News:Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds 3Health News:Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study 2Health News:Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study 3Health News:Finding Affordable Care: Asking the Right Question is Key 2Health News:Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study 2Health News:Note to young men: Fat doesn't pay 2
... evidence of the damaging impact of marijuana on humans ... symptoms in some people, including hallucinations and paranoid delusions, ... recent study, one compound, cannabidiol, or CBD, made people ... tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, produced temporary psychotic symptoms in people, ...
... victims of a bite from the Brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria ... in blood pressure, they also sport an uncomfortable erection. ,And ... Viagras. Scientists say they have figured out the chemical that ... , “The erection is a side effect that everybody who ...
... healthcare scheme proposed by the Australian Federal government. The ... people to opt for private health insurance; yet this plan ... by public hospital, a report has shown. ,Dr ... Research on Health, explained the benefits of doing away with ...
... affect people of all ages. The general public is at ... instruction on ladder use and safety. ,According to ... Journal of Preventive Medicine and conducted by the Center for ... than 2.1 million individuals were treated in U.S. emergency departments ...
... suffer migraine attacks, beware. Recent research has shown the ... depression and suicidal tendencies. They could also be suffering ... ,Teens suffering migraines are prone to depressive tendencies ... such agonizing headaches, a new study has shown. ...
... homes have started coming to the fore. One among fifty ... review by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, ... involving abuse and lack of care. The main cause was ... carers. ,Advocates nationwide say it is a growing problem ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Marijuana can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms, New Study Finds 2Health News:Brazil Spider Offers Hope for Those Suffering from Erectile Dysfunction 2Health News:$3bn Rebate Scheme – Is Australia Making a Prudent Move 2Health News:Ladder-related Injuries on the Rise in U.S 2Health News:Link Between Migraine Attacks in Teens and Suicidal Tendencies 2Health News:Abuse of the Disabled in Government Run Homes 2
(Date:9/23/2014)... DUBLIN , Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... "Company"), a biotechnology company pioneering the manufacturing and ... emerging nations, today announced that the Depository Trust ... DTC,s Deposit and Withdrawal at Custodian ("DWAC") service ... transfer agent as the distribution point.  The Company,s ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... -- This test can detect HIV infection if used 3 ... activities that can transfer body fluids from one person to ... needles. , An in-vitro diagnostic home-use test for ... works by looking for your body,s response to fighting the ... patients to learn their status in a single visit and ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... DUBLIN , September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... ) has announced the addition of the  ...  report to their offering.  ... injectable drug delivery market holds significant potential ... with vials and painful needles to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TNI BioTech, Inc. Announces Its Stock is Now DTC DWAC/FAST Eligible 2TNI BioTech, Inc. Announces Its Stock is Now DTC DWAC/FAST Eligible 3TNI BioTech, Inc. Announces Its Stock is Now DTC DWAC/FAST Eligible 4WholeHealth Products announces the release of the FDA Cleared "HIV 1&2" Rapid Diagnostic Test for Professional and Retail 2Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 2Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 3Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 4Large Volume Wearable Injectors - 2nd Edition 5
... N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2007 - Nymox,Pharmaceutical Corporation ... the Company's recently completed studies of,NX-1207 for ... at,a series of upcoming U.S. urology meetings, ... Urological Association Meeting in,Colorado Springs. These independent ...
... June 21, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- , What and When , Data ... presented in poster format at the 67th,Scientific Sessions of the American ... serious adverse events in high-risk type 2, ... from, PROactive; Poster 0553-P presented ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nymox Announces NX-1207 Data to Be Presented at Upcoming U.S.,Urology Meetings 2MEDIA ADVISORY: Subsets of Landmark Diabetes Trials Investigating,MacroVascular Outcomes Presented at the American Diabetes,Association 67th Scientific Sessions 2MEDIA ADVISORY: Subsets of Landmark Diabetes Trials Investigating,MacroVascular Outcomes Presented at the American Diabetes,Association 67th Scientific Sessions 3
... A fixed pipette is ... a single volume. Fixed volume ... and advantages as other Finnpipette ... design, Super blow-out (1-40ul), Soft-touch ...
... The Research Family includes fixed-volume, ... as the electronic Eppendorf Research pro ... button, these compact, high-performance pipettes have ... Optimally suited for use with original ...
10L...
... fixed pipette is ideal for ... volume. Fixed volume FInnpipettes offer ... as other Finnpipette Digital pipettes: ... blow-out (1-40ul), Soft-touch tip ejection, ...
Medicine Products: