Navigation Links
Beta-Blockers Should Not Be First Choice for High Blood Pressure

Beta-blocker drugs such as Tenormin, Inderal and Lopressor should not be a doctor’s first choice for treating high blood pressure//, according to a large new review of studies.

The review, coming on the heels of several similar large reviews, found that beta-blocker users have a slightly higher risk of death and cardiovascular disease than patients who use calcium channel blockers such as Norvasc and Cardizem to manage their blood pressure.

Patients who take diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide or a group of drugs called RAS inhibitors (brand names include Altace, Lotensin, and Cozaar) have risks similar to those taking beta-blockers.

Dr. Charles Shey Wiysonge of the Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon, who led the new review, said many recent reviews “arrived at similar conclusions — that the available evidence does not support the use of beta-blockers as first-line drugs in the treatment of hypertension.”

The review appears in the latest issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic.

Wiysonge said the Cochrane review is different from other recent reviews because it compares beta-blockers head-to-head against specific antihypertensive medications, rather than comparing beta-blockers against all other high blood pressure medicines as a group.

After combing through 13 studies of 91,561 patients, Wiysonge and colleagues found no difference in the risk of death or cardiovascular disease among those who used beta-blockers, diuretics and RAS inhibitor drugs.

However, the absolute risk of death was a half-percent greater among beta-blocker users compared to those taking calcium channel blockers.

In addition, patients taking
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Beta-Blockers Should Be the Second Line of Treatment
2. Babies Should Get Vitamin D Supplement
3. How Much Should Athletes Drink?
4. Angioplasty Should be the Standard
5. Parents Should Look For Signs Of Children Becoming Overweight
6. Diabetics Should Adopt Better Preventive Measures
7. Before Weight Loss Surgery One Should Get Tested for Bacteria
8. Should we avoid energy drinks to protect our teeth?
9. Parents Should Beware of Violent Video Games
10. Exercises Should Be Recommended During Pregnancy
11. Khushboo Should ‘Talk about Safe Sex’ and not ‘ Premarital Sex’ Says Miniter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Beta Blockers Should Not First Choice for High Blood Pressure

(Date:8/27/2014)... August 28, 2014 Recently, UWDress.com, a ... for women, has unveiled its new range of ... items in this new assortment. All the company's new ... 22 to 62 percent off. , This experienced ... include corset bridesmaid dresses, simple bridal gowns, backless party ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... insurance policies will now be easier for the public ... insurance prices that are promoted in all 50 states ... . , The different insurers that are generating ... made it possible for adults to use the programmed ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 The New York ... is holding free events about “ Sexuality & Intimacy ... Treston. These straightforward and entertaining discussions are for mature ... Mobility (501 Concord Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY) and October 7 ... Bethpage, NY). , The New York Mobility Club ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Skirt Sports , the innovative women’s running apparel ... Kathrine Switzer, most noted for her brave running of the ... of women’s running clothes that unites the history of women’s ... Movement. , “It is such an honor to ... “Kathrine is the original Skirt – she stood strong, pushing ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Seventy-three members of the founding ... the beginning of their careers as healthcare professionals at ... Students entering a four-year PharmD program traditionally receive white ... them into the profession as colleagues dedicated to patient ... the Garrison Theater in Claremont, Calif., KGI President Sheldon ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Elegant Bridesmaid Dresses For 2014 Now Available At UWDress.com 2Health News:Home Insurance Prices for All 50 States Now Supplied at Consumer Insurance Portal Online 2Health News:Bussani Mobility Sponsors New York Mobility Club Meetings September 9 & October 7 for People with Disabilities, Sexuality & Intimacy Discussed by Advocate Liz Treston 2Health News:Skirt Sports Launches Clothing Line with Legendary Runner Kathrine Switzer 2Health News:Founding Class of the KGI School of Pharmacy Formally Welcomed into the Profession at a Traditional White Coat Ceremony 2
... Science and Medicine in Cricket (WCSMC), which is endorsed by ... the 4th to 7th April 2007. ,Dr Rajat Chauhan, ... Bangalore in southern India, attended this conference as a faculty ... held at the same venue as the world cups, with ...
... day of reckoning is only getting closer for the Bush ... //The most recent, is the one cited by the American ... the information provided by the federally sponsored ‘Abstinence Only Sex ... way of a lengthy document compiled by Dr. John Santelli, ...
... mystified by the super bug hounding them relentlessly. While ... hospitals themselves are quite ‘sick’ with the alien invasion. ... is the Clostridium difficile, which networks with gusto among ... almost 4000 lives annually is also known for its ...
... devised a drug that can switch on a gene to burn ... ,And now pop a pill and burn away all the unwanted ... for Biological Studies, California in the US points in that direction. ... fat, even when they did not exercise, and were resistant to ...
... be increasingly used to improve patient care. In a recent report ... 2,250 babies in US alone who succumb to sudden infant death ... at the University of Texas has come up with a new ... , ,Hung Cao, along with his friends developed a device that ...
... are built on not only love but also power according ... we go," she complains and he retorts, "And you always ... in a relationship. They are a problem only when they ... ,"There's no relationship without power," noted Tanja Boeckling, a relationship ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados 2Health News:Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados 3Health News:Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados 4Health News:Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados 5Health News:A New Pill to Burn Away Unwanted Fat 2Health News:RFID Use can Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 2Health News:Relationships are Built on Love and Power 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... N.J. and NINGBO, China ... and the Ningbo Menovo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, ("Menovo") today ... the development of generic pharmaceuticals, primarily targeting ... of the agreement, Amerigen and Menovo will jointly develop ... United States . Menovo will be responsible for ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Fatty Liver Disease Global Clinical ... Liver Disease clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental ... on Fatty Liver Disease . It includes an overview ... per the site of trial conduction across the globe. ... trials by their phase, trial status, prominence of the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014  After the February 2014 launch of their ... for medical practices and management companies, Prime Clinical ... software. "The feedback has been great," says ... sheer number of demos and new sign-ups is a ... these types of software features." Prime ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Limited and the Ningbo Menovo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, today announced they had entered into a collaboration agreement regarding the development of generic pharmaceuticals, primarily targeting the United States market 2Fatty Liver Disease Therapeutics Clinical Trials Market Review 2014 Analysis Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Fatty Liver Disease Therapeutics Clinical Trials Market Review 2014 Analysis Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Fatty Liver Disease Therapeutics Clinical Trials Market Review 2014 Analysis Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Fatty Liver Disease Therapeutics Clinical Trials Market Review 2014 Analysis Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 5Medical Software Company, Prime Clinical Systems, Sees Excellent Response to their Workers' Compensation Solutions 2Medical Software Company, Prime Clinical Systems, Sees Excellent Response to their Workers' Compensation Solutions 3
... ... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts ... , Description ...
... , , BOSTON, Nov. 23 ... image and information management solutions, today announced that it will ... Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting from November 29 ... the North Hall in booth #7124. , (Logo: ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 2Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 3Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 4Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 5Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 6Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 7Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 8Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 9Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 10Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 11Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 12Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 13Reportlinker Adds India Dental Devices Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2015 14AMICAS' Enterprise Imaging Solutions Highlighted at RSNA 2009 2AMICAS' Enterprise Imaging Solutions Highlighted at RSNA 2009 3
Enzyme Immunoassay of Tissue Plasminogen Activator Antigen by ELISA Method, 96 tests....
Citrated human plasma for the calibration of vWF assays by the immuno-turbidimetric method on STA© analyzers.(STA© Liatest© vWF #0518)....
Heparin-Platelet Factor 4 Induced Antibody...
Control Plasma for Assays of Low MolecularWeight Heparins (LMWH) using Anti-Xa Method on STA© Analyzers....
Medicine Products: