Navigation Links
Diuretics More Effective In Controlling High Blood Pressure

The largest ever high blood pressure clinical trial is launching a nationwide outreach program to improve the methods of controlling high blood pressure. // This is a follow-up to the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) and is being launched in collaboration with the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP).

The ALLHAT blood pressure study had compared the effectiveness of four classes of medication in controlling blood pressure. Around 42,000 people aged 55 and above had taken part in the study, the results of which were published in Journal of the American Medical Association in December 2002. "It often takes years for the results of major studies to become part of standard health care," said NHLBI director Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. "The results of ALLHAT and the clinical guidelines could have an enormous impact on the health of millions of Americans. We are confident that by playing a more active role in sharing the information, we will be able to put the results into action more quickly and more effectively."

The study had found in 2002 that diuretics were more effective in controlling high blood pressure than calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or alpha blockers. "Based on the results, the ALLHAT investigators recommend that in addition to lifestyle changes, diuretics should be the drug of choice for first line blood pressure treatment," said William C. Cushman, MD, chair of the ALLHAT Dissemination Committee and chief of Preventive Medicine at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis. "Because most patients require more than one drug, diuretics should generally be part of any antihypertensive regimen." The ALLHAT was funded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Main article: Hypertension guidelines: Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detectio n, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/index.htm Contact: NHLBI Communications Office NHLBI_news@nhlbi.nih.gov NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Diuretics are better for treating blood pressure problems than newer medicines
2. Diuretics may decrease electrolytes level
3. New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
4. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
5. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
6. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
7. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
8. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
9. Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax
10. Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients
11. Effective therapy for Huntingtons disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and ... in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary ... of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic ... Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to ... of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: