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Date:10/5/2010

of a groundbreaking five-year study that will change the way blood pressure medication is administered and have a profound impact on the type of treatment that hypertension patients receive.

In two articles, Chronobiology International covers and interprets the newly completed MAPEC study, which shows that the simple shift to taking medication at night instead of in the morning significantly increases efficacy in keeping blood pressure within a healthy range. In addition, taking medication at night offers extra protection against heart attacks, strokes and other types of cardiovascular diseases.

Astonishingly, over the five-year study, the group of patients who took at least one of their medications at night experienced just one-third of the number of cardiovascular disease (CVD) episodes experienced by the group of patients who took all their medications in the morning.

"This study proves that the time of day when patients take their high blood pressure medications can make a huge difference due to the effect of the body's circadian rhythms on the actions of medications and because of the importance of preserving the normal day-night pattern of blood pressure in hypertension," explains the lead investigator of the MAPEC Study Professor Ramón C. Hermida, PhD, Director of Bioengineering and Chronobiology Labs at the University of Vigo in Spain.

"Conventional treatment typically advises taking blood pressure medications in the morning. The MAPEC study shows that conventional treatment is not the most effective way to help patients with high blood pressure," says Professor Hermida.

Taking at least one blood pressure medication at bedtime - as opposed to taking all medications in the morning - was found, based on around-the-clock ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, to best normalize the sleep-time blood pressure. This is known to be the most sensitive predictor of a patient's 5-year risk of CVD mortality. In addition
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