Patients with CKD who discontinued ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers after a hyperkalemia episode had a 2.6-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality compared with patients who continued taking the drugs.
In turn, individuals with post-dialysis hypertension have significantly greater risks for all-cause mortality.
Adult patients who used angiotensin receptor blockers prior to surgery had significant 30% increased odds of acute kidney injury, an Icelandic study found.
Users of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors had a higher risk of hyponatremia than users of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, especially with concurrent thiazide diuretic treatment.
Discontinuing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker therapy more than doubles the risk of death and dialysis initiation, according to a new study.
Thiazide, thiazide-like diuretics superior to ACEi; nondihydropyridine calcium channel blockers inferior
Authors say efforts to maintain normal blood pressure may cut cardiovascular disease.
Patients routinely taking antihypertensive meds at bedtime have lower risk for CV events, death
Complications such as preterm births and preeclampsia double the risk
Five of 12 interventional studies confirmed reduction in hypertension after periodontal treatment.