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Fixed-Dose Combo Boosts BP Control

CHICAGO—At least three of every four high-risk hypertensive patients started on single-tablet, fixed-dose, dual-mechanism therapy achieve the recommended target BP of less than 140/90 mm Hg after 18 months, according to preliminary results of an ongoing global trial.

Young Hypertensives Usually Referred

CHICAGO—A survey of general pediatricians showed that 84% of them refer more than two thirds of their adolescent hypertensives to either a nephrologist or cardiologist, researchers reported here at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension.

Office BP Predicts Microalbuminuria

High ambulatory but normal or well-controlled office BP, a condition known as “reverse white-coat hypertension,” is an independent risk factor for microalbuminuria in patients with treated hypertension.

BP-Lowering Diet Is Widely Ignored

CHICAGO—Hypertensive patients seem to be ignoring a government-backed diet with proven BP-lowering efficacy, researchers said here at the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension.

Telmisartan Offers Better Renoprotection

CHICAGO—Telmisartan (Micardis HCT), a novel angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and the older ARB losartan have similar BP-lowering efficacy in hypertensive patients with diabetic nephropathy, but treatment with the new agent is associated with larger reductions in proteinuria, new findings show.

Beta Blocker Controls BP Long Term

CHICAGO—A novel beta blocker under FDA review controls BP long term without the adverse effects associated with first-generation beta blockers, according to data presented here at the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension.

Hypertensive Patients Aware of Risks

CHICAGO—Hypertensive patients basically understand the link between high BP and cardiovascular risk, but wide misconceptions persist, according to data released at the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension.

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