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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.

Risk of High BP Linked to Uric Acid, Study Says

Serum uric acid is strongly associated with hypertension in African Americans, suggesting that a simple blood test could predict risk, and that treatments to lower uric acid may be a novel way to reduce hypertension-related complications in this patient population, researchers say.

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