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Antihypertensive Recall: What You Should Know

Antihypertensive Recall: What You Should Know

Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are commonly used to treat hypertension, heart failure and diabetic nephropathy. Following months of evaluation by the FDA, some ARB products were found to contain NMDA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) and NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine)....
Barbershop-Managed Hypertension

Barbershop-Managed Hypertension

Non-hispanic black men have a higher rate of hypertension-related death than any other racial group in the US. In a recent study involving 52 black-owned barbershops in the Los Angeles area, barbers encouraged their regular black male customers (35 - 79 years old) to...
What do the blood pressure numbers mean?

What do the blood pressure numbers mean?

From The Rx Patient Connection Q: What do the blood pressure numbers mean? A: Blood pressure has 2 measurements. The first number is the “systolic” pressure, which occurs as the heart pumps blood into the arteries throughout your body. The second measurement is...
Hypertension Update 2018

Hypertension Update 2018

This issue will bring you up to date on the recent guidelines for the management of hypertension in adults. Key Takeaways: • Two guidelines, two definitions of hypertension: The 2017 ACC/AHA guideline defines stage 1 hypertension as a BP of 130/80 mmHg or above. In...