Black men with kidney disease and high blood pressure are more likely than others to not have their blood pressure under control, which could worsen their kidney disease.
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In people with high blood pressure as part of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that increases the risk for heart disease, diuretics offer greater protection against cardiovascular disease.
FDA has approved Bystolic (nebivolol) for the treatment of high blood pressure.
Elderly black women who use spirituality might be more successful adhering to a hypertension regimen.
Hypertension treatment and control among patients who have been hospitalized for heart failure varies significantly by race and gender.
Two common classes of blood pressure medications are equally effective at controlling high blood pressure.
FDA has approved Daiichi Sankyo's AZOR (amlodipine and olmesartan medoxomil) for the treatment of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. AZOR is a convenient, once daily, single tablet combination of amlodipine, the number one prescribed calcium channel blocker (CCB) on the market, and olmesartan medoxomil, the active ingredient in Benicar, which is the fastest growing angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).