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The polypill, a combination pill taken just once a day that includes key medications for secondary prevention of heart disease, may be an effective low-cost strategy to improve adherence to medication recommendations and reduce costs.
Rethinking the approach to treating high blood pressure with medication could prevent over one-fourth of heart attacks and strokes, as well as lower the overall use of medication, according to a new study in the journal Circulation.
Researchers have found that routine general health checks, which have become common practice in some countries, do not reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Many patients with type 2 diabetes may be aspirin resistant.
The current "watch-and-wait" approach to high blood pressure readings in younger people may set patients on a course for irreversible heart damage.
A new study in today’s New England Journal of Medicine reports that while an individual’s risk of heart disease may be low in the next five or 10 years, the lifetime risk could still be very high, findings that could have implications for both clinical practice and public health policy.
Newly diagnosed diabetes and hypertension patients may have more time to learn how to control their high blood pressure without medications.
E-counselling can significantly lower blood pressure, improve lifestyle and enhance quality of life.
A major new international study involving researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital has revealed that aspirin, statins, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors are prescribed far too infrequently.
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