Tuesday, June 19, 2007

2007 American Society of Hypertension Meeting Roundup

American Society of Hypertension

Chicago, IL • May 19 - May 22, 2007

ASH: Dual-drug Treatment Accomplishes Blood Pressure Control (CME/CE) CHICAGO -- Initiating treatment with a combination of anti-hypertensive drugs gets 75% of patients’ blood pressures under control, researchers reported here.

ASH: DASH Diet Gets No Respect from Hypertensive Patients (CME/CE) CHICAGO -- The DASH diet plan apparently has not caught on among hypertensive patients. In fact, the percentage of patients adhering to DASH plummeted after the diet was incorporated in national guidelines.

ASH: More Proves Better in Treating Hypertension (CME/CE) CHICAGO -- Fixed combination doses of a calcium-channel blocker and an angiotensin-receptor blocker appear to improve hypertension treatment, researchers said here.

ASH: Obesity Linked to Diastolic Hypertension Subtypes (CME/CE) CHICAGO -- Obesity appears to be associated with an increased risk of diastolic rather than systolic hypertension subtypes, researchers said here.

ASH: Abbreviation at the Core of Choice of Diuretics (CME/CE) CHICAGO -- For the lack of a convenient abbreviation, a diuretic with a good track record for hypertension is often spurned on prescription pads, said researchers here.

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