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Cohort study: Adding a new antihypertensive to existing regimens is associated with greater blood pressure reductions than maximizing dose.

6 Oct, 2021 | 09:57h | UTC

Adding a New Medication Versus Maximizing Dose to Intensify Hypertension Treatment in Older Adults: A Prospective Observational Study – Annals of Internal Medicine

News release: When blood pressure needs more control, what’s better: An additional drug or more of the same? – Michigan Medicine

Commentary: Adding an antihypertensive to existing regimens associated with greater BP reduction than maximizing dose, with some caveats in adherence – ACP Internist

Related: #ESCCongress – RCT: Initial hypertension treatment with a single pill with 4 drugs at quarter doses (irbesartan 37.5 mg, amlodipine 1.25 mg, indapamide 0.625 mg, and bisoprolol 2.5 mg) achieved better BP lowering vs. standard monotherapy (irbesartan 150 mg).


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