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Under Pressure

As a medical student I was taught the CKD hypertension gospel straight from the good book of JNC VII: Thou shalt lower the blood pressure to less than 130/80! This was many years after David Bowe and Freddie…

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Pregnancy and ACE inhibitors

Treating hypertension on pregnancy sometimes feels a little like going back in time. As Nate posted previously, the list of anti-hypertensives that are considered safe in pregnancy is relatively short – first line agents include labetalol, hydralazine, methyldopa…

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Cut out the salt

Cutting back your salt intake is an effective way to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure and decrease your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. The current guidelines suggest that we should reduce our dietary sodium intake to…

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