Articles matching the ‘Hypertension’ Category

March 20th, 2013

Chlorthalidone Associated with More Electrolyte Problems Than Hydrochlorothiazide

The diuretics chlorthalidone and hydrochlorothiazide are similarly effective at preventing cardiovascular events among older adults with hypertension, but electrolyte abnormalities are more common with chlorthalidone, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Canadian researchers used healthcare databases to identify nearly 30,000 adults over age 65 recently prescribed varying doses of chlorthalidone or hydrochlorothiazide. […]

February 2nd, 2013

European Heart Journal Retracts Main Paper of the Kyoto Heart Study

The 2009 report of the Kyoto Heart Study on the add-on effect of valsartan in hypertension has been retracted with a terse comment by the editors of the European Heart Journal.