Aug 15, 2018 - Beginning antihypertensive treatment when the systolic blood pressure is greater than 140 mm Hg delays death and prevents major cardiovascular events in some persons without preexisting heart disease; in patients with existing heart disease, it prevents further events, but does not ...
American Family Physician : POEMs
Oct 15, 2016 - ACE inhibitors reduce the risk of progression to macroalbuminuria in normotensive patients with microalbuminuria and type 1 diabetes mellitus.
American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries
Oct 1, 2015 - High-dose calcium supplementation (i.e., at least 1,000 mg per day) during pregnancy reduces the risk of developing hypertension and preeclampsia. The most significant risk reduction occurs in women at risk of hypertensive disorders and those with low-calcium diets.
American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians
Jun 15, 2009 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults 18 years and older.
American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Jun 15, 2009 - Case study: A.R. is a healthy 30-year-old man who recently obtained health insurance through his new job. His last physical examination was more than 10 years ago. Because you are a friend and a family physician, he asks you whether he should have his blood pressure checked.
American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice
Mar 15, 2006 - Amlodipine/atorvastatin offers no added benefit in safety, tolerability, or effectiveness over amlodipine and atorvastatin taken separately. It has not been shown to improve mortality or morbidity in patients who have hypertension with or without dyslipidemia. The only potential ...
American Family Physician : STEPS
Mar 1, 1999 - Both isolated systolic hypertension (>140 mm Hg/<90 mm Hg) and systolic/diastolic hypertension (>140 mm Hg/>90 mm Hg) are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Specific antihypertensive drug therapy is available if lifestyle interventions fail to reduce blood ...
American Family Physician : Article