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Thursday, May 30, 2019

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Women taking blood pressure drugs were 31% MORE likely to die from cardiovascular disease

Older women with hypertension who were taking blood pressure drugs were 31% were more likely to die from cardiovascular disease alone than women with hypertension not taking blood pressure drugs even though their average systolic pressure was 12 points lower (137 vs 149 mm Hg) according to a 2004 study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 30, 2019 10:09 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 31, 2009

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Women taking a diuretic plus a beta blocker were 21% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease

Women taking a diuretic plus a beta blocker were 21% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women taking NO blood pressure medicines even though the average systolic pressure was 15 points LOWER in the drug group than the no drug group (134 mm Hg vs 149 mm Hg) according to a 2004 study.


To say this the other way, women taking NO blood pressure drugs were 18% LESS likely to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women taking a diuretic plus a beta blocker.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 12:32 pm | [0] comments

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Women taking a diuretic pus an ACE Inhibitor were 12% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease

Women taking a diuretic plus an ACE inhibitor were 12% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women taking NO blood pressure medicines even though the average systolic pressure was 16 points LOWER in the drug group than the no drug group (133 mm Hg vs 149 mm Hg) according to a 2004 study.


To say this the other way, women taking NO blood pressure drugs were 11% LESS likely to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women taking a diuretic plus an ACE inhibitor.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 7:32 am | [0] comments

Friday, August 14, 2009

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Women taking a diuretic + calcium channel blocker 136% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease

Women taking a diuretic plus a calcium channel blocker were 2.4 times MORE likely (136% more likely) to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women taking NO blood pressure medicines even though the average systolic pressure was 11 points LOWER in the drug group than the no drug group (138 mm Hg vs 149 mm Hg) according to a 2004 study.


To say this the other way, women taking NO blood pressure medicines were 58% LESS likely to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women taking a diuretic plus a calcium channel blocker.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 14, 2009 10:43 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Women on calcium channel blockers were 74% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease

Women taking a calcium channel blocker were 74% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women taking NO blood pressure drugs even though the average systolic pressure was 10 points LOWER in the drug group than the no drug group (139 mm Hg vs 149 mm Hg) according to a 2004 study.


To say this the other way, women taking NO blood pressure medicines were 43% LESS likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the 5.9 year follow-up than women taking a calcium channel blocker.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 8:26 am | [0] comments

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Women taking an ACE Inhibitor 4% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease than women on NO drugs

Women taking an ACE Inhibitor were 4% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the 5.9 year follow-up than women taking NO blood pressure medicines even though the average systolic pressure was 12 points LOWER in the drug group than the no drug group (137 mm Hg vs 149 mm Hg) according to a 2004 study.

To say this the other way, women taking NO blood pressure medicines were 4% LESS likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the 5.9 year follow-up than women taking an ACE Inhibitor. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 7:10 am | [0] comments

Saturday, August 08, 2009

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Women taking a diuretic were 9% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease than with no drugs

Women, 50- to 79-years-old with high blood pressure and no history of cardiovascular disease, who were taking a diuretic to lower their blood pressure were 9% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women of the same age who also had hypertension but were taking NO blood pressure medicines even though the average systolic pressure was 13 points LOWER in the drug group than the NO drug group (136 mm Hg vs 149 mm Hg) according to a 2004 study.


Let me say this the other way.


Older women with hypertension who were NOT taking blood pressure drugs were 8% LESS likely to die of cardiovascular disease during a 5.9 year follow-up than women of the same age who were taking a diuretic even though the average systolic pressure of the women taking NO blood pressure medicines was 13 points HIGHER than those taking a diuretic (149 mm Hg vs 136 mm Hg).

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Aug 08, 2009 11:11 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS

Women taking a beta blocker were 15% LESS likely to die of cardiovascular disease than with no drugs

Women taking a beta blocker were 15% less likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the 5.9 year follow-up than women taking NO blood pressure medicines according to a 2004 study.

The average systolic pressure was 11 points LOWER in the drug group than the no drug group (136 mm Hg vs 149 mm Hg).

To say this the other way, women taking women taking NO blood pressure medicines were 17% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the 5.9 year follow-up than women taking a beta blocker.

(YouTube videos are limited to 10 minutes, so I had to split the video into 2 parts.) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 05, 2009 5:19 pm | [0] comments
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