List of best blood pressure treatments compiled

27 May 2015

A report of the best and safest treatments to lower blood pressure for patients with kidney disease and diabetes has been published for the first time.

The author, Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer from the University of Otago, published the findings in the Lancet journal.

Along with an international team, she used innovative statistical analysis to compare hundreds of research studies on the effectiveness of drugs designed to lower blood pressure.

This is important as diabetes and kidney disease are at epidemic proportions and a common treatment for those with diabetes and kidney disease is blood-pressure-lowering drugs. However, there are a vast number of treatment options. 

There are also hundreds of research studies to show the effectiveness of drugs or combinations, making it difficult for people to determine the best available treatment.

Associate Professor Palmer's paper is the first to compare all drug options, and combinations of commonly used drugs, against each other. 

Posted by Edward Bartel

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