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Polypill may help prevent cardiovascular disease in patients 50 years and older

Researchers have found that so-called cardiovascular “polypills” may be effective as primary therapy to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients aged 50 years and older. “This is an important study but should not be considered as proof of concept, as the authors themselves have acknowledged several limitations, including lack of… 

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Study results make the case for quick titration of antihypertensive drugs to lower blood pressure

Patients who take their blood pressure (BP) medication as prescribed can reach maximum BP efficacy within a few weeks of starting therapy, according to a recent meta-analysis. Knowing this early can help you determine whether a new BP medication is working or not, so that you can try another agent… 

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