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Hypertension

26 August 2010

In Some Patients, Hypertension Meds Raise Blood Pressure

Finding true for "significant" percentage of people, researchers say

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"Every clinician knows that there's a variation in response to antihypertensive treatment, and that some patients will have an elevation in blood pressure," study author Dr. Michael Alderman, a professor of epidemiology & population health and of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a former president of the American Society of Hypertension, said in a news release from the society. "The latter phenomenon is generally attributed to patients' failure to take their medications or to a random event. But these data show that it's not a random event."

 

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Dr Jacomien de Villiers qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria in 1995. She worked at various clinics at the Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, these include General Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiology. She has run a private practice since 2001, as well as a consultant post at the Endocrine Clinic of Steve Biko Hospital.

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