October 18, 2017

Information for Those Being Treated for High Blood Pressure with Thiazide Diuretics

Since many who have atrial fibrillation also have high blood pressure, this interesting new study out of Vanderbilt University Medical Center may be of value to know about.

This study finds that, contrary to the current U.S. hypertension guidelines, thiazide diuretics need to be combined with “potassium-sparing” drugs to reduce sudden cardiac death risk.

Read Caution for Those Being Treated for High Blood Pressure

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