Aerobic Training Boosts the Power of Antihypertensive Drugs

Aerobic exercise augments the blood pressure-lowering effect of antihypertensive medication in hypertensive individuals with metabolic syndrome. In a small study, these patients experienced a greater reduction in their ambulatory blood pressure when they added aerobic exercise to their therapeutic regimen, compared with when they just took antihypertensive meds alone. The…

High-Risk US Adults May Not Consistently Wear Masks

(Reuters) – Most U.S. adults with chronic medical conditions know they face higher odds of severe COVID-19 but that does not mean they avoid high-risk behaviors, survey data suggest. In late 2020, researchers asked nearly 6,000 participants in the Understanding America Study about their perceived risks from the new coronavirus,…

New Guidance on Personalized Exercise for BP Control

Recommendations for prescribing exercise to control high blood pressure have been put forward by various medical organizations and expert panels, but finding the bandwidth to craft personalized exercise training for their patients poses a challenge for clinicians. Now, European cardiology societies have issued a consensus statement that offers an algorithm…