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Blood pressure, vessels and drug intervention: “To help or at least to not harm”


Sudano, Isabella. Blood pressure, vessels and drug intervention: “To help or at least to not harm”. 2011, University of Zurich, Faculty of Medicine.

Abstract

The pathological elevation of arterial blood pressure is one of the most important cardiovascular risk factors deserving a careful monitoring by patients and medical doctors. Dysfunctional vessels and blood pressure values are strictly related in a dangerous vicious circle. When prescribing drugs we should be sure we should keep in mind that beyond their primary effect they could have positive as well negative ancillary effects. Using antihypertensive drugs we should consider not only the blood pressure effect but also check if they modified vascular function; cardiovascular drugs may have beneficial effect in patients with non-cardiovascular disease and last but not least non-cardiovascular drugs may influence the cardiovascular risk profile of our patients.

The pathological elevation of arterial blood pressure is one of the most important cardiovascular risk factors deserving a careful monitoring by patients and medical doctors. Dysfunctional vessels and blood pressure values are strictly related in a dangerous vicious circle. When prescribing drugs we should be sure we should keep in mind that beyond their primary effect they could have positive as well negative ancillary effects. Using antihypertensive drugs we should consider not only the blood pressure effect but also check if they modified vascular function; cardiovascular drugs may have beneficial effect in patients with non-cardiovascular disease and last but not least non-cardiovascular drugs may influence the cardiovascular risk profile of our patients.

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Item Type:Habilitation
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:03 Dec 2012 13:53
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:08

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