doctor, why has my blood pressure gone bad?
I saw a lady in the clinic who asked me this question - she has diabetes and ischaemic heart disease . Her blood pressure has been on average 145/ 85 -90 on perindoril 8mg, amlodipine 10 mg and a small dose of thiazide. Suddenly on home monitoring her BP readings are up to 210 / 120 . Her machine has been tested. she is concordant with her medicines and nothing else has happened in terms of symptoms / medicine changes. Any thoughts? sadian (Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology)
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - May 28, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: sadian Source Type: forums

what do you think of doxazosin?
I saw a gentleman yesterday who has Ischaemic heart disease and hypertension and normally takes ramipril 10mg and amlodipine 10mg for hypertension. He was seen in the renal clinic last week as he now has stage 3 CKD and had a bp recorded at 220 / 90 (don't know if this was a one-off measurement or rechecked by the doctor) and was prescribed doxazosin 4mg. His BP yesterday was about 80 systolic and he has been feeling dizzy funnily enough. What do you think of this clinical hisotry? sadian (Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology)
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - February 26, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: sadian Source Type: forums

What Would You Do For This Diabetic With These ABPM Results?
A 76 years old  man, type 2 diabetic for 10 years, on 1.0 gram of Metformin, HBA1C of 8%, BMI of 28.5, No Microalbuminuria, small right carotid intima thickness but no plaques. He has a healthy Life Style with regular exercises and Diet, taking also 10 mg Atorvastatin, and on Amlodipine 5 mg/day had a 24 hour  Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring requested by his GP because of his Hypertension. These are  the Main Results  Report: - Mean 24 hours Systolic BP: 144 mmHg. - Mean 24 hours Diastolic BP : 84 mmHg. - Mean Systolic Daytime BP: 146 mmHg. - Mean Night time Systolic BP 142 mmHg. - Mean Day...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - October 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Joey Rio Source Type: forums

What Would You Do For This Diabetic With This ABPM Results?
A 76 years old  man, type 2 diabetic for 10 years, on 1.0 gram of Metformin, HBA1C of 8%, BMI of 28.5, No Microalbuminuria, small right carotid intima thickness but no plaques. He has a healthy Life Style with regular exercises and Diet, takink also 10 mg Atorvastatin, and on Amlodipine 5 mg/day had a 24 hour  Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring requested by his GP because of his Hypertension. This are  the Main Results  Report: - Mean 24 hours Systolic BP: 144 mmHg. - Mean 24 hours Diastolic BP : 84 mmHg. - Mean Systolic Daytime BP: 146 mmHg. - Mean Night time Systolic BP 142 mmHg. - Mean Dayt...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - October 11, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Joey Rio Source Type: forums