Optimal Timing of Blood Pressure Medication: Insight Into Chronotherapy for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction (BBC News / EHJ / Bazian)


Results from the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial suggest that blood pressure medicines may be more effective at lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of heart attacks and / or stroke, when taken at bedtime.

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Roberts, M. (2019). Blood pressure pills ‘work better at bedtime’. London: BBC Health News, October 23rd 2019.

This relates to:

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Hermida, RC. Crespo, JJ. Domínguez-Sardiña, M. [et al]; Hygia Project Investigators (2019). Bedtime hypertension treatment improves cardiovascular risk reduction: the Hygia Chronotherapy Trial. European Heart Journal. October 22nd 2019. [Epub ahead of print].

There is a critical appraisal / commentary on this research:

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Could blood pressure tablets be more effective if taken at bedtime? London: NHS Digital Behind the Headlines, October 24th 2019.

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