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Picking Right Blood Pressure Medicine Challenging
The work is controversial, challenging today's usual approach to treating the hypertension that plagues nearly one in three U.S. adults.
Now a trio of studies shows some drug combinations work better for certain populations - and raises the possibility that measuring blood levels of a hormone involved in hypertension might help optimize some people's care.
The big surprise: Taking a drug that's a poor match to that hormone level may not just fail to work, it sometimes can trigger a jump in blood pressure.
Source: Associated Press.