Treatment of hypertension in athletes: An evidence-based review

Chad Alan Asplund

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Abstract

Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular condition in adults. It is also very common in athletes. When lifestyle changes fail, medications may be needed for the treatment of hypertension. When choosing a drug for antihypertensive therapy, providers should choose an agent that has favorable effects on blood pressure and minimal detrimental hemodynamic change during exercise. Evidence supports that the medications with the most favorable effects are angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, α-blockers, and cardiac-selective β-blockers. The effects of diuretics are less desirable, and nonselective β-blockers should be a last choice for hypertensive patients who are physically active.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Athletes
Hypertension
Calcium Channel Blockers
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Diuretics
Life Style
Hemodynamics
Exercise
Blood Pressure
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Antihypertensive agents
  • Athletes
  • Exercise
  • Hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Treatment of hypertension in athletes : An evidence-based review. / Asplund, Chad Alan.

In: Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.04.2010, p. 37-44.

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Asplund, Chad Alan. / Treatment of hypertension in athletes : An evidence-based review. In: Physician and Sportsmedicine. 2010 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 37-44.
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