Borderline hypertension with hypercholesterolemiaCreated by:
I have a number of patients presenting with borderline hypertension accompanied by hypercholesterolemia. Hence, I started them with anti-hypertensive drugs and statin (rosuvastatin). I observed that after around 3 to 4 months of using the said combination of drugs, the blood pressure drops significantly that I resort to removing the anti-hypertensive drugs and retaining the statin. To my surprise, the blood pressure of said patients never rose again and stayed at normal level. Thus, in patients like these, have a close follow-up because there is a time that the blood pressure dips, and you need to stop the anti-hypertensive drugs, retaining only the statin at minimal dose. Lately, some literatures have been coming out and reporting that statins tend to improve the endothelium-dependent dilation of both coronary and peripheral arteries, leading to reduction in blood pressure. This explains my observations, and we need to be aware of this previously “unseen” beneficial effect of statins.