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Swapnil Hiremath, MD, MPH, FASN
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ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0010-3416

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Don’t change blood pressure medication because of fear of COVID-19
April 17, 2020 - Viruses get inside our cells by latching onto specific proteins on the cell surface. In the case of COVID-19, the virus latches onto a protein that normally controls blood pressure. In fact, common blood pressure medications increase the level of ...
Potassium for high blood pressure? Study to test dietary alternatives to medication
November 13, 2019 - Drs. Swapnil Hiremath and Marcel Ruzicka are leading a clinical trial to identify the best way for people with high blood pressure to eat more potassium on a regular basis.
New scientist profile: Dr. Swapnil Hiremath harnesses science to bust medical myths
January 29, 2019 - Dr. Swapnil Hiremath is inspired by his patients to uncover the truth behind medical dogma. For example, he played a lead role in busting the myth that contrast dye should never be used in medical imaging in people with serious kidney disease. He ...
Study finds large number of home blood pressure monitors are inaccurate
July 13, 2016 - A retrospective study led by Dr. Swapnil Hiremath found that almost a third of the home blood pressure monitors used by patients at The Ottawa Hospital were inaccurate. Home blood pressure devices are typically validated by the manufacturer based
Another great year for the Kidney Research Centre
January 13, 2016 - The Kidney Research Centre has just released its Annual Report for 2014-2015. The group published more than 60 manuscripts with the goal of improving prevention, detection and treatment of kidney disease. Their research spans basic to clinical, f