Review: Atenolol may be ineffective for reducing cardiovascular morbidity or all-cause mortality in primary hypertension

May 2005
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p59
Academic Journal
This article cites a medical study which states that atenolol may be ineffective for reducing cardiovascular morbidity or all-cause mortality in primary hypertension. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were done that assessed the effect of atenolol (as the sole first-line drug in one of the treatment groups) on cardiovascular morbidity or mortality in patients with primary hypertension. Studies were also required to have predefined criteria for myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiovascular death.


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