Hypertension: Which drugs to choose for patients with cardiovascular disease

Wexler, Randy; Feldman, David
April 2006
Journal of Family Practice;Apr2006, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p291
Academic Journal
The article presents recommendations for treating patients with cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, coronary artery disease and stroke. Hypertension is linked to heart failure cases, heart attacks and first-time strokes. A study was conducted that aims to identify a drug that will help reduce morbidity and mortality for patients with cardiac disorder. The results of the meta-analysis of 29 randomized trials in the Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists' Collaboration Trial are also presented. Some of the drugs mentioned are beta-blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. INSET: Taking JNC-7 to heart.


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