TITLE

Hypertension: Which drugs to choose for patients with cardiovascular disease

AUTHOR(S)
Wexler, Randy; Feldman, David
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Apr2006, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p291
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
20417011

 

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