Jan N. Lessem

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Calcium-channel antagonists and beta-adrenergic blocking agents have become important modalities in the cardiovascular therapeutic armamentarium. These drugs are often administered as monotherapy to a wide range of cardiological patients with angina pectoris, hypertension, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and other diseases. Since within each class(More)
The search for the ideal antihypertensive drug is ongoing. Since hypertension initially is a relatively symptom-free disease, it is important that any agent developed be not only efficacious but also safe, with minimal side effects. Additionally such a drug should ideally possess both primary and secondary cardiovascular preventive properties. This review(More)
Risk factors in elderly hypertensives: Recent large-scale clinical trials have shown that antihypertensive treatment in the elderly produces meaningful reductions in strokes and other cardiovascular events. However, the treatment of hypertension in older patients is often complicated by the presence of concomitant disorders. Clinical and silent myocardial(More)
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