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The following issues are highlighted: Emphasis is placed on the importance of systolic blood pressure elevations in estimating risk and in determining prognosis. A review of placebo-controlled clinical trials indicates that cardiovascular events are statistically significantly reduced with diuretic- or b blocker-based treatment regimens. The question of(More)
OBJECTIVES This work was done to determine the role of hypertension treatment in the prevention of disease progression, left ventricular hypertrophy and congestive heart failure. BACKGROUND Lowering of blood pressure in hypertensive patients has been reported to reduce morbidity and mortality from strokes and myocardial infarction. Data on primary(More)
Diuretics have again been recommended by the Sixth Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC VI) as one of the first-choice medications in the management of hypertension. This recommendation is based on the results of numerous randomized, diuretic-based, long-term controlled clinical trials that(More)
  • M Moser
  • 1989
Although it is a common belief that all antihypertensive agents are equally effective in reducing blood pressure, there is some evidence to the contrary, both in the general population and when specific patient demographics are considered. In black patients, beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have been shown to be less(More)
BACKGROUND Garlic powder tablets have been reported to lower serum cholesterol levels. There is widespread belief among the general public that garlic powder tablets aid in controlling cholesterol levels. However, much of the prior data demonstrating the cholesterol-lowering effect of garlic tablets involved studies that were inadequately controlled. (More)
  • M Moser
  • 1998
The cost of hypertension treatment can be contained without compromising outcome. National recommendations for the routine diagnostic evaluation of hypertensive subjects do not include echocardiograms or ambulatory monitoring. These are expensive procedures, which, if performed in only a fraction of the total hypertensive population, would add several(More)