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The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of losartan as compared with amlodipine, both associated with amiodarone, in preventing the recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in hypertensive patients with a history of recent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Two hundred and fifty mild hypertensive (SBP > 140 mm Hg and/or DBP > 90 < 100 mm Hg) outpatients(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) vs lisinopril/HCTZ combination on ambulatory blood pressure and cognitive function in elderly hypertensive patients. A total of 160 patients, 76 men and 84 women, aged 61-75 years, with sitting diastolic blood pressure (DBP)>90 mmHg and <110 mmHg and systolic blood(More)
The aim of this open-labelled, randomised, parallel-group study was to evaluate the effect of long-term monotherapy with manidipine or lisinopril on albumin excretion rate (AER) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in hypertensive patients with type-2 diabetes and microalbuminuria. After a 4-week wash-out period, 174 patients with essential hypertension(More)
The aim of this prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded endpoint (PROBE) study was to compare the antihypertensive efficacy of 2 angiotensin II (AII) receptor antagonists with different pharmacologic profiles, valsartan and olmesartan, in patients with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension. After an initial 2-week washout period, 114 patients (64(More)
INTRODUCTION The modulation of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) is an important pathway in managing high blood pressure, and its overexpression plays a key role in target end-organ damage. Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) with unique pharmacologic properties, including the longest half-life among all ARBs; this leads to(More)
To assess the prevalence of an impaired diurnal blood pressure (BP) pattern in a population of both normotensive and hypertensive diabetics, noninvasive ambulatory BP monitoring (SpaceLabs 5200, Redmond, WA) was performed in 96 outpatients with type 2 diabetes (47 normotensives and 48 hypertensives) and in 103 control subjects without diabetes (50(More)
Achieving blood pressure (BP) targets in stage 2 hypertension usually requires two or more drugs, which should be selected from different classes. This study compared the efficacy and tolerability of amlodipine/valsartan with amlodipine in patients with stage 2 hypertension. In this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, 8-week study, 646 patients with(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects on blood pressure of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 12.5 mg added to valsartan 160 mg or to olmesartan 20 mg in hypertensive patients. After a 2-wk placebo period, 130 patients, aged 35 to 75 y, with diastolic blood pressure (DBP) >or=99 and 110 mm Hg were randomly assigned to olmesartan 20 mg once daily or to(More)
AIMS To compare the effects of losartan and amlodipine on myocardial structure and function in hypertensive patients with Type 2 diabetes and left ventricular hypertrophy. METHODS After a 4-week placebo period, patients were randomized to losartan 50 mg (n = 90) or amlodipine 5 mg (n = 91) for 12 months, with a doubling of the dose in patients who did not(More)
OBJECTIVE This post hoc analysis evaluated the efficacy and safety of triple therapy with amlodipine/valsartan+hydrochlorothiazide (Aml/Val+HCTZ) vs dual therapy with Aml+HCTZ in stage 2 hypertensive patients. METHODS The analysis included patients from an eight-week, multicenter, double-blind study, randomized to Aml/Val 10/160 mg or Aml 10 mg groups,(More)