Xuezhong Zhang

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OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of stroke and other cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients receiving a low-dose diuretic and low-dose calcium antagonist combination with those receiving low-dose diuretic monotherapy, and assess the effects of a small blood pressure difference at achieved levels lower than those achieved in previous(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The SBP values to be achieved by antihypertensive therapy in order to maximize reduction of cardiovascular outcomes are unknown; neither is it clear whether in patients with a previous cardiovascular event, the optimal values are lower than in the low-to-moderate risk hypertensive patients, or a more cautious blood pressure (BP)(More)
AIMS Major guidelines recommend lowering systolic blood pressure (SBP) to <140 mmHg in all hypertensives, but evidence is missing whether this is beneficial in (i) uncomplicated hypertensives, (ii) grade 1 hypertensives, and (iii) elderly hypertensives. Providing this missing evidence is important to justify efforts and costs of aggressive therapy in all(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES It is well established by a large number of randomized controlled trials that lowering blood pressure (BP) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by drugs are powerful means to reduce stroke incidence, but the optimal BP and LDL-C levels to be achieved are largely uncertain. Concerning BP targets, two hypotheses are being(More)
BACKGROUND In antihypertensive treatment trials, when randomized therapies do not reach target, additional drugs are administered. However, patients requiring (add-on) or not requiring add-on therapy (no-add-on) may be at different cardiovascular risk and differently susceptible to benefits of antihypertensive treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS The Felodipine(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The added cardiovascular risk conferred by risk factors or diseases accompanying hypertension has been investigated in Caucasian patients, and much less is known in Chinese patients. Furthermore, the residual risk persisting in hypertensive patients, despite blood pressure (BP) reduction, due to accompanying conditions has never(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper arm blood pressure monitor Andon KD595 for home blood pressure monitoring according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were sequentially measured in 33 participants using(More)
OBJECTIVE There is some debate as to optimal BP goals with antihypertensive treatment derived mostly in post-hoc analysis of large trials. Because there was limited number of subjects and outcomes within the larger study which may cloud the analytical accuracy of the findings. We suggest a new method to estimate the J-curve. DESIGN AND METHOD Felodipine(More)