[Acute treatment of arterial hypertension using calcium antagonists: comparison between diltiazem and nifedipine].


Calcium antagonists have been used for the acute treatment of hypertension. Among these compounds, diltiazem induces the least tachycardia in response to acute administration. The effects of this agent, in a dose of 0.3 mg/kg given intravenously, on arterial pressure, heart rate and plasma renin activity were assessed in 10 patients with benign moderate to… (More)