A meta-analysis of the effects of treatment on left ventricular mass in essential hypertension.

@article{Klingbeil2003AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of the effects of treatment on left ventricular mass in essential hypertension.},
  author={Arnfried U Klingbeil and Markus Schneider and Peter Martus and Franz H. Messerli and Roland E Schmieder},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={41-6}
}
PURPOSE Antihypertensive medications have different effects on left ventricular mass. We conducted a meta-analysis of double-blind trials that measured the effects of antihypertensive therapy on left ventricular mass. METHODS Medical databases and review articles were screened for double-blind, randomized controlled trials (through September 2002) that reported the effects of diuretics, beta-blockers, calcium antagonists, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or angiotensin II… CONTINUE READING
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