Antihypertensive efficacy and safety of perindopril in mild-to-moderate essential hypertension: results of a double-blind multicenter study versus atenolol.

A 3-month double-blind multicenter trial compared the efficacy and safety of perindopril, a new angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, with atenolol in mild-to-moderate essential hypertension. A total of 190 patients, 49 of whom were diabetic, entered the perindopril-atenolol comparison. Of these, 163 had been previously treated and had a 4-week run… CONTINUE READING