Beta-blockade in the primary prevention of coronary heart disease in hypertensive patients. Review of present evidence.


The aim of this review is to present an overview of the results of randomized primary preventive trials with beta-blockers in patients with hypertension. For statistical and biological reasons, any preventive effect on coronary events is hard to demonstrate in women in these primary preventive trials because of the low incidence of coronary events in middle… (More)


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