Blood pressure lowering efficacy of diuretics as second-line therapy for primary hypertension.

@article{Chen2009BloodPL,
  title={Blood pressure lowering efficacy of diuretics as second-line therapy for primary hypertension.},
  author={Jenny Mh Chen and Balraj S Heran and James M. Wright},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={
          CD007187
        }
}
BACKGROUND Diuretics are widely prescribed for hypertension not only as a first-line drug but also as a second-line drug. Therefore, it is essential to determine the effects of diuretics on blood pressure (BP), heart rate and withdrawals due to adverse effects (WDAEs) when given as a second-line drug. OBJECTIVES To quantify the additional reduction in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of diuretic therapy as a second-line drug in patients with primary… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 17 CITATIONS

Meeting new challenges with antiplatelet therapy in primary care.

VIEW 5 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED