Calcium antagonists: effects on cardio-renal risk in hypertensive patients.

@article{Nathan2005CalciumAE,
  title={Calcium antagonists: effects on cardio-renal risk in hypertensive patients.},
  author={Sandeep Nathan and Carl J Pepine and George L Bakris},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={637-42}
}
Calcium antagonists comprise 2 main subclasses, dihydropyridines and nondihydropyridines, and have been studied extensively in hypertensive patients. Early meta-analyses suggested that short-acting calcium antagonists were associated with higher mortality rates resulting from cardiovascular events and other etiologies. Recent meta-analyses failed to show any substantive difference between long acting calcium antagonists and other antihypertensive drug classes with regard to cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING
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