Calcium channel blockade to prevent stroke in hypertension: a meta-analysis of 13 studies with 103,793 subjects.

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BACKGROUND The possibility that specific antihypertensive treatments may prevent the occurrence of stroke more effectively than other treatments remains unproved. We undertook a meta-analysis to assess whether calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are associated with a lesser risk of stroke as compared with other antihypertensive drugs. METHODS Through Medline… (More)

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@article{Angeli2004CalciumCB, title={Calcium channel blockade to prevent stroke in hypertension: a meta-analysis of 13 studies with 103,793 subjects.}, author={Fabio Angeli and Paolo Verdecchia and Gian Paolo Reboldi and Roberto Gattobigio and Maurizio Bentivoglio and Jan A Staessen and Carlo Porcellati}, journal={American journal of hypertension}, year={2004}, volume={17 9}, pages={817-22} }