Cardiovascular prevention and blood pressure reduction: a quantitative overview updated until 1 March 2003.

@article{Staessen2003CardiovascularPA,
  title={Cardiovascular prevention and blood pressure reduction: a quantitative overview updated until 1 March 2003.},
  author={Jan A Staessen and Jiguang Wang and Lutgarde Thijs},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={1055-76}
}
BACKGROUND In a meta-analysis published in October 2001, we reported that new and old classes of antihypertensive drugs had similar long-term efficacy and safety. Furthermore, we observed that in clinical trials in hypertensive or high-risk patients gradients in systolic pressure accounted for most differences in outcome. OBJECTIVE To test whether our previous conclusions would hold, we updated our quantitative overview with new information from 14 clinical trials presented before 1 March… CONTINUE READING

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