Chlorthalidone versus hydrochlorothiazide: a tale of tortoises and a hare.

@article{Kaplan2011ChlorthalidoneVH,
  title={Chlorthalidone versus hydrochlorothiazide: a tale of tortoises and a hare.},
  author={Norman M. Kaplan},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={994-5}
}
Chlorthalidone (CTD) is the best diuretic for the treatment of hypertension, both in blood pressure–lowering efficacy and, most importantly, in prevention of hypertensionrelated morbidity and mortality. Despite this fact, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) has been and continues to be by far the most frequently prescribed diuretic in the United States.1 Even among patients with resistant hypertension, where a more potent diuretic is especially needed, CTD is chosen in only 3% of patients.2 There are… CONTINUE READING
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