Drug treatment of hypertension: implications of ALLHAT.

  title={Drug treatment of hypertension: implications of ALLHAT.},
  author={Bryan P Williams},
  volume={89 6},
The presentation and publication of the primary results of the antihypertensive and lipid lowering treatment to prevent heart attack trial (ALLHAT) has generated much interest and opinion. This is because (1) ALLHAT is the largest ever study of antihypertensive therapy; (2) ALLHAT addressed the commercially sensitive issue of appropriate first line therapy for hypertension; and (3) the initial presentation of the results led to some controversial conclusions. ALLHAT was designed to compare the… CONTINUE READING