Effects of nifedipine on carotid and femoral arterial wall thickness in previously untreated hypertensive patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Experimental and clinical evidence suggests that calcium-channel blockers may retard the atherosclerotic process after long-term treatment. Whether these effects exist after intermediate-term treatment in hypertensive patients is mainly unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine the 26-week effects of the long-acting calcium-channel blocker nifedipine on… (More)

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