Efficacy of different drug classes used to initiate antihypertensive treatment in black subjects: results of a randomized trial in Johannesburg, South Africa.

@article{Sareli2001EfficacyOD,
  title={Efficacy of different drug classes used to initiate antihypertensive treatment in black subjects: results of a randomized trial in Johannesburg, South Africa.},
  author={Pinhas Sareli and Ivelin V Radevski and Zdravka P Valtchanova and Elena N Libhaber and Geoffrey P. Candy and Elly M Den Hond and Carlos D. Libhaber and Daniel Skudicky and J. George Wang and Jan A Staessen},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 7},
  pages={965-71}
}
BACKGROUND Thiazides are recommended to initiate antihypertensive drug treatment in black subjects. OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy of this recommendation in a South African black cohort. METHODS Men and women (N = 409), aged 18 to 70 years, with a mean ambulatory daytime diastolic blood pressure between 90 and 114 mm Hg, were randomized to 13 months of open-label treatment starting with the nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system (30 mg/d, n = 233), sustained-release verapamil… CONTINUE READING

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