Failure to reduce cholesterol as explanation for the limited efficacy of antihypertensive treatment in the reduction of coronary heart disease. Evidence from the Hypertension Detection and Follow-up program (1973-1979).


The recent experience of six large trials of antihypertensive therapy has not clearly demonstrated any beneficial effect on the prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). The data from the HDFP study have been analyzed by three cholesterol strata at baseline. The higher the baseline cholesterol levels, the greater the risk for CHD. In hypertensive patients… (More)


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