Nifedipine and mortality risk in the elderly: relevance of drug formulation, dose and duration.

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PURPOSE This study examines the risk of all-cause and cardiac-related mortality associated with calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and other antihypertensives/diuretics compared with beta-blockers among an elderly cohort. We explored variations in mortality risk according to CCB formulation, dose and duration of use. METHODS Data are from the clinical sample… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1557(200001/02)9:1<11::AID-PDS468>3.0.CO;2-U

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