Regression of left ventricular mass by antihypertensive treatment: a meta-analysis of randomized comparative studies.

@article{Fagard2009RegressionOL,
  title={Regression of left ventricular mass by antihypertensive treatment: a meta-analysis of randomized comparative studies.},
  author={Robert H. Fagard and Hilde Celis and Lutgarde Thijs and Stijn Wouters},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={1084-91}
}
Blood pressure-lowering therapy reduces left ventricular mass, but the question of whether differences exist among drug classes has not been fully resolved. Our aim was to compare the effects of diuretics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers on left ventricular mass regression in patients with hypertension on the basis of prospective, randomized comparative studies. We performed meta-analyses, involving pooled… CONTINUE READING
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