Renal protection and antihypertensive drugs: current status.

The renal protective effect of antihypertensive drugs is linked to 2 mechanisms. First, reduction in blood pressure (BP) is a fundamental prerequisite common to all antihypertensive drugs. The exact definition of the level to which BP should be reduced remains to be established, although there is some evidence that BP should be reduced below 130/85 mm Hg in… (More)