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Calcium-channel blockers and hypertension

Ali Hammad

in Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199547579
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199547579.003.0013

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Calcium-channel blockers and hypertension

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Calcium-channel blockers are a diverse group of drugs that are very effective in lowering blood pressure. Clinical trials have shown that their use results in improved cardiovascular outcomes in patients at high cardiovascular risk. Current guidelines recommend that these agents be used as first-line drugs in the treatment of hypertension. They are generally well tolerated.

Chapter.  2183 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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