n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Aspirin and warfarin - no better than aspirin alone : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... Quality of life is a relevant measure of clinical efficacy and is important for achieving optimum compliance with antihypertensive treatment. The highly effective antihypertensive agent and specific ?1-blocker, bisoprolol (Concor) has recently been shown in a double-blind study in elderly hypertensive patients to achieve improvement in mood states.1 Patients, assessed at 24 weeks by the profile mood states, experienced a significant improvement in tension/anxiety, anger/ hostility, vigour/activity and confusion/ bewilderment scores. In the study patients were randomly given either bisoprolol (5 mg daily) or nifedipine retard (40 mg daily). These doses could be doubled to achieve the target diastolic pressure ..

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