n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Progress and stroke - it's time to translate evidence into action : drug trends in cardiology
|Article Title||Progress and stroke - it's time to translate evidence into action : drug trends in cardiology|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Sep 2002|
|Pages||266 - 267|
Extracted from text ... Progress and stroke - it's time to translate evidence into action Several clinical trials have shown that lowering blood pressure with a range of drugs, including ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, diuretics and beta-blockers, will reduce the risk of the initial, primary stroke in hypertensive patients. This benefit extends to both the elderly and those individuals with only mild, or stage I hypertension. Until recently, however, there was no really convincing evidence that lowering blood pressure would decrease the incidence of recurrent or secondary stroke in patients with confirmed cerebrovascular disease. This uncertainty has now been largely resolved by PROGRESS ..
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