n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - New Premier study suggests Preterax(R) as a first-line antihypertensive : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... New Premier study suggests Preterax(r) as a first-line antihypertensive Once a patient has been diagnosed with essential hypertension, and lifestyle changes have proven less than satisfactory, the physician needs to make a decision as to which anti-hypertensive agent to use initially. In hypertensive patients without other cardiovascular risk factors, monotherapy is the likely first option. However, hypertension is frequently exacerbated by other cardiovascular risk factors, including type 2 diabetes and albuminuria.1 Both of these co-existing risk factors are associated with a poor cardiovascular and renal outcome. A number of studies indicate that aggressive, tight control of blood pressure in diabetic ..

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