n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - ARBs and mortality in myocardial infarction : editorial comment

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... 84 CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF SOUTH AFRICA Vol 16, No. 2, March/April 2005 ARBs and mortality in myocardial infarction Last year, the British Medical Journal published an editorial warning about angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) by Verma and Strauss, 1 suggesting that these drugs increase myocardial infarction. This editorial did not accord with the usual impartial evidence-based approach of the British Medical Journal. In reality, there is scant evidence that ARBs increase myocardial infarction, as pointed out by Ker and Rheeder.2 Regarding the ARBs and myocardial infarction in hypertension, note the meta-analysis in the Lancet by the BP Trialists.3 When looking at ..

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