n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Additional benefits of RAS blockade in the treatment of black hypertensives using valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination : drug trends

Volume 16, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



A recent trial comparing the non-inferiority of valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide to amlodipine in the treatment of black Americans provides valuable data for the physician wishing to extend the benefits of RAS blockade (reduced progression of kidney disease, diminished new-onset diabetes and congestive heart failure) to their hypertensive black patients.

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