[Treatment of hypertension in elderly patients with coronary heart disease].

Department of Geriatric Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University.
Nippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine 07/2005; 63(6):1033-9.
Source: PubMed


Many clinical trials have been conducted to prevent cardiovascular complications and reduce mortality in hypertensive patients. Undoubted, but limited effects of beta-blocker and diuretic antihypertensive drugs had been established. Although angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin II receptor antagonist lowered the incidence of events and mortality less than classical antihypertensive drugs, recent studies revealed that prompt and enough lowering the blood pressure is more important than choosing the types of drugs.

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