Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Stroke prevention in hypertension: how do calcium blockers line up against other antihypertensives?

From a recent meta-analysis:

In a pooled analysis of data of 31 RCTs measuring the effect of CCBs on stroke, CCBs reduced stroke more than placebo and β-adrenergic blockers, but were not different than ACEIs and diuretics. More head to head RCTs are warranted.

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