Mar 1, 1999 Issue
Hypertension Treatment and the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in the Elderly [Article]

Both isolated systolic hypertension (>140 mm Hg/<90 mm Hg) and systolic/diastolic hypertension (>140 mm Hg/>90 mm Hg) are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Specific antihypertensive drug therapy is available if lifestyle interventions fail to reduce blood pressure to a no...

Oct 15, 1998 Issue
Treatment of Hypertension: Insights from the JNC-VI Report [Article]

The sixth report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-VI) provides updated guidelines for the treatment of hypertension. Antihypertensive drug therapy may be initiated either after a trial of lifestyle modifications or immedi...

Apr 1, 1998 Issue
Calcium Channel Antagonists: Morbidity and Mortality - What's the Evidence? [Article]

Recent studies have shown an association between the use of calcium channel antagonists for the treatment of hypertension and an increased risk of myocardial infarction, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and cancer. The interpretation of the results of these studies and their application to clinical pract...

Mar 1, 1998 Issue
Managing the Patient with Hard-to-Control Hypertension [Article]

Less than 25 percent of patients with hypertension in the United States have their blood pressure under control, mainly because of inadequate or inappropriate therapy and noncompliance. Approximately one half of these treatment failures are related to factors such as cost and adverse effects of medi...

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