Cardiovascular outcomes and antihypertensive treatment in older women

Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller*, Bruce Psaty, Philip Greenland, Albert Oberman, Theodore Kotchen, Charles Mouton, Henry R. Black, Aaron Aragaki, Maurizio Trevisan

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Abstract

Based on the results of a large, observational study of 50- to 79-year-old postmenopausal women with hypertension (Women's Health initiative Observational Study), we found that patients taking calcium channel blockers combined with diuretics had a higher risk of cardiovascular mortality than patients taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors plus diuretics or beta blocking agents plus diuretics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology Review
Volume22
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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