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Lowering blood pressure in 2003

Chalmers, John; Arnolda, Leonard

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The foundation of treatment for patients with hypertension is ongoing use of lifestyle measures such as physical exercise, weight reduction, and salt restriction. There should be emphasis on reduction of total cardiovascular risk, including smoking cessation and achievement of goal blood pressures. There are now five classes of first-line blood-pressure-lowering drugs - diuretics, β-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and calcium antagonists. In...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26843
Source: Medical Journal of Australia

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