Cardiology pp 235-237 | Cite as

Mild Hypertension : Treatment and Prognosis

  • A. E. Doyle


Two major studies on the effects of antihypertensive drug treatment in mild hypertension have recently been published. Both have demonstrated that patients with mild hypertension treated with antihypertensive drugs have a lower death rate and fewer vascular complications than patients either untreated or less vigorously treated.


Placebo Group Ischaemic Heart Disease Diastolic Pressure Antihypertensive Drug Treatment Mild Hypertension 


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    Management Committee, The Australian Therapeutic Trial in Mild Hypertension, Lancet. 1:1261–12287 (1980).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Doyle
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  1. 1.Department of Medicine Austin HospitalUniversity of MelbourneHeidelbergAustralia

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