Diuretics in Hypertension Therapy
Diuretics have been and remain an important class of antihypertensive agents. They are a critical component of the hypertension therapeutic regimen, particularly for patients with systolic hypertension, the elderly, African Americans and diabetic patients. In large controlled clinical trials, diuretic therapy has consistently lowered morbidity and mortality for cardiovascular disease as well as stroke. For this reason, diuretic therapy is an important component of the overall antihypertensive regimen.
KeywordsThiazide Diuretic Systolic Hypertension Diuretic Therapy Adverse Metabolic Effect European Working Party
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