"Hypertension Optimal Treatment" study

The new study getting a lot of discussion these days is called"HOT"..."Hypertension Optimal Treatment" study.

This large study is an attempt to determine the optimal targetdiastolic BP for patients with hypertension...and whether adding low-dose aspirin is beneficial.

Over 18,000 patients were treated with the calcium blocker,felodipine (Plendil)...plus ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and thendiuretics if needed.

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