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Nicardipine in the elderly hypertensive: a review of experience in the United Kingdom.
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PMID:  2911985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical trials in the United Kingdom have supported those conducted elsewhere in showing that nicardipine is an effective antihypertensive drug in the elderly, with a tendency to produce lower diastolic blood pressure than in younger patients. Side effects are mainly related to vasodilation and are no more common than in younger patients. Nicardipine does not cause any chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system or the renin-angiotensin system.
W A Littler
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1989 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-15     Completed Date:  1989-02-15     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham, England.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Hypertension / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Nicardipine / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
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