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Prevention of coronary artery disease: recent advances in the management of hypertension.
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PMID:  23338675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
As coronary artery disease (CAD) still represents the leading cause of death worldwide, more efforts should be made to improve CAD prevention with both lifestyle changes and medical treatment. Elevated blood pressure has been identified as a risk factor for CAD; however, recent evidence suggests that lowering blood pressure too much could be harmful in patients at high cardiovascular risk. Despite the availability of a wide selection of antihypertensive drugs, new strategies and treatments are needed to improve blood pressure control and reduce cardiovascular risk factors associated with elevated blood pressure. New fixed-dose combinations have been recently approved; they usually contain an inhibitor of the renin-angiotensin system, a calcium antagonist and/or a diuretic. Although research and development related to new antihypertensive drugs has slowed in recent years, some new antihypertensive compounds with novel mechanisms of action or dual activity are currently in clinical development.
Authors:
Chiara Recarti; Thomas Unger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, c.recarti@maastrichtuniversity.nl.
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