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Do beta-blockers prevent heart disease and strokes in people with high blood pressure? Evidence update - Summary of a Cochrane Review

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Effective Health Care Research Consortium (2008) Do beta-blockers prevent heart disease and strokes in people with high blood pressure? Evidence update - Summary of a Cochrane Review. Liverpool, Effective Health Care Research Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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Abstract

In people with high blood pressure, there is no evidence that beta-blockers reduce the number of deaths. Beta-blockers reduce the risk of stroke but are less effective than calcium channel blockers (CCBs) or renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors.

Item Type: Other
Corporate Authors: Effective Health Care Research Consortium
Additional Information: Produced by the Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium (www.liv.ac.uk/evidence), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, supported by the Department for International Development UK; and the Australasian Cochrane Centre. Adapted from Wiysonge CS, Bradley H, Mayosi BM, Maroney R, Mbewu A, Opie LH, Volmink J. Beta-blockers for hypertension. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD002003. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002003.pub2 Evidence Update published in February 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cochrane Review CD002003, Adrenergic beta-Antagonists, Antihypertensive Agents, Calcium Channel Blockers, Hypertension, Stroke, Non-communicable Disease, Evidence Update
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > QV 38 Drug action.
WG Cardiovascular System > WG 20 Research (General)
WG Cardiovascular System > Heart. Heart Diseases > WG 200 General works
WL Nervous System > WL 300 General works (Include works on brain alone)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > International Health Group
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Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 11:15
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:01
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1419

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