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Calcium channel blockers: Is the jury still out?

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7172.1591 (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1591
  1. James M Wright, Associate professor
  1. Departments of Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada

    EDITOR—Stanton's editorial on calcium channel blockers1 is based on an incomplete review of the available evidence. I found three additional published randomised controlled trials in which calcium channel blockers were compared with other drugs for the treatment of hypertension in predominantly non-diabetic patients.24 The study group on long term antihypertensive therapy2 compared an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, …

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