Antihypertensives reduce left ventricular hypertrophyBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7192.1164a (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1164
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
The widespread use of antihypertensive drugs in the United States since 1950 has been associated with a sharp reduction in the incidence of left ventricular hypertrophy, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (1999;340:1221-7).
Rates of hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy have been halved among men in the United States since antihypertensive drugs first became …