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Antihypertensives reduce left ventricular hypertrophy

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1164
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. 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 …

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