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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E209

From BMJ USA 2003;April:229

This section calls attention to new studies and systematic reviews selected by the Editor from journals published just as this issue went into production (approximately 2 months before publication). Studies are noted that might directly influence clinical practice decisions in primary care. Journals hand-searched for the Journal rack are: American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, JAMA, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, JNCI, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics

Cardiovascular—A randomized trial involving 6083 older adults (age 65 to 84) with hypertension found that those who received angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors had an 11% lower 4-year risk of cardiovascular events and death than did those treated with diuretics. (Wing et al. N Engl J Med Feb 13, 2003;348:583–592.)

Cardiovascular—A study of 5-year outcomes among 29 244 patients who underwent exercise stress testing revealed that ventricular ectopy after exercise was a stronger predictor of death than was ventricular ectopy during exercise (11% versus 9%, respectively). (Frolkis et al. N Engl …

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