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ASCOT: a tale of two treatment regimens

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1022

Don't lose your head over ASCOT

  1. David G Phizackerley, prescribing team manager (
  1. Western Sussex Primary Care Trust, Chichester PO19 6FX

    EDITOR—McDougall et al reviewed the evidence from ASCOT (the Anglo Scandinavian cardiac outcomes trial).1 For patients with hypertension and for the clinicians helping to manage their blood pressure this must be the best of times and the worst of times. The best of times—currently we have a wealth of clinical trials on the management of blood pressure, giving us a mass of data, statistics and information to absorb. The worst of times—whenever a new trial is published, the …

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