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Rapid response to:

Practice Guidelines

Management of hypertension: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 25 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4891

Rapid Response:

Thiazide diuretics as first-line treatment for hypertension

Thanks for the summary.
I note that thiazide diuretics are no longer recommended as one of the
first-line medications.
I do not find convincing evidence from the new NICE guidelines to justify
this change.

Was this just expert opinion?

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 September 2011
Stewart S. W. Chan
Emergency Physician
Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong