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Choosing the drug to treat hypertension

Abstract

In most patients with sustained elevation of blood pressure the diagnosis is that of essential hypertension. With the many hypotensive drugs now available, it may be difficult to decide which drug, or drug combination, should be given to a particular patient. The decision is particularly important because treatment is usually life-long and the aim is to find an effective drug regime which suits the patient and produces minimal unwanted effects.

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