Goodfellow Gems #55

Goodfellow Gems #55

Bruce Arroll

Bruce Arroll

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Beta-blockers no longer first line for simple hypertension

Initiating treatment of hypertension with beta-blockers leads to modest CVD reductions and little or no effects on mortality (atenolol mainly studi
References

1.    Wiysonge CS, et al. Beta-blockers for hypertension. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD002003.pub5/abstract;jsessionid=34B9346C6964ECB39CF395D4C5441945.f04t03
2.    New Zealand Primary Care handbook 2012, p37 \http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/new-zealand-primary-care-handbook-2012
3.    Medsafe Datasheet 2014. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/b/bosvatetab.pdf