Statistics from Altmetric.com
Dr F Turnbull, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Are different classes of drugs to lower blood pressure (BP) similarly effective for preventing major cardiovascular events in younger (<65 y) and older (⩾65 y) patients?
Included studies compared drugs that lower BP with placebo, a less-intensive BP-lowering regimen, or a different class of BP-lowering drug. Primary outcome was major cardiovascular event (fatal or non-fatal stroke, myocardial infarction, or heart failure).
In a prespecifed protocol, the review was to include ongoing or planned randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that had ⩾1000 patient-years of planned follow-up per group and no results presented before July 1995 (date of protocol finalisation). Of 37 eligible trials, individual patient data were provided for 25 RCTs …
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.