Newer antihypertensive drugs (ACE inhibitors and calcium antagonists) v conventional antihypertensive drugs in elderly people with hypertension‡

Outcomes at 4 yNewer drugsConventional drugsRRR (95% CI)NNT (CI)
‡ACE = angiotension converting enzyme. Other abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
¶The combined outcome consisted of fatal and non-fatal stroke, fatal and non-fatal myocardial infarction, and other cardiovascular mortality.
Cardiovascular death10%10%0% (−16 to 14)Not significant
Combined outcome¶20%21%3% (−7 to 12)Not significant