Combination Drug Therapy for Hypertension

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Lionel H. Opie, Franz H. Messerli
Author's Publishing House, 1997 - Medical - 176 pages
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This work seeks to reflect the growing recognition that combination therapy - antihypertensive drugs with different modes of action - is an effective way to reduce blood pressure, minimize dose-dependent side effects, and foster synergistic effects.

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Principles of Combination Therapy
CHAPTER2 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
FixedDose Combinations with

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Lionel H. Opie, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Visiting Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, California. After graduating from the University of Cape Town, he studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and was a Research Fellow at Harvard from 1959-1961. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1974. From 1976-1978, he was President of the International Society for Heart Research. He is the author of The Heart: Physiology and Metabolism, Second Edition, 1991, and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors: Scientific Basis for Clinical Use, 1992. He is Editor of Drugs for the Heart, Fourth Edition, in preparation for 1995. He is Co-Editor of Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. For 1990-1993, he was Chairman of the Committee on Cardiovascular Drugs of the International Society and Federation of Cardiology.

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