5 main classes of blood pressure lowering drugs: thiazides, beta blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and calcium channel blockers
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
BMJ. 2009 May 19;338:b1665. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b1665 Meta-Analysis
IN hypertension, primary The Use of
5 main classes of blood pressure lowering drugs: thiazides, beta blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and calcium channel blockers
As Treatment, Chronic
Is better Than
placebo
To Prevent cardiac ischemic events, heart failure and stroke. Beta-blockers prevent better cardiac ischemis events after a myocardial infarction. Calcium antagonist had a marginal advantage for preventing stroke.