Don’t fail with hypertension

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If you’ve got high blood pressure, then one of the big concerns that will play on your mind is developing heart failure. But there are just so many anti-hypertensives to choose from – which one do you start with?

The Archives checked out a bunch of randomised controlled trials over about a 12 year period, and figured out that diuretics and renin-angiotensin system inhibitors (ACE-i/ARB). 

If your patient’s at risk of heart failure, and they’ve got a systolic through the roof, this is where to start. Read it here


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