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Combination Treatment — Fixed Combinations in Effective Blood Pressure Control

Andrzej Rynkiewicz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2000;4(1):39-46.

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Vol 4, No 1 (2000)
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Published online: 2000-03-09

Abstract

The strong theoretical reasons support the expectations that combination drug therapy in hypertension might be better than monotherapy. After the publication of the HOT study, the desirable diastolic blood pressure in hypertensives has dropped to between 80 and 85 mm Hg. The achievement of such low levels of blood pressure requires combination therapy in the majority of hypertensives. Combination therapy is set to become standard practice in the management of hypertension, so it is now appropriate to consider the principles involved in this kind of treatment. The following article reviews the features that make combination therapy — fixed combinations valuable.

Abstract

The strong theoretical reasons support the expectations that combination drug therapy in hypertension might be better than monotherapy. After the publication of the HOT study, the desirable diastolic blood pressure in hypertensives has dropped to between 80 and 85 mm Hg. The achievement of such low levels of blood pressure requires combination therapy in the majority of hypertensives. Combination therapy is set to become standard practice in the management of hypertension, so it is now appropriate to consider the principles involved in this kind of treatment. The following article reviews the features that make combination therapy — fixed combinations valuable.
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Keywords

hypertension treatment; combination therapy; fixed-dose combinations; efficacy of treatment

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Title

Combination Treatment — Fixed Combinations in Effective Blood Pressure Control

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 4, No 1 (2000)

Pages

39-46

Published online

2000-03-09

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2000;4(1):39-46.

Keywords

hypertension treatment
combination therapy
fixed-dose combinations
efficacy of treatment

Authors

Andrzej Rynkiewicz

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