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Is Usage of Long-acting Calcium Antagonists Safe?

Jerzy Głuszek, Katarzyna Pawlaczyk-Gabriel
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 1999;3(3):208-213.
Vol 3, No 3 (1999)
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Published online: 2000-03-09

Abstract

Usage of short-acting calcium antagonists has been reduced after publication ofmeta-analysis by Furberg and al. In 1997 Subcommittee of WHO and International Society of Hypertension stated that the available data do not provide good evidence of adverse or harmful effects of long-acting calcium antagonists in patients with hypertension. However, some recent papers suggest disadvantages of selected longacting calcium antagonists in patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus or heart failure. Some authors suspect that calcium antagonists may promote risk of cancer. In this article authors discuss these problems in relation to the latest literature.

Abstract

Usage of short-acting calcium antagonists has been reduced after publication ofmeta-analysis by Furberg and al. In 1997 Subcommittee of WHO and International Society of Hypertension stated that the available data do not provide good evidence of adverse or harmful effects of long-acting calcium antagonists in patients with hypertension. However, some recent papers suggest disadvantages of selected longacting calcium antagonists in patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus or heart failure. Some authors suspect that calcium antagonists may promote risk of cancer. In this article authors discuss these problems in relation to the latest literature.
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Keywords

long-acting calcium antagonists; diabetes mellitus; heart failure; risk of cancer

About this article
Title

Is Usage of Long-acting Calcium Antagonists Safe?

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 3, No 3 (1999)

Pages

208-213

Published online

2000-03-09

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 1999;3(3):208-213.

Keywords

long-acting calcium antagonists
diabetes mellitus
heart failure
risk of cancer

Authors

Jerzy Głuszek
Katarzyna Pawlaczyk-Gabriel

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