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March 9, 2005

Antihypertensive Agents and Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Coronary Disease and Normal Blood Pressure

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(10):1187-1189. doi:10.1001/jama.293.10.1187-a

To the Editor: In their article on the effects of antihypertensive agents on cardiovascular events in patients with coronary disease and normal blood pressure, Dr Nissen and colleagues1 found that the amlodipine group had both a significant decrease in cardiovascular events and a slower progression of coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by intravenous ultrasound (IVUS). We have some concerns about the study.

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