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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.293.10.1188-a

To the Editor: The CAMELOT study1 did not appear to consider the effect of alcohol consumption on the development of coronary artery disease. Alcohol consumption has been shown to be inversely related to the severity of angiographically determined coronary artery disease.2,3 The risk of extensive coronary calcification is lower in individuals who consume light to moderate amounts of ethanol than in nondrinkers.4 Thus, alcohol consumption might have been a confounder in this study.

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