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July 25, 2012

Losartan vs Candesartan for Heart Failure

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliations: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (lars.lund@alumni.duke.edu).

JAMA. 2012;308(4):336-337. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.7642

To the Editor: Mr Svanström and colleagues1 reported that losartan was not associated with increased all-cause mortality compared with candesartan in patients with a diagnosis of heart failure based on International Classification of Disease(ICD) codes. This contrasts with previous data from our group2 and others.