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The Edward D. Freis Papers

Title:
Choice of Initial Treatment pdf (721,238 Bytes) ocr (24,005 Bytes)
Choice of Initial Treatment
Description:
In this article, Freis indicated that recent studies demonstrated that a patient's race should be an important consideration in the choice of initial treatment for hypertension. He noted that in white patients and those with prior myocardial infarctions, beta-blockers are more effective than diuretics. However, in black patients and others with congestive heart failure or renal failure, diuretics "are the drug of first choice." Freis also briefly discussed the possibility that thiazide induced hypokalemia and raised cholesterol levels, rejecting the former as poorly supported by research and the latter as only a minimal elevation.
Number of Image Pages:
5 (721,238 Bytes)
Date:
1985
Creator:
Freis, Edward D.
Source:
Periodical: Freis, Edward D. "Choice of Initial Treatment." The Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 7, Suppl. 1 (1985): S112-S116. Article. 5 Images.
Publisher:
Raven Press
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Hypertension
Antihypertensive Agents
Diuretics
Thiazides
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Exhibit Category:
After 1980: Changing Trends in Hypertension Therapy
Box Number: 7
Folder Number: 10
Unique Identifier:
XFBBCZ
Document Type:
Articles
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings and Lectures, 1942-2002
SubSeries: Articles and Essays, 1942-2001
Folder: Ca - Ch, 1958-86
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-01-12
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