Critique of the Clinical Importance of Diurectic-Induced Hypokalemia and Elevated Cholesterol Level
In this commentary, Freis argued that one of the more disappointing outcomes of the antihypertensive drug trials has been
the failure to curb the morbidity rate due to coronary heart disease (CHD). He noted that some have hypothesized that the
continued high death rate from CHD was due in part to thiazide-induced hypokalemia. After reviewing various studies on both
sides of the debate, Freis concluded that the evidence did not support the argument that diuretic use contributed to CHD.
NOTE: "Diuretic" is misspelled in the original article's title line.
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1989-12 (December 1989)
Freis, Edward D.
Periodical: Freis, Edward D. "Critique of the Clinical Importance of Diurectic-Induced Hypokalemia and Elevated Cholesterol Level."
Archives of Internal Medicine 149, (December 1989): 2640-2648. Article. 9 Images.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
After 1980: Changing Trends in Hypertension Therapy
Thiazide Therapy Is Not a Cause of Arrhythmia in Patients with Systemic Hypertension (June 1988)