Fimasartan reduces clinic and home pulse pressure in elderly hypertensive patients: A K-MetS study.

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Summary of "Fimasartan reduces clinic and home pulse pressure in elderly hypertensive patients: A K-MetS study."

Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are recommended for treating patients with hypertension. However, comparative safety and efficacy of ARB use in elderly patients have not been well established. This study was designed to determine the efficacy of fimasartan, an ARB, in hypertensive elderly patients by measuring clinic and home blood pressures (BPs) and evaluating safety compared to nonelderly patients.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0214293


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