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TORO ESCOBAR, Juan Manuel. Pharmacologic control of high blood pressure: up to date 2005. Iatreia [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.1, pp.49-59. ISSN 0121-0793.

Adequate use of antihypertensive drugs is one of the key elements to guarantee the achievement of blood pressure goals and the adherence of patients to treatment, in order to diminish the absolute cardiovascular risk. This article is a narrative review based on a systematic literature search in which randomized, controlled studies of initial antihypertensive therapy were selected and treatments with drugs of two or more groups were compared having as outcome the reduction of cardiovascular events.

Keywords : antihypertensives; arterial hipertension; cardiovascular events.

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