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      Enalapril in the Long-Term Treatment of Elderly Hypertensives

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          The long-term antihypertensive effects of enalapril were assessed for a period of up to 1 year in 44 elderly patients with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension. Following a 2-week placebo period, patients who were assigned to enalapril were followed for 6 weeks in a randomized clinical trial. In patients who benefited from enalapril, treatment was continued and subjects were followed for up to 1 year. Supine and standing systolic and diastolic blood pressures were significantly reduced throughout the 1-year period compared with baseline. The dosage of enalapril was increased from 10 to 20 mg daily in 12 patients; 8 required additional antihypertensive agents. Enalapril is effective in the long-term treatment of hypertension; no loss of antihypertensive effect occurs.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5180-9
          978-3-318-01967-4
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1990
          1990
          16 December 2008
          : 55
          : Suppl 1
          : 96-97
          Affiliations
          aDistrict General Hospital, Rotherham, UK; bSt. Helen’s Hospital, Hastings, UK; cMiddleton Hospital, Ilkley, UK; dEpsom District Hospital, Epson, UK; eMedical Department, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hoddesdon, UK
          Article
          186045 Nephron 1990;55:96–97
          10.1159/000186045
          2189077
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 2
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Systolic blood pressure, Hemodynamic response, Enalapril

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