ASH: Almost Any Choice Good for Initial Antihypertensive

“SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 — When it comes to starting antihypertensive therapy, one drug class may be as good as another for cardiovascular prevention, researchers said here. All classes significantly prevented stroke compared with placebo or no treatment, and all but angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) did the same for coronary heart disease events, William Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., of RUSH Medical College in Chicago, and colleagues found.”