Mancia G, Brown M, et al.
INSIGHT and NORDIL studies: Outcomes with calcium channel
blockers: Preliminary results announcement
Eur Soc Hypertens
(Jun) Jun:2000, 2000
At the Tenth European Society of Hypertension Meeting, the preliminary
results of two trials looking at outcomes using either nifedipine GITS
(INSIGHT trial) or diltiazem (NORDIL study), were reported. It was found
that outcomes (sum of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and
mortality and total mortality) with the CCBs were as good as with diuretics
(INSIGHT) or diuretics and/or beta blockers (NORDIL).
A Reuters Press release describing the trial results in more detail can be
found at the AHA website at
We will be reviewing selected ESH abstracts in detail on HDCN.