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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 this link.

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