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Episode 64: More listener questions with answers leaving more questions – Part II

In episode 64, we finish off the listener questions and comments and clarify the murkiness, or murkify the clariness, around a number of cardiovascular issues. By the end of the podcast, both Mike and James are heavier because they eat up all the “sweet” comments made by their listeners.

Show Notes

1) BMJ hypertension meta-analysis

BMJ 2009;338:b1665

2) Atenolol lowers blood pressure but no effect on cardiovascular outcomes

Lancet 2004;364:1684–9

3) First-line drugs for hypertension

Cochrane Review

4) UKPDS spin

BMJ 2000;320:1720-3

5) Effect of intensive control of glucose on cardiovascular outcomes – meta-analysis

Lancet 2009;373:1765–72

6) Felodipine and cardiovascular outcomes

J Hypertens 2005;23:2157-72

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