Anti-hypertensive drugs are associated with increased stroke risk in the elderly

Takeaway 

  • In elderly patients, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and β-blockers (BBs) were associated with increased incident and ischemic stroke risk whereas BP variations were not.

Study design

  • N=5951 either taking at least 1 hypertension drug or with hypertension.
  • Median 9.1 y follow-up.
  • Hazard models used for HRs.
  • Adjusted for covariates.

[Source:- Univadis]

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