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Women taking a beta blocker were 15% LESS likely to die of cardiovascular disease than with no drugs
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Women taking a beta blocker were 15% less likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the 5.9 year follow-up than women taking NO blood pressure medicines according to a 2004 study.
The average systolic pressure was 11 points LOWER in the drug group than the no drug group (136 mm Hg vs 149 mm Hg).
To say this the other way, women taking women taking NO blood pressure medicines were 17% MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease during the 5.9 year follow-up than women taking a beta blocker.
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Wassertheil-Smoller S, Psaty B, Greenland P, Oberman A, Kotchen T, Mouton C, Black H, Aragaki A, Trevisan M. Association between cardiovascular outcomes and antihypertensive drug treatment in older women. JAMA. 2004 Dec 15, 292(23):2849-59.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD
Professor and Division Head, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Principal Investigator, Women’s Health Initiative
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Belfer Building, Room 1312
Bronx, NY 10461
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