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Antihypertensive Therapy in Patients with Airway Disease: Complicated, But Not Impossible

KEY POINT

Thiazide diuretics, calcium channel blockers (CCBs), angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), newer more selective beta-1–adrenoreceptor antagonists, and vasodilators provide important hypotensive treatment options in the patient who has both airway disease and uncomplicated arterial hypertension.

SOURCES

Cazzola M et al. The pharmacologic treatment of uncomplicated arterial hypertension in patients with airway dysfunction. Chest. 2002;121:230–41.