Influence of salt intake on the antihypertensive effect of carvedilol


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Abstract

Aim: To investigate whether moderate sodium restriction can increase the proven antihypertensive effect of carvedilol, a newly developed β-blocker with vasodilating properties.Method: A randomly allocated double-blind crossover in 19 patients.Results: Lowering dietary salt increased the fall in blood pressure obtained with carvedilol.

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