Hypertension in women: part I

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2008 May;10(5):406-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2008.06552.x.


The basis for the treatment of hypertension in women has evolved in step with the inclusion of women in studies of treatment in hypertension. Recent outcome trials comparing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, or calcium antagonists with diuretics and beta-blockers in older, high-risk patients have generally shown similar benefits for women and men. The current evidence therefore indicates that sex should not play a role in decisions about whether to treat hypertension or about the choice of agents.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Blood Pressure / physiology
  • Female
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Hypertension* / drug therapy
  • Hypertension* / epidemiology
  • Hypertension* / physiopathology
  • Morbidity / trends
  • Prognosis


  • Antihypertensive Agents