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Hypertension in diabetes 

Hypertension in diabetes
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Hypertension in diabetes
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Miles Fisher

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199604562.003.0043
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date: 18 January 2020

Hypertension is common in patients with type 2 diabetes and is a component of the metabolic syndrome

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes reduces microvascular complications, strokes, myocardial infarctions, and total mortality

The greatest benefit is obtained by aggressive lowering of blood pressure, and the choice of antihypertensive drug is a secondary consideration...

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