Review: The effects of antihypertensive agents on serum lipids

Ernest C. Madu, Raju C. Reddy, Assumpta N. Madu, Chinyere Anyaogu, Tammara Harris, Theodore D. Fraker

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Abstract

Because various antihypertensive drugs adversely affect lipid metabolism, these drugs may increase associated risks for coronary artery disease and thus offset some of the beneficial effects of blood pressure reduction. In this paper the current literature regarding the effects of antihypertensive agents on serum lipids is reviewed. Differing effects of various classes of antihypertensives are assessed to further our understanding of this very important subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-84
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume312
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1996

Keywords

  • Antihypertensives
  • Lipids
  • Lipoproteins
  • Serum
  • Triglycerides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Madu, E. C., Reddy, R. C., Madu, A. N., Anyaogu, C., Harris, T., & Fraker, T. D. (1996). Review: The effects of antihypertensive agents on serum lipids. American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 312(2), 76-84.