Table 2.

Antihypertensive drug use and BP measurementsa

No. of antihypertensives (mean ± SD)2.3 ± 1.15
Nature of antihypertensive agent (n [%])
    dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers14 (34)
    nondihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers1 (2.4)
    β blockers32 (78)
    α blockers3 (7)
    centrally acting agents8 (20)
    vasodilators7 (17)
    ACE inhibitors21 (51)
    angiotensin receptor blockers7 (17)
Home BP (mmHg; mean ± SD)145.1 ± 14.9/83.6 ± 10.0
Home pulse (bpm; mean ± SD)79 ± 10
  • a ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme.