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Dive GP's death 'heart failure'

Patients with normal blood pressure but a history of CHD can benefit from antihypertensive medication, according to two major new studies.

The ACE inhibitor perin-dopril reduced cardiac mortality regardless of starting blood pressure, according to the EUROPA trial. And the CAMELOT trial found calcium channel blocker amlodipine cut CV events by 15 per cent in normotensive patients.

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