2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
1 Update on General Medicine
Chapter 3: Hypertension
Ischemic Heart Disease
For patients with hypertension and stable angina pectoris, a β-blocker is generally the initial drug of choice; alternatively, CCBs can be used. ACE inhibitors and β-blockers are recommended as first-line drugs in hypertensive patients with acute coronary syndromes (unstable angina or MI). In post-MI patients, β-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and potassium-sparing diuretics (aldosterone antagonists) are beneficial.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 1 - Update on General Medicine. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.