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Antihypertensive drug first choice should be tempered by "special considerations" -- JAMA.

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ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUG FIRST CHOICE: "SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS" should temper the selection, with the "most overriding" consideration being concomitant disease, Norman Kaplan, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Ray Gifford, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, advise in a special communication published in the May 22/29 Journal of the American Medical Association. Other considerations include demographics (age, sex, race), sexual function and quality of life.

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