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Sudden death is extremely common in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. At least one third of those with hypertension and probably about half of those who survive a myocardial infarction or suffer from cardiac failure who die in a clinical trial, die suddenly. Beta-blockers reduce the risk of sudden death in patients with cardiovascular disease, particularly in those who have had a myocardial infarction or heart failure. ACE inhibitors are perhaps less effective. Other cardiovascular drugs have not been shown to reduce the risk of sudden death.

Original publication




Conference paper

Publication Date



95 Suppl 1


I37 - I40


Adrenergic beta-Antagonists, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors, Death, Sudden, Cardiac, Humans, Hypertension, Myocardial Infarction