A Study to Describe Vascular and Renal Effects and Safety of Valsartan in Patients With High Blood Pressure
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One hundred twenty patients with arterial hypertension and albuminuria (some amount of albumin in urine) are given valsartan 80 mg and then160 mg to normalize blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide (diuretic) 12.5-25 mg added if necessary.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
30 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Arterial hypertension without previous regular treatment
Urinary albumin excretion rate above 30 mg / 24h
30-65 years old
Reno-vascular arterial hypertension
Therapy resistant edema
Chronic heart failure, angina pectoris
Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply