Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide Combination vs Amlodipine in Patients With Hypertension, Diabetes, and Albuminuria.
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The purpose of this study is assess if treatment with valsartan and a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide, has beneficial effects in people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and albuminuria (protein in the urine) compared with amlodipine. In particular, the study will assess whether the treatment will decrease the stiffness of the blood vessels.
A 24-week Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Valsartan in Combination With Hydrochlorothiazide Versus Amlodipine on Arterial Compliance in Patients With Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes and Albuminuria
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Ages Eligible for Study:
40 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
type 2 diabetes
elevated blood pressure and pulse pressure
History of stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm
Liver, kidney (not caused by diabetes), or pancreas disease
Type 1 diabetes or uncontrolled type 2 diabetes
Allergy to certain medications used to treat high blood pressure
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.