A Study to Evaluate the Combination of Valsartan + Amlodipine in Hypertensive Patients
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An Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of a 4-week Therapy With the Combination of Valsartan 160mg + Amlodipine 5mg in Hypertensive Patients Not Adequately Responding to 4-week Treatment With Amlo 5mg or Felodipine 5mg in Monotherapy
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To investigate whether 4 weeks treatment with valsartan 160mg + amlo 5mg provide an add'l mean sitting systolic blood pressure reduction in patients not adequately responding to 4 weeks treatment with amlo 5mg or felodipine 5mg
Secondary Outcome Measures :
Mean sitting diastolic blood pressure (analogously & explorative)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Male or female patients (18 years)
Patients with moderate essential hypertension (untreated must have MSSBP ≥160 and <180 mmHg at Visit 1, treated must have MSSBP <180 mmHg at Visit 1) (WHO grade II)
Severe hypertension(MSDBP ≥110 mmHg or MSSBP ≥ 180 mmHg)
Pregnant or nursing women
Treated hypertensive patients with controlled hypertension under current therapy (diastolic BP < 90 mmHg and systolic BP < 140 mmHg)
A history of cardiovascular disease, including angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, transient ischemic attack, stroke, and heart failure NYHA II - IV
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.