Effectiveness of a Valsartan Based vs an Amlodipine Based Treatment Strategy in naïve Patients With Stage 1 or Stage 2 Hypertension or in Patients Uncontrolled on Current Monotherapy
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Essential hypertension is a widespread disease which affects one out of every three adults in the industrialized world. It contributes to cardiovascular disease development, a major and well established risk factor. A patient non compliant to drug therapy is recognized as one of the primary reasons for inadequate blood pressure control.
An 8 Week Extension to a Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Active-controlled, Multi-center, 14 Week Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Valsartan Versus and Amlodipine Treatment Strategy in Achieving Blood Pressure Control in Patients With Stage 1 or Stage 2 Hypertension or Uncontrolled on Present Monotherapy
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
MSSBP> 140 mm Hg, and/or MSDBP> 90 mm Hg and currently treated with either valsartan 320 mg/ HCTZ 25 mg or amlodipine 10 mg/HCTZ 25 mg at end of core study
Premature discontinuation in the core study or failure to comply with the core study protocol
Any patient that the investigator decides should not participate in the extension
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply