|Opie LH et al.|
Calcium antagonists - a round table discussion on dihydropyridines in an Epicurean environment
Journal of Clinical and Basic Cardiology 1999; 2 (2): 153-154
Keywords: Dihydropyridin, Hypertonie, Kalziumantagonist, calcium antagonist, dihydropyridine, hypertension
Calcium antagonists have always been a controversial issue. Recently developed, newer compounds have given rise to new questions. And, with every new answer we find, like with the outcome study SYSTEUR, new questions arise. Laboratory data and clinical studies have brought about conflicting results, and dissenting voices of experts make it difficult for the physician to decide which drug to use in which patient. In the old Vinery of Prof. Gasser in Southern Styria, a small group of experts discussed recent developments and open questions on this subject in a relaxed atmosphere. The following pages will give a brief outline of the discussion led by Prof. Gasser (G), Graz, and Prof. Stefenelli (S),Vienna, with Prof. Opie (O), Cape Town. All three of them have worked substantially on calcium metabolism and Ca-channel blockers. J Clin Basic Cardiol 1999; 2: 153-4.