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Reduction of blood pressure already in the normal range further regresses left ventricular mass
  1. H J Simpson1,
  2. S J Gandy2,
  3. J G Houston2,
  4. A D Struthers1
  1. 1Division of Medical Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Allan D Struthers, Division of Medical Sciences, Centre for Cardiovascular & Lung Biology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Mail Box 2, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK; a.d.struthers{at}

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The Authors' reply: We thank Chue et al1 for their letter in response to our paper.2 In general, we agree with them and are grateful to them for saying that our results are consistent with their paper where spironolactone reduced left ventricular (LV) mass in renal patients.3 There are some differences between the papers worth commenting on. In our paper, the baseline mean office systolic blood pressure (BP) was 122 mm Hg, whereas in their study, it was higher at …

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  • Funding Other Funders: Chief Scientist Office.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Tayside Committee on Medical Research Ethics and the Tayside Research and Development Consortium. It was conducted at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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