Enalapril for Congestive Heart Failure

A. Hallstrom, M. J. Gillespie, K. S. Channer, T. Rogers, C. J C Roberts, J. R. Rees, L. G. Dennick, C. S. Maskin, J. H. Meyer, W. E. Schotz, E. R. Squibb, B. W. Brown, J. Zatuchni, J. Kjekshus, K. L. Swedberg Wilhelmsen, M. Packer

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To the Editor: A layman reading the article on enalapril and congestive heart failure by the CONSENSUS trial study group (June 4 issue)* would reach the following conclusions: if he had class IV congestive heart failure, he should take enalapril for up to three months, and after that it probably wouldn't make much difference; if he was not taking vasodilators, he probably should take them concurrently; and if he was taking vasodilators, he should definitely stop taking enalapril after about three months. As clinical-trials methodologists, we would like to point out that the expense of putting together the machinery to…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1351
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 19 1987

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    Hallstrom, A., Gillespie, M. J., Channer, K. S., Rogers, T., Roberts, C. J. C., Rees, J. R., Dennick, L. G., Maskin, C. S., Meyer, J. H., Schotz, W. E., Squibb, E. R., Brown, B. W., Zatuchni, J., Kjekshus, J., Swedberg Wilhelmsen, K. L., & Packer, M. (1987). Enalapril for Congestive Heart Failure. New England Journal of Medicine, 317(21), 1349-1351. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198711193172112