A nice review on Medscape (Free – login required) of ALLHAT (Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial). Since the press has gotten-hold of the results, I've had several patients ask to be treated with thiazides.
Some useful Hypertension resources:
A great article on Secondary Hypertension from American Family Physician
C-Reactive Protein and Ischemia in Users and Nonusers of -Blockers and Statins Published in Circulation this week. I ordered my frist CRP this week in a man with borderline hypertension, borderline LDL, and is a former smoker. He really doesn't want to take medications. I suppose a low CRP would reassure me, and a high one may help me decide to start him on something. b-blocker? statin? thaizide?