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Table 5 Proportion of times that a drug-class ended up among the top three (in repeated simulations)

From: Comparative effectiveness of antihypertensive medication for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and multiple treatments meta-analysis

  Mortality Myocardial infarction Stroke Angina Heart failure Diabetes
Diuretics 18% 79% 46% 33% 99% 1%
BB 1% 2% 3% 38% 10% 9%
ACE 23% 75% 11% 27% 83% 96%
CCB 54% 36% 98% 51% 1% 62%
Alpha-blocker 25% 58% 9% 45% 0% -
ARB 49% 5% 60% 22% 22% 99%
Diuretics and/or BB 84% 45% 71% 22% 65% 33%
"Conventional" 46% 0% 1% - 20% -
  1. ACE, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors; ARB, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers; BB, Beta-blockers; CCB, Calcium Channel Blockers;