Efficacy and Safety of the Combination of Valsartan Plus Amlodipine in Hypertensive Patients Not Adequately Responding to the Combination Therapy With Ramipril Plus Felodipine
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An Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of a 5 Week Therapy With the Combination of Valsartan 160 mg Plus Amlodipine 10 mg in Hypertensive Patients Not Adequately Responding to a 5 Week Therapy With Ramipril 5 mg and Felodipine 5 mg
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To investigate whether 5 weeks of treatment with valsartan 160mg + amlodipine 10mg provide add'l mean sitting systolic BP reduction in patients not adequately responding to 5 weeks of treatment with ramipril + felodipine--i.e., mean systolic BP
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To evaluate the effects of valsartan 160 mg plus amlodipine 10 mg on mean sitting diastolic BP, normalization and responder rate.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Male or female patients (18 years or older)
Females must be either post-menopausal for one year, surgically sterile or using effective contraceptive methods (e.g. barrier method with spermicide, intra-uterine device, hormonal contraceptives).
Patients with moderate essential hypertension (WHO II)
Pregnant or nursing women
Treated hypertensive patients with controlled hypertension under current therapy (MSDBP < 90 mmHg and MSSBP < 140 mmHg)
A history of cardiovascular disease, including angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, transient ischemic attack, stroke, and heart failure NYHA II - IV
Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply