Table 4

 Mean (SD) blood pressure in both treatment groups in relation to time. Values are mm Hg

Treatment groupTime (minutes after administration of treatment)
025101520
SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure.
Diltiazem
    SBP136.5 (29.8)128.7 (24.8)124.5 (22.6)122 (21.9)121 (21.4)121 (19.9)
    DBP86 (15.1)81.7 (12.9)78.5 (12.2)77.5 (11.3)76.5 (11.2)76.2 (11.3)
Metoprolol
    SBP143 (22.5)134 (22.2)129.2 (19.0)125.5 (19.9)124.2 (18.0)81.5 (10.1)
    DBP93 (13.8)88 (13.3)85 (11.3)84 (11.4)82 (10.5)120.7 (18.1)
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