Clinical Brief: A Single Tablet to Help Manage Patients With Hypertension and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors

This Brief reviews a treatment option for hypertensive patients with other cardiovascular risk factors who need the blood pressure lowering of amlodipine and the cardiovascular benefits of atorvastatin. It also includes an analysis for MCOs by Steven R. Peskin, MD, MBA.


  • Discussion of management of blood pressure and dyslipidemia in terms of coronary heart disease
  • Overview of hypertension study results, including the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial–Lipid-Lowering Arm and the Collaborative Atorvastatin Diabetes Study