The great debate: does it matter how you lower blood pressure?

  • B Rayner University of Cape Town
  • M J Heradien Stellenbosch University


The great debate between eminent experts Prof. Brian Rayner, Nephrologist (UCT), and Dr Marshall Heradien, Cardiologist (Stellenbosch University), on “Does it matter how you lower blood pressure (BP),” was moderated by Prof. Nqoba Tsabedze, Cardiologist (Wits), and hosted online by Servier. Prof. Rayner took the position that it does not matter how you lower your blood pressure, while Dr Heradien took the position that it does. This transcript highlights their salient points and provides compelling evidence to support their respective stances.

Author Biographies

B Rayner, University of Cape Town

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa

M J Heradien, Stellenbosch University

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch Univers and Netcare Kuils River Hospital, South Africa