Remember that hypertension or high blood pressure is a silent killer. You won't know it unless your check your blood pressure regularly. So when treating hypertension, the best that we can hope for w/any medication is one that doesn't cause any side effects even as it lowers blood pressure. And if the blood pressure lowering medication causes side effects? We need to search for a suitable alternative. But what if that side effect was just a dry ticklish cough? Would you trade your ACE inhibitor for an ARB? Especially in light of these recent studies? Something for each of us to ponder . . .