Risk factors

Go lower: new evidence beyond SPRINT supports case for intensive BP control

Further evidence has emerged to support intensive treatment of hypertension, with a study showing a systolic blood-pressure target of 110 – 130 mm Hg results in a lower incidence of cardiovascular events than standard treatment to a target of 130 – 150 mm Hg. In the Chinese STEP trial, 8,511 patients 60 to 80 years ...

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