Lower BP targets to help those at risk of cardiovascular events

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Lower BP targets to help those at risk of cardiovascular events

High blood pressure (BP) is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke. It affects more than 1 billion individuals worldwide and kills 9.4 million people every year.
The benefits of treating high BP with BP-lowering…
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Lower BP targets to help those at risk of cardiovascular events

Lower BP targets to help those at risk of cardiovascular events

High blood pressure (BP) is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke. It affects more than 1 billion individuals worldwide and kills 9.4 million people every year.

The benefits of treating high BP with BP-lowering medications are well established.

But uncertainty remains about whether to treat those who currently have low BP but are at risk of cardiovascular events, and which drugs to use.

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the European Society of Hypertension have recently moved blood pressure targets from 130/85 mmHg to 140/90 mmHg, and for the elderly to even higher targets of 150/90 mmHg.

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