Blood pressure drugs prevent 70,000 heart attacks in a single year: Tens of thousands of lives saved by improved diagnosis and treatment

May 30, 2014 3:39 AM

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Tens of thousands of lives have been saved since the 1990s because patients with high blood pressure have been diagnosed and treated more effectively, researchers claim.

A study found around 70,000 heart attacks and strokes were avoided in 2011, some of which would have been fatal.

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