Blood pressure reduction decreases mortality in uncomplicated mild hypertension

December 23, 2014 11:30 AM

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1. Pharmacologic blood pressure reduction in patients with grade 1 hypertension, but no evidence of cardiovascular disease, was associated with a decreased risk of stroke, cardiovascular death, and all-cause mortality.

Study Rundown: No clear evidence exists for the benefits of treating patients without cardiovascular disease but with grade 1 hypertension (i.e., systolic blood pressure between 140-159 mmHg and/or diastolic pressure between 90-99 mmHg). Recent reviews addressing blood pressure reduction in grade 1 ...

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