Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Affect Millions
From Nathan Tanner on November 9th, 2015
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Results from the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) shows that a blood pressure target of 120 mmHg, lower than current guidelines, significantly reduces risk for heart failure, heart attacks and death. Implementing these findings into medical guidelines would be expected to affect at least 16.8 million Americans and could greatly reduce the incidence for heart disease in this country. Adam Bress, PharmD, assistant professor of pharmacotherapy at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, explains who would most likely be affected by guideline changes, and the tough choices that physicians and patients could be faced with. His research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.