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OVERVIEW Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine whether treating blood pressure to a target systolic pressure of less than 120 mm Hg is superior to treating to less than 140 mm Hg, which was the commonly recommended target at the time that the SPRINT trial was conducted . Background: High blood pressure is a major public health problem...
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Large NIH-supported study may lead to fresh approaches to treating hypertension WHAT: A team of researchers led by scientists from the Framingham Heart Study has discovered 31 new genetic markers it says are associated with blood pressure. The large-scale study provides new insight into the genetic underpinnings of high blood pressure and researche...
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NIH-supported researchers are reporting more details on a landmark study that announced preliminary findings in September showing a lower blood pressure target can save lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in a group of non-diabetic adults 50 years and older with high blood pressure. Results of the Systolic Blood Pressure Interventio...
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Lower blood pressure target greatly reduces cardiovascular complications and deaths in older adults More intensive management of high blood pressure, below a commonly recommended blood pressure target, significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease, and lowers risk of death in a group of adults 50 years and older with high blood pressure. Th...
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A commonly used stenting procedure to treat plaque build-up in the renal artery appears to offer no significant improvement when added to medication-based therapy, according to results from a National Institutes of Health-funded study. The narrowing and hardening of one or both renal arteries, known as renal artery stenosis, occurs in 1 to 5 percen...