Intensive Blood Pressure Control Lowers Rate of CV Events and Death in the Elderly


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Abstract

According to this study:In ambulatory adults ages 75 or older, decreasing systolic blood pressure to a goal of less than 120 mmHg reduced the rates of fatal and nonfatal major cardiovascular events and death from any cause.These results have important clinical implications because of the high prevalence of high blood pressure in this age group.

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