Study suggests more people should be given blood pressure-lowering medication

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: January 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  A study published today in the Lancet suggests that blood pressure-lowering drugs should be offered to all individuals at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke regardless of their blood pressure at the start of treatment. Currently, doctors only offer blood pressure lowering drugs to people considered to have ‘high’ blood pressure. However, the research suggests that even lowering the blood pressure – within reason – of someone with ‘normal’ blood pressure could lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:  British Heart Foundation

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