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.
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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation