Study urges more intensive management of high blood pressure

  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2015 7:49 AM GMT
    Study urges more intensive management of high blood pressure


    http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/11/health/nih-blood-pressure-study/index.html
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    Sep 14, 2015 8:17 PM GMT
    My Aunt had high blood pressure for the last 50 years of her life. she only lived until 2 weeks short of her 101st birthday.
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    Sep 15, 2015 12:19 AM GMT
    Management meaning more DRUGS. As if high blood is caused by a patented drug deficiency.
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    Sep 15, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    It's a very fascinating study for sure. Among the test group who had their systolic BP lowered to a more stringent level heart attacks, heart failure,
    And strokes were each reduced by a third and all-cause mortality by a quarter. In order to reach the lower target, patients only took on average one additional drug which seems a reasonable trade off considering the massive benefits it could offer them. It's important to note that the drugs used are generally off patent, widely available genetics, and are quite cheap (many being on $4 formularies for people without insurance.