BP meds beneficial 'even in those without hypertension'

Drug initiation should depend on absolute CVD risk not BP thresholds, study suggests

Antihypertensives should be prescribed to patients with a high absolute risk of CVD regardless of their hypertension status, a large meta-analysis suggests.

Professor Markus Schlaich.
Professor Markus Schlaich.

The benefits derived from blood pressure-lowering treatment are nearly identical in those with or without a prior CVD diagnosis, the UK researchers found.

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