A guide to SPRINT, the study that prompted a hypertension rethink

* First published in the June, 2016 edition of Medical Observer.

Seven months after being rushed to print, the blockbuster study is still causing consternation, writes Emily Dunn.

IT WAS a trial hailed as world-changing for management of hypertension; a trial that loudly called into question a global trend towards more relaxed blood pressure (BP) targets.

But the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), halted a

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