Review finds 'no evidence' linking antihypertensives with falls

This might reduce concern about lower BP targets but an expert emphasises the importance of clinical judgement

UK researchers have questioned the conventional view that antihypertensives increase the risk of falls after a systematic review showed no clear evidence of such an association.

Professor Markus Schlaich.
Professor Markus Schlaich.

A leading Australian renal physician, however, says although the findings appear reassuring, it’s important to keep potential harms in mind when prescribing blood pressure