BP testing and treatment needs overhaul: study

Clinical decisions on blood pressure treatment should be informed by overall cardiovascular risk and not blood pressure alone, say the authors of a new study.

Their work shows a risk-based approach could change the way patients are treated.  Some with "normal" blood pressure could need medication. And others with slightly raised levels and no other cardiovascular risk factors could benefit most from only lifestyle interventions.

A change could do for blood pressure what clinicians did