Early BP control in diabetes critical

A US study of more than 15,000 patients with new-onset hypertension but no diagnosed coronary or cerebrovascular disease found a blood pressure of 140/90mmHg to be a significant benchmark.

Over a mean follow-up of 3.2 years, adjusted rates of major cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, haemorrhagic stroke, or thrombotic stroke) were 30% higher in the group of patients with blood pressure >140/90mmHg. This risk rose to 41% for myocardial infarction alone but was not significant for strokes.

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