New evidence favours intensive BP lowering in the elderly

A large Chinese study backs the landmark SPRINT trial findings, researchers say

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Aggressive blood pressure-lowering to a target of 130mmHg or lower in over-60s with hypertension substantially lowers the incidence of cardiovascular events compared with standard therapy, researchers say.

Results from the Strategy of Blood Pressure Intervention in the Elderly Hypertensive Patients (STEP) randomised controlled trial, which was stopped early because of the clear benefit of intensive treatment,