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Clinical Summary

Hypertension: survival gains disappear after systolic pressure rises again

Jenny Blair, MD   |   25 October 2022

Takeaway

  • Though aggressive BP control in people with hypertension improved survival, those benefits evaporated quickly as systolic control slackened.
  • Commentary suggests health care systems should mimic rigorous BP management tactics achieved in trials.

Why this matters

  • SPRINT demonstrated lower mortality with aggressive BP intervention.
  • This analysis found loss of that advantage...

          

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