Time to Reassess Blood-Pressure Goals.
N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 9;
Authors: Chobanian AV
More than 70 million people in the United States and more than 1 billion worldwide have hypertension - defined by a systolic blood pressure of at least 140 mm Hg and a diastolic blood pressure of at least 90 mm Hg - and the numbers are increasing steadily. Despite remarkable advances in pharmacotherapy, which have given us the ability to lower elevated blood pressure in almost everyone, hypertension remains a major public health problem as a critically important risk factor for cardiovascular and renal disease. Benefits of antihypertensive drug therapy were first demonstrated in the late 1950s in patients with . . .
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