Impact of lower achieved blood pressure on outcomes in hypertensive patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Atenolol
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Losartan

abstract

  • Achieved SBP 130 mmHg or less is not associated with lower cardiovascular risk than SBP of 131 to 141 mmHg and is associated with a significantly increased risk of death and trend towards increased cardiovascular mortality. These findings support the need for randomized evaluation of treatment to more aggressive vs. conventional SBP targets.

publication date

  • April 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/HJH.0b013e3283516499

PubMed ID

  • 22343536

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 802

end page

  • 10; discussion 810

volume

  • 30

number

  • 4