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Dropping Blood Pressure to 120 Lowers Heart Woes, Data Confirms

Written by: Meghan Rosen
Narrated by: Mark Moran
Length: 2 mins
Categories: Science & Math

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Publisher's Summary

Aggressive treatment for high blood pressure saves lives, newly released data from a recently halted clinical trial suggests.

Using drugs to lower systolic blood pressure to less than 120 millimeters of mercury cut people's risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular woes by 25 percent, researchers report November 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine. That's compared with treatments that aim to drop blood pressure to below 140.

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