debate about when to start drugs in patients with MILD hypertension

You'll hear debate about when to start drugs in patients with MILD hypertension...systolic BP 140 to 159 mmHg or diastolic 90 to 99 mmHg.

A recent analysis suggests that only one CV event is prevented for every 128 patients with mild hypertension treated for 5 years.

But experts say that 5 years is too short to show a difference...especially in low-risk patients.

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