Considering Suggesting Lower Systolic BP Goals in SOME Patients

You'll hear controversy about whether it makes sense to aim for a LOWER systolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

The new SPRINT trial suggests that a lower systolic BP may be better for some patients...including those over age 75.

For example, aiming for a systolic < 120 instead of < 140 prevents one more CV event for every 185 patients with CV risks treated/year.

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